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* The narrative is starting to take hold that (Romney) is dishonest, devious and irreconcilably different. These are simple, deadly character flaws in a candidate.

Posted by Lew Weinstein on July 14, 2012

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can this man be trusted ???

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Charles Blow writes in the NYT (7/13/12) …

Mitt Romney’s stories just don’t jibe.

First, there is the issue of when he left Bain Capital, the private-equity firm he founded.

On an August 2011 federal disclosure form, Romney stated that he “retired from Bain Capital on Feb. 11, 1999, to head the Salt Lake Organizing Committee.” But, as The Boston Globe reported this week, Securities and Exchange Commission documents filed after 1999 by Bain Capital state that “he remained the firm’s ‘sole stockholder, chairman of the board, chief executive officer, and president.’ ”

Second is the issue of Romney’s tax returns.

Romney has only released a complete return for 2010 and an unfinished estimate for 2011. This is less than any other presidential candidate in recent history.

As The Times put it in a scathing editorial this week, “what information he did release provides a fuzzy glimpse at a concerted effort to park much of his wealth in overseas tax shelters, suggesting a widespread pattern of tax avoidance unlike that of any previous candidate.”

The narrative is starting to take hold that (Romney) is dishonest, devious and irreconcilably different. These are simple, deadly character flaws in a candidate.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/14/opinion/blow-what-a-tangled-web.html?_r=1&partner=rss&emc=rss

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2 Responses to “* The narrative is starting to take hold that (Romney) is dishonest, devious and irreconcilably different. These are simple, deadly character flaws in a candidate.”

  1. journeythroughnews said

    Romney definitely should be more open about his finances if he expects to gain the trust of the American people. Though Obama has encountered some tough spots recently, the race is far from over. What are your thoughts?
    http://journeythroughnews.wordpress.com/2012/07/10/an-obama-victory-less-certain-maybe-not/

    • Lew Weinstein said

      I think Obama will win. On the one hand, Romney will be increasingly revealed for what he is, and many voters will find that unattractive. On the other hand, the Obama campaign will (probably not beginning until September) make the case for its substantial domestic and foreign accomplishments. An Obama second term could see great accomplishments. A Romney presidency would be a disaster for everyone except the very wealthy.

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