While growing up in Baltimore, I was always taught that you are known by the company that you keep. And you don’t just go hanging around with anyone. Well my mother worded it as “you don’t go hanging with any Tom, Dick or Harry.” She left out one. We can add a new name to her list: Donald Trump. Mitt Romney has been hoping that Trump will be able to campaign with him. Trump has promised to do some speaking, even if on advertisements. Meanwhile President Obama has been seen with or represented by General Colin Powell, former Secretary of State and Joint Chiefs of Staff, former presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter and Governor Chris Christie. Republican Governor Chris Christie, while not endorsing President Obama, has been singing praises for him.
And Mitt Romney has been cuddling up to Donald Trump who is still carrying the banner for the birthers. As recent as November 1, 2012, Trump still is requesting President Obama’s college applications, college transcript and passport records. He’s still searching for President Obama’s birthplace. I guess Romney has added Trump as his surrogate to get the birther vote. That’s how desperate Mitt Romney has become.
In addition to looking at Romney’s associates, it is equally important to see who is not associating with Mitt Romney. Romney’s father, George Romney, was governor of Michigan and ran for GOP presidential nominee in 1968 but lost to Richard Nixon. Professor Joel J. Orosz, who was a friend and colleague of George Romney and great admirer of Romney’s father, went so far as to accuse Romney of “spinelessness.” Professor Orosz said that Romney’s father would not have spoken ill of any Americans as Mitt referred to the 47% of Americans as victims. Orosz spoke in great admiration of George Romney. He refers to Mitt Romney as a “cheap suit”. Professor Orosz says that Mitt Romney is “morally unfit to be the President of the United States.”
And I listened on tape to what Mitt Romney’s former GOP presidential hopefuls said about him.
Rudy Guiliano said that he “had never seen a guy change his position on so many thing.”
Rick Santorum said: Romney’s been on both sides of every single issue in the last 10 years. “He will say anything to be president.”
Ron Paul says that Mitt Romney was a “serial flip flopper”. And these were the nice comments.
And then there’s Massachusetts where Mitt Romney was governor. If Romney was so good for Massachusetts, ever wonder why Massachusetts is overwhelmingly in support of President Obama. It’s not just because Massachusetts is a Democrat stronghold. Senator Scott Brown, a Republican, is the Massachusetts senator. Citizens from Massachusetts know that Mitt Romney made their state worse in terms of business development. That’s Romney’s main reason for running for President. He will create 12 million jobs. Massachusetts was 47 out of 50 states in terms of small business development. He wasn’t so good at business development in Massachusetts.
Utah is the most Republican state in the country. And Utah has the largest population of Mormons in the country. Over 60% of Utah’s population is Mormon—Church of the Latter Day Saints. Mitt Romney brought the Olympics to Salt Lake City in 2002. So it would be no surprise if the Utah newspaper endorsed Mitt Romney. Yet, the Salt Lake Tribune, endorsed President Obama for a second term titling it “Too Many Mitts”.
The Salt Lake Tribune summed it up the best: “The president has earned a second term. Romney, in whatever guise, does not deserve a first.”