Well reasoned argument in favor of Obama and against Romney, from a source that sounds sadly disappointed by Romney’s failure, during his presidential bid, to maintain the integrity of who he had been.
Tribune Endorsement: Too Many Mitts
Obama has earned another term
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Sadly, it is not the only Romney, as his campaign for the White House has made abundantly clear, first in his servile courtship of the tea party in order to win the nomination, and now as the party’s shape-shifting nominee. From his embrace of the party’s radical right wing, to subsequent portrayals of himself as a moderate champion of the middle class, Romney has raised the most frequently asked question of the campaign: “Who is this guy, really, and what in the world does he truly believe?”
The evidence suggests no clear answer, or at least one that would survive Romney’s next speech or sound bite. Politicians routinely tailor their words to suit an audience. Romney, though, is shameless, lavishing vastly diverse audiences with words, any words, they would trade their votes to hear.
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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.
Therefore, our endorsement must go to the incumbent, a competent leader who, against tough odds, has guided the country through catastrophe and set a course that, while rocky, is pointing toward a brighter day. The president has earned a second term. Romney, in whatever guise, does not deserve a first.
shape-shifting is very popular is current science fiction these day
should Romney lose his Presidential bid, and retire from politics as his wife has said he would, I could ensivison a movie trilogy . . .or maybe a Fox tv series – on the far-fetched story of a shape-shifter who wins the Oval Office
. . . can you imagine . . . he really could run the country . . be the Speaker one day . . . become his own opposition . . . or rule the world .. . he could morph into Putin, oust Assad . . . He’d have had a BLAST as Sarkozy . . . he’d be his best Secret Service protection . . .
ok . . .I’m calling dibs on this idea – consider it copyrighted/trademarked/patented/mine as of now