I have driven a whole bunch of different vehicles; a BMW 700 series, an Eagle Talon, a Jeep Wrangler, a LandRover, my subaru outback and a Ford 250 pickup which I used to call the suicide truck because the steering box was faulty so whenever the truck hit something on the road, the whole truck would shift lanes without your consent. It was hard to start as well, that was the only thing that we could afford at the time and I drove it into the ground. You do what you have to when you can't do otherwise.
Mitt Romney just argued why we have to have campaign reform laws and we have to get rid of super pacs and Citizens United. The advice that his father gave him, that only the ones who can afford to, should run for political office, severely limits the candidate pool to only those who would travel the same circles, have the same type of upbringing thus reflecting only the sense and sensibilities of a particular class. Serving the public weal calls for more than a good set of math skills and the competitive drive to edge out the other players. Mitt Romney is operating under the old philosophy that if the top tier does great than the rest of us will benefit, it has been proven to not work and he hasn’t offered any alternate plan or strategic economic model so for me a vote for Romney is a vote against mainstream America.
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Being from Massachusetts myself I would say that Romney saw the writing on the wall and he left because he knew that running again and losing would have blown any future presidential chances. He didn’t do a great job as governor, MA was 47th in jobs, that is nothing to write home about. His health insurance coverage plan didn’t address the rising health costs relative to inflation when he adopted it, MA is still dealing with this. I don’t think that he has what it takes to get our country on the track for a prosperous, competitive future. He absolutely worships at the profit above all else altar, that works for C.E.O’s but not for the rest of us and we are the majority, enough with waiting for the drips coming from the top to grow the economy, we have been waiting for over thirty years, since Reagan, and it hasn’t happened. It is time to lift all the boats from the bottom up, get the consumers and the workers back into the game with all types of manufacturing and stop denying the true strength of the American economy, the middle class. Without us, America is not America, plain and simple.
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The dinner party was very nice, our guests were absolutely delightful and the food turned out to be edible. Actually, the food was good, the husband did an excellent job cooking the duck and the escargots and the sauces came out good as well. The conversation was so easy, I didn’t know them that well but the conversation flowed freely without any awkward silences at all. I felt so comfortable with them that when it came to be dessert time, Judy unveiled her homemade cake and it was a layered strawberry buttercream layered cake, it was a beautiful sight to behold, I unfortunately am extremely allergic to strawberries and I had to tell them because I didn’t know what else to do. If I hadn’t said anything about my allergies I would have seemed rude refusing to have a slice of her cake. Judy said “oh no, I asked your husband if you had any food allergies.” I started laughing and I turned to my husband and said “why do you want to do me in for, I thought that we were happily married?” He felt stupid and tried to put it on me, saying that he thought that I would have simply refused, I said to him “oh yes, that would have been a lot more polite” I swear, husband just admit that you forgot something, it’s okay. The dinner went on as smoothly as before without a lull in the conversation. They left at 11:30, the time passed so quickly, I could have sworn that it was only 10:00, the sign of an excellent evening is when you don’t notice the time flying by. I cleaned up as much as I could, that really means as much as the dishwasher could handle, I’ll tackle the rest tomorrow. It was a lot of fun.