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By Ron Carter Blog Post Updates

Curbing Bad Behavior/What Mitt Romney Needs To Do

Congressman Poe and Governor Mitt Romney
Governor Mitt Romney (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I am nauseated by all the political chatter regarding what Mitt Romney needs to do. Mr. Romney, the 2012 Republican candidate running for President of the United States of America, is receiving plenty of unwarranted advice. Over the past two weeks, it seemed to me political analysts, television commentators, advisers and paid strategists all have differing point of views regarding what Mr. Romney needs to do in the upcoming debate with President Barack Obama. Some said he needs to take more risks and be aggressive, others remarked he needs to have more style, several have advised he needs to explain his policies more clearly and many have purported he needs to have more memorable zingers in his responses to President Obama comments. No wonder Mr Romney seemed confused: there are too many so-called strategies being communicated to him by his team members, pundits, commentators and anyone who cares to comment to him their opinions.

I don’t know what Mr Romney needs to do, but this I do know, “he needs to tell the American people the truth.” Only then will he be able to relax and be authentic. If it seems Mr. Romney is flip-flopping on his positions, it could be he is trying too hard to be politically correct by telling his audience what he thinks they would like to hear. I am convinced the American people would like to hear the truth whether it is being remarked by President Obama or Mr. Romney. Truth is the best disinfectant.

As the final months of the presidential elections move towards November 6, 2012 Elections Day, I don’t know how much of the half-truths, downright lies, SPIN and rhetoric I can absorb. The individuals who are spinning one point of view or another should  realize “most” of the American people, especially those of us paying attention, are not stupid. Moreover, such bad behavior is not good for the harmony of our country.

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