What’s there to fear?
A few reasons why most politicians and Americans are afraid of Mitt Romney:
Been married to one woman and faithful to her even through her cancer.
No scandals — boring!
Intelligent — graduated cum laude from both Harvard Law and Business — and his records are not sealed.
Doesn’t smoke, drink or do drugs.
His five sons have no police records and no drug rehab — and were raised by a stay-at-home mom.
Very handsome and gracious.
He’s Mormon — people need to be afraid of a religion that teaches clean living, patriotism and self-reliance.
His wealth is self-made; he didn’t marry it or inherit it. Wow, actually working a job and earning your own money makes you “unlikable” and “unable to relate to the average American!” Most of our politicians are very wealthy, so what’s the big deal? Because he made his money himself, he’s not beholden to any special interests, like most of our politicians are.
Obviously he’s not the product of a second or third welfare generation and he’s not an illegal alien.
Wow, how can anybody relate to someone like Mitt? I’d rather have 20 Mitt Romneys than one Obama.
LEAH SHAW, Boise
A national embarrassment
Am I the only one that thinks “Mitt the Twit” is a national embarrassment? “Better to be thought a fool, then open your mouth and remove all doubt.” (Abraham Lincoln)
DAVID K. DILISA, Meridian
If he’s paying fair share of taxes, there’s no problem
Gov. Romney’s tax rate compared to mine:
All this hullabaloo about Romney’s tax returns got me thinking. I think I’m pretty “middle class.” I am a college professor. My wife is a public school teacher (retired) and we have grown kids with families. We have worked all of our lives and just paid off our mortgage. Most of our income came from our jobs and we diligently socked away money over the years into retirement accounts, especially when the kids were out of college. Mr. Romney said that he paid 13.9 percent tax on the one tax return he disclosed. So, I went back over the past five years of our joint income taxes and found that we paid an average of 15.5 percent. No complaints.
By the way, governor, this took me about five minutes to compute. America isn’t asking for a penny-by-penny accounting of your tax returns. We just want to know that you are paying your fair share. If you are, then, thank you. If you are not, then perhaps you should review your running mate’s tax plan again.
GALEN LOUIS, Boise