An Open Letter to Mitt Romney
Dr. Mr. Romney,
Before I even dip into my letter, I would like to explain to you that it is Tuesday, I have a house full of miserable children with colds, and they have passed along their gift of golden snot and stuffed noses to me.
That being said, you have officially pissed me the fuck off. I used to think I liked you. Mormon, extremely liberal for a Republican, oh… and you were one of the most pro-choice politicians out there. To the point that NARAL even backed you in your Governorship in Massachusetts. To me, that is a pretty damn big deal.
But, it seems like the Republican party has made a big mistake. Maybe an even bigger mistake than bringing out the secret weapon Sarah Palin in 2008.
The picked you. They nominated you as the Republican candidate for President and since the Republican National Convention you have done nothing but put your foot in your own mouth. Whether it was about taxes, your opponent President Obama, or foreign affairs. If we are really being honest here, you disgusted me when you used the death of Americans in Libya as a springboard for your campaign. Which clearly backfired.
But yesterday took the cake. I wasn’t really offended till I heard your video about all those who voted or will vote for Obama. Now, let me tell you a little something about my family. We are a two parent household. Both of us work. Both of us pay taxes (in large amounts I may add!) and we both bust our asses for everything we have. We do not take any government hand outs. We do not feel as though we are “entitled” to anything. We work hard, and we voted democrat. Even my husband who served in our military and fought for his country.
Heck, I even campaigned for Obama in 2008. Went to the local high school and helped register high school seniors who would be 18 by November to vote. I was dedicated, and I still am. Why?
Because we are better off than we were four years ago. Before Obama took office, my husband lost his job. UNDER BUSH. The economy collapsed, and so did the industry he worked in. He busted his ass looking for a job, most of which he was told he was overqualified for during the almost full year he was laid off. I went back to work outside the home, despite the fact that I was pregnant. We made it work no matter what we had to do. Like most people do.
During the term of President Obama, he finally not only found a job, but excelled and is now a supervisor. We have a steady household. We ARE better off than we were four years ago, as are most hard working Americans.
47%. The 47% that will vote for President Obama are hard working, tax paying citizens who cannot relate to your lack of concern for the poor, or the families impacted by the economy. The same economy people like you with your off shore bank accounts and tax dodging helped kill.
When I think about the President, I think of someone who is concerned with every American citizen, not just those who will vote for him, or don’t take any kind of government assistance. The citizens who are elderly and worked their entire lives for their benefits, or the US military members who served to earn those benefits.
I am not sure why you decided to run for President, but it is clear from your remarks about the poor and middle class, that you are not the right man for the job.
Mormon Mother of Three in Connecticut.