I cannot believe that the Northern Virginia Daily could, in all conscience, endorse for president a man like Mitt Romney who blatantly lies about the ultra-conservative agenda he endorsed during the Republican convention in order to look moderate enough to get elected.
For one small example, he shook his magic Etch-A-Sketch again recently when he said, "There's no legislation with regards to abortion that I'm familiar with that would become part of my agenda." A quick visit to his website shows us that this statement is clearly a lie. It says right there in black and white that he supports the Hyde amendment.
And that's just one of his many 180-degree turns that his campaign comes back later to disavow. Yes, all politicians stretch the truth, but they don't all flat-out lie with impunity. Why isn't the Northern Virginia Daily as a member of the medi, exposing these lies instead of endorsing them?
His big selling point seemed to be, "I'm a big-shot financier, just trust me." He won't divulge the details of his economic plan, we're just supposed to trust him, even though he's already proven that he will say anything in order to be elected.
Electing Romney wouldn't be a vote for change as you suggest -- it would be returning the reins of power to the same old fat cats who brought us the worst depression since the 30s.
Despite what you say, things ARE turning around -- slowly. The stock market is up, the housing market is rebounding and major retailers announced just this week that they are adding thousands of employees for the holiday season, many of whom will be retained permanently.
Still, as my parents' generation may remember, it takes more than four years to turn around an almost total collapse of our nation's financial system. If you remember Obama's inaugural address, that's precisely what he said. I agree, and I'm voting to give him four more years to finish the job.
Laurel Vaughan, Woodstock