19.10.12

BACKHANDED COMPLIMENT?

The Romney campaign thanks the editorial board at the Chicago Jewish Star for an endorsement.

There's one troubling excerpt.
With his executive experience, belief in the enervating potential of the private sector, proven ability to deal with opposing views, positive outlook and quiet but admirable religious and charitable persona, Mitt Romney is the candidate who can best guide our country in the years ahead.

We like Mr. Romney- and strongly endorse his candidacy for president- because of his moderate, small-government views.
Enervating?

It's encouraging, though, to see an endorsement that doesn't propose to replace one Presidential Messiah with another.
Contrary to the implications of Mr. Obama’s 2008 statement, Americans provided for the sick before his time; the rise of the oceans did not begin “to slow” and our planet did not begin “to heal”- not in a metaphoric sense and not in a real one.



Mr. Obama’s unsatisfactory direction for America was rooted in untenable assumptions, fueled by arrogance, and promoted by divisiveness. We don’t need more of that.

It is not only that Mr. Obama thus deserves to be a one-term proposition; it is that Mr. Romney is simply the better bet for our country.
The better bet in the form of lowered expectations for the President of the United States. That's encouraging.

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