An April 25 letter writer ventured into the realm of national politics by praising the failed presidencies of Nos. 39 and 44, while demeaning, demonizing and mischaracterizing the presumptive Republican candidate for the 2012 presidential race. Usually writing about lofty, if insipid and less-than-terrestrial matters, the critique of the candidate missed the target by the proverbial mile. Maybe further, in this case.
The presumptive candidate is a self-made man, a wealthy capitalist who made his money the old-fashioned way: He worked for it. No government handouts here, neither for student loans nor miscellaneous subsidies. Nor salvation by TARP or stimulus money, so generously handed out by president 44 to friends and supporters.
About the candidate can be said to be a family man, married to the same woman for many years, without blemish of integrity and mundane scandals to be found by an overeager national press and the Democratic National Committee. A man with economic knowledge and foundation, proved in his ability to turn bad projects into successful ventures, governor of the bluest state in the nation as a Republican and who has shown an admirable perseverance in his quest for the presidency.
He definitely has my vote.