To the editor:
At last week’s Republican convention, candidates Romney and Ryan introduced themselves to American voters. Mitt Romney told the American people he is a deacon of the church, a loving, sensitive, trustworthy husband and thoughtful father, successful businessman and highly qualified to be president and American voters should trust him. Rep. Paul Ryan ran away from his record and tea party.
It was incredible to hear both candidates request the American people to vote for them based on their convention speeches. In their desperate effort to convince voters to vote Republican, both speeches contained numerous misstatements, untruths, falsehoods and fantasy revisions of the truth plus outright lies immediately pointed out and disputed by “fact-checkers.” Afterward, the Journal-World published back-to-back columns by Dolph Simons Jr. and George Gurley ardently praising the virtues of the Republican candidates as the answer for Obama’s miserable failings.
Lying to the American people does not exactly elicit any degree of “trust,” for if one lies about one thing, how does anyone trust anything they say in the future? Trust is a two-way street. If one wants trust, one must give trust. Romney wants voters to trust him, but he doesn’t trust the voters, based on his refusal to release his taxes and his downright campaign lies, yet claiming he has “nothing to hide?” Sorry Mitt, Paul, anything you say now is extremely suspect despite the best efforts of Dolph and George to support Republican candidates who will not or cannot tell Americans the simple truth.