Romney Candidacy

Dear Editor,

Does it not seem at least somewhat odd that presumptive Republican Presidential nominee exclusively promotes his business background as his primary qualification for the White House, even stating that, if elected, 11.5 million new jobs would be created and our nation’s unemployment rate would fall below 6 percent during his first term in office, but conveniently neglects to mention his tenure governor of Massachusetts?

Perhaps this “oversight” may be as a result that his aforementioned business acumen sent his state into a job creation Free-Fall, as the rate of jobs created in Massachusetts dramatically declined from 34th to 47th (out of 50 states) nation wide?

Now Romney hopes to be granted the opportunity to once again utilize his “extensive business experience” to fall on an even larger scale.

The primary aspect of Gov. Romney’s plan to revitalize our nation’s economy is to prolong and further reduce tax rates for the wealthiest among us, which mirrors the economic policy of Republican President George W. Bush from which we are still trying to recover.

Wonder why the most recent Republic President George W. Bush has not been asked to speak at the upcoming republic National (Presidential) convention or to campaign on behalf of this year’s Republican Presidential ticket?

Perhaps Republicans are hoping the Bush years will be forgotten? Not hardly.

I also find it ironic and somewhat hypocritical that Gov. Romney often speaks of the importance and honor to serve as a member of our nation’s military, but neither he, any of his sons, his esteemed father, nor his vice-presidential running mate, Congressman Paul Ryan, ever served in our military.

To paraphrase President John F. Kenney’s historically most quoted and memorable line in his Presidential Inauguration speech, perhaps Gov. Romney’s views when referring to his personal such philosophy may well be: “Ask not what you can do for your country. Ask what your country can do for you.”

Thank you.


Richard Hord

Martins Ferry