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Friday, October 19, 2012

Now I see how you really are


Same scene from a month ago.

* The 1968 presidential candidates. Wow. I had no idea.

* I did have an idea about Pat Paulsen, however. One day when I walked into Mr. Jones's seventh grade English class, there over the chalk board was a poster with the caption "Pat Paulsen for President." Obviously, I didn't know anything about presidential politics (yet), but I so wanted him to win. That was probably the beginning of my interest in politics.

* The Salt Lake Tribune makes the case for why we should vote against Mitt Romney, and vote for Barack Obama: Tribune Endorsement: Too Many Mitts:

If this portrait of a Romney willing to say anything to get elected seems harsh, we need only revisit his branding of 47 percent of Americans as freeloaders who pay no taxes, yet feel victimized and entitled to government assistance. His job, he told a group of wealthy donors, "is not to worry about those people. I’ll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives."
Where, we ask, is the pragmatic, inclusive Romney, the Massachusetts governor who left the state with a model health care plan in place, the Romney who led Utah to Olympic glory? That Romney skedaddled and is nowhere to be found.


In considering which candidate to endorse, The Salt Lake Tribune editorial board had hoped that Romney would exhibit the same talents for organization, pragmatic problem solving and inspired leadership that he displayed here more than a decade ago. Instead, we have watched him morph into a friend of the far right, then tack toward the center with breathtaking aplomb. Through a pair of presidential debates, Romney’s domestic agenda remains bereft of detail and worthy of mistrust.

* You're no good. (I'm surprised they let Linda in there in that mini dress.)

Posted by Marie at October 19, 2012 10:10 PM