October 5, 2012

Moral Compass of Mitt Romney

Have we gotten to a point in the United States where attaining victory at any cost is good?
"He (Romney) used the first presidential debate to speak out forcefully to its wide television audience against the idea of cutting taxes for the wealthy, noting that “high-income people are doing just fine in this economy.” Asked if there was too much government regulation, he answered, “regulation is essential.” And he praised the Massachusetts health care bill, calling it a “model for the nation.”" NY Times, October 5, 2012
"Mitt Romney for the first time characterized his comments during a fundraiser that were surreptitiously filmed and caught the candidate essentially writing off 47 percent of Americans as "completely wrong." ABC News, October 5, 2012
I can understand voters being opposed to President Obama because of his policies. I can even understand, although not agree with, why some voters are against him simply because of his race. What I do not understand is anyone willing to have this country give up its moral fiber to defeat a candidate that a substantial portion of the American public want as their President.

If you don't like the President, find a candidate with high values and principles that you agree with and work hard to defeat Obama. Don't find a candidate who wants to be President so badly that will change his core principles and values just to get elected.

I am scared. As I am sitting here typing the fictional character Gordon Gekko from the movie Wall Street is flashing through my mind; and no I do not believe Mitt Romney is as corrupt as Gordon Gekko. However, I do believe he is obsessed with becoming the President and seems to be willing to throw away part of his morality to get there. I will also be the first to admit that sometimes my moral compass needs adjusting so don't shoot the messenger.

Are you happy with Mitt Romney's moral compass? I am not. Jodi Kanton had it right all along.

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