I’ve watched several political ads for Mitt Romney lately and realized that he is guilty of throwing accusations at Rick Santorum’s record when his own record is quite tarnished.
In one ad, it states that Rick Santorum has never run a business. Does running a business automatically make someone a good president? What about all of the business owners and managers who have no clue what they’re doing and run their company out of business?
Romney wants you to believe that his business experience makes him qualified to run the country. But if you look at his business experience with Bain, that’s not exactly the experience I would want in the Oval Office. During Romney’s time at Bain, they had a practice of buying other companies and then laying off hundreds of employees. Bain was responsible for thousands of Americans losing their jobs. Sounds eerily similar to the current White House occupant, doesn’t it.
The same ad then runs a clip of Romney claiming that the first thing he will do as president is to eliminate Obamacare. He says it’s unfair. But wait, Mr Romney, wasn’t Obamacare largely patterned after your Romneycare that you passed while governor of Massachusetts? Please tell us why it was okay for your state but not for the country? Aren’t you being a little hypocritical?
Many of Romney’s policies, that he enacted or pushed for while serving as governor of Massachusetts, are 180 degrees opposite of what he is saying now. How can the American people trust someone that changes his views to fit the moment, rather than sticking to his principles?
Mr Romney, you claim to be familiar with the Bible, so I ask if you recall Matthew 7:2-4 which states,
“For in the way you judge, you will be judged; and by your standard of measure, it will be measured to you. Why do you look at the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ and behold, the log is in your own eye?”
If you have forgotten this verse, then perhaps John 8:6-7,
“This they said to test him, that they might have some charge to bring against him. Jesus bent down and wrote with his finger on the ground. And as they continued to ask him, he stood up and said to them, ‘Let him who is without sin among you be the first to throw a stone at her.’”
You need to stop and take good hard look at your own record before you start attacking the record of others.