To be clear, I am not voting for Mitt Romney in November.
By the fifth presidential debate I had a sense of who the candidates were. Santorum and Bachmann were in the no way column. Cain and Perry (I like Texans) in the entertainment column. Ron Paul and Newt Gingrich I enjoyed their raw intelligence . Jon Huntsman,( the outsider) may have been the Republican Candidate to get this Independents vote.
Finally, then there is Mitt Romney, the candidate I thought I knew. The moderate , who supported gun control, the maverick who signed a landmark bill to give health care to citizens in his state, was a figment of my imagination.
His gaffe is the inability to read a group or an audience is troubling How do you tell a nation they’re not ready? Better still why would you tell a nation? Why would he take a swipe at the Palestinians?
Forget Bain, I admire wealth, respect wealth, well done Mitt.
Sensitivity ,empathy isn’t in him, that’s why its difficult for him to go off message. When he addresses the middle class, he talks at them instead to them. There are many millionaire politicians on both side of the aisle who have a real sense of the struggles of the middle class. Mitt simply isn’t on of them.
So here we are, the presumptive Republican candidate is on his first foreign tour. In short fashion he has managed to alienate two countries. If he sticks to script he may slow his bleeding on the world stage . The press on both sides of the pond are laying in wait for the next gaffe.
When my children were small, and we would visit the homes of friends and family I would remind them how their actions represented the family.
Mitt Romney is not my candidate of choice, but in many respects he is representing every American and as an American I want him to succeed.
Memories are long and selective. After the November elections his gaffes may be apart of history or the beginning of new era of international relations..