Letter: Romney got it right
Re “Romney still doesn’t get it” (Monitor Opinion page, Nov. 16):
I can’t believe that the writer doesn’t get it. Mitt Romney was just telling it like it is when he discussed how President Obama’s supporters voted for him because they wanted something for themselves.
With the exception of wealthy liberals, who want our administration to tax the middle and affluent classes to death in order to keep up unnecessary spending and appease their own guilt toward the poor, most of Obama’s voters were indeed special-interest groups. They were made up of women activists, minorities, union members, and the usual assortment of people who never feel our country extends enough “rights.”
If Obama voters had been interested in the common good, they would have insisted on a leader concerned about moving this country as a whole out of its economic crisis. Instead they opted for the quick and exclusive gratification that a vote for Obama promised to achieve. Andrew Sullivan’s holier-than-thou remark about Romney’s insulting the intelligence and good faith of Americans is a pathetically maudlin smokescreen, like so many other claims by liberals. They are sent out like missiles to distract Americans from considering universal issues and the candidates’ agenda.
TERI DE FRANZO