PORT NECHES —
The political conventions have come and gone. A lot of folks are still confused as to whom they will give their vote. Big surprise, huh?
Well, with the help of a little research and the learned critiquing of a couple friends, I came out of the two weeks with the understanding of why many would not vote for Mitt Romney.
And naturally, being a conscientious citizen and an all-around great guy, I decided I’d pass the information along to you.
Right off the bat, on top of having the looks a casting director would want for a film about a president, Romney has been married to one woman since 1969, even through her struggles with MS and breast cancer. Why, there aren’t even any smoking guns or skeletons in his closet. Squeaky clean. Like one of my buddies remarked, ‘he’s boring, boring.’
He speaks with the accent of his upbringing. He finds it impossible to articulate in a fake, southern black accent of a hellfire and brimstone preacher whenever he chooses.
He graduated from Harvard Law School and Business School, cum laude. His records are there. They can be verified.
Someone like that is really too backward for today’s presidency. He doesn’t smoke or swear; has never done drugs despite their prevalence during his college days. He is a boring reminder of yesterday’s America where people believed in God, went to church, remained faithful to his spouse, worked hard, and became a success.
To illustrate just how out of touch the guy is, he has five sons none of whom can boast of arrest or rehab records. And they were reared by a mother who remained at home with them.
And look at how wealthy he is. Would you believe that he didn’t marry into it or inherit it? In fact, the guy is so out of touch with the world that when he inherited his father’s great wealth, he gave it all to charity.
Now, just how un-American is that by today’s standards?
No, he believes you go out and work your butt off to earn your own money.
And worst of all, he’s a Mormon. Now, I kid you not, that’s a bunch you’ve got to watch. The religion teaches all of its people—are you ready for this? It teaches all its followers to be clean-living, patriotic, hard-working, thrifty, charitable, and self-reliant. Can you imagine how much trouble a bunch like that could cause?
He started Bain capital, and from that office, turned it into Staples, now 2,000+ stores, 90,000 employees. He did similarly with Dominos’s, Sealy, Brookstone, Weather Channel, and numerous others. He created jobs, and from today’s welfare rolls, that seems to be the last thing Americans want, jobs.
Now, you tell me. Do we really need that sort of energy leading our country?
Look at us today. Almost half our people don’t even pay taxes. That must mean we’re doing something right, huh?
And another thing, he’s one of those goody-goody volunteers. He’s always volunteering. After high school, he spent almost three years as a Mormon missionary in France with no pay. He worked as an unpaid volunteer for his dad's gubernatorial campaign; as an unpaid intern in his dad's governor's office for eight years; an unpaid bishop and state president of his church for ten years; an unpaid President of the Salt Lake Olympic Committee for three years; and he took no salary and was the unpaid Governor of Massachusetts for four years.
Oh, yes, did I mention he gave his entire inheritance from his father to charity?
Disgusting. Someone like this is hard to trust.
And what did showoff Romney do? Showboating, last year he gave 19%, $4 million, almost twice the biblical suggestion of a tithe. How silly was that?
There you are. You can see obviously, the guy doesn’t stand a chance.
He’s a dummy. He should have rubbed shoulders with communists or terrorists. Or maybe he should have attended a church where the preacher damned the United States. Maybe he could have made it then.
What do you think?
Kent Conwell of Port Neches is a retired educator. Contact him at email@example.com. He blogs at kentconwell.blogspot.com.