The issues mentioned by in a Sept. 3 letter against President Barack Obama are meant to distract voters from the real issues. However, the letter writer mentioned that Mitt Romney is "selfless." To me, selfless means giving until it hurts.
A woman who lost her house to Hurricane Isaac asked Romney what would he suggest about her situation. His answer: "Um, there's assistance out there, go home and call 211." This is not the answer you expect from a selfless man. When a candidate brushes off a person seeking answers, this, to me, is a sign of callousness. When he cannot see justice in the faces of people who were deprived of their jobs because their jobs were outsourced, this, to me, shows a man without compassion.
Romney did not have the decency to refuse the campaign fund contribution of a casino mogul whose billions comes from thousands of people addicted to gambling - who lost their lifetime savings, houses and often their families.
His unwillingness to open his tax returns to the public is fishy. A candidate has to be transparent, especially to the middle class and poor who need assurance that their president is in solidarity with them in their struggles to survive this recession brought partly by the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
Jesus says to the rich young ruler who came to him: "Go and sell your goods and give the proceeds to the poor. Then come back and follow me." This is what selfless means.
Lilia B. Lopez-Rahman