Romney A Role Model? No Way! Mom Talk

Mitt Romney's foot-in-mouth disease causes him to lose respect.

As parents, we are challenged to be role models for our children. If that weren't tough enough, we must also help guide our kids to selecting others as role models.

For example, we teach kids to respect people in positions of authority: teachers, principals, police officers, mayors, senators, and presidents. Yes, presidents. It's hard to believe this time of year that our leaders vying for the highest public office act the way they do.

With that in mind, Mitt Romney made a statement recently that is causing me to break my own rule of not writing about politics. If he were to win the election, I could not imagine how I could point to him and say to my children, "There is a man we must honor and respect."

“There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what," Romney said at a $50k-a-person fundraiser. "All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to healthcare, to food, to housing, to you name it."

Here's the real kicker:

“My job is not to worry about those people," Romney said. "I’ll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives.”

That kind of obnoxious comment shows total disdain for the very people he may be sworn to represent. He says point blank that it is not his job to worry about the people who vote for President Obama "no matter what."

Any civics teacher would tell you that is absolutely false. Our elected officials must and should represent everyone within their jurisdiction. Its a shame that Romney does not feel that way. It is a shame that he is a candidate for the highest office in the land and he does not feel that way.

Regardless of what our individual political views are, we still have a duty to teach our children to respect authority. Lord knows we haven't always had stellar characters in the White House. Electing presidents who lack moral fiber is a practice we, Americans, should stop.

Governor Romney, with all due respect, as a voter taking personal responsibility for my life, it is easy for me to say that you simply are not good enough to be a role model for my children.

Tom Klimczak September 25, 2012 at 08:46 PM
Don't bother. He's a squirrel. Not worth the trouble.
Robert Green September 30, 2012 at 01:10 AM
Those of you who believe that "Trickle Down Economics" doesn't work...I suggest you apply for any future jobs you wish to hold from an indigent, living in a cardboard box under a bridge someplace! Obviously, money never runs down hill, but up hill!!! Another thing to consider is that Unions and Governments are Parasites! If they didn't extract capital from those they represent by force, they would have nothing! Government jobs only come from the extraction of capital from the private sector!
Robert Green September 30, 2012 at 01:14 AM
Greece is spelled without an "A" and an "S."
F Scholer October 01, 2012 at 10:36 PM
Timmy my boy, here is some of Romney's accomplishments with Bains: The firm was founded in 1984 by partners from the consulting firm Bain & Company. Since inception it has invested in or acquired hundreds of companies including AMC Entertainment, Aspen Education Group, Brookstone, Burger King, Burlington Coat Factory, Clear Channel Communications, Domino's Pizza, DoubleClick, Dunkin' Donuts, D&M Holdings, Guitar Center, Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), Sealy, The Sports Authority, Staples, Toys "R" Us, Warner Music Group and The Weather Channel. To make things easier for you, list some of Obama's accomplishments.
Scotty October 04, 2012 at 04:50 AM
I've read thru this whole page and my only comment is TIM L is a bitter, imature crybaby liberal who has no facts just nasty partisan talking points. Its funny to read. I think your mommy is calling she wants you to come home now.


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