I realize it’s about to sound like I’m on a bash-fest of the token Mormon in the race, but that’s not what today’s rant is about. Like I said earlier, Romney has as much right as anyone to run for the top office in the land.
What we ought to insure is that neither Romney, nor any candidate for that matter, gets away with bending the truth to fit his (or her) higher ambitions. Romney’s track record is particularly troubling and we ought not let ourselves forget it.
If you’ve never checked out FactCheck.org you owe it to yourself to get online and check it out. Once you do you’ll eagerly subscribe to their mailings. Unswervingly non-partisan, FactCheck.org “outs” the fibbers on both sides of the aisle. I eagerly await their post-debate updates in which they dissect the claims of the candidates, both in favor of their own records and to the detriment of their opponents.
One name seems to show up more frequently than any other in the category of truth-bending opportunists.
Ironically, the late-comer to the Republican race, Fred Thompson, has been noted on many occasions as being the most factually accurate of all the Republican candidates.
But Romney… Romney takes fact-bending to a new level.
Consider Romney’s latest benders.
This is not the first time that Romney has exaggerated his own track record of tax-cutting. It’s getting tiring. Politicians of both parties have become so averse to the “T” word that, as in Romney’s case, they will even go so far as exaggerating their own track record on the subject just to appear more friendly to the taxpayer’s wallet. Romney takes this aspect of his campaign to the extreme.
Romney deserves a thorough drubbing in the primaries if for no other reason than to send a message.
No candidate who lies about their record or the records of their opponents deserves a vote.
Oh yeah… Mr. NoMoreGreed is back on the warpath! Let the election season begin!
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