Obama and Romney: Character Shows

Character is consistent.  Voters say moral character is one of the most important things they look for in choosing the president.  The character of a public figure can be hard to discern amidst a fog of self-advertising, media hype, and the distorting effects of TV.  That is why personal stories about Romney and Obama, before they were candidates, are crucial.  Voters want to understand what kind of man they are electing. An unusual personal story gives us insight into Mitt Romney.  It is 1996.  Mitt Romney is the head of Bain Capital in Boston.  One of his employees comes to him, utterly distraught.  His 14-year-old daughter snuck out of the house to go to a rave in New York and has been missing for three days.  One of her teen friends said he gave her ecstasy and that he last saw her partying under a bridge.  Did Romney offer sympathy and hope?  Write a check for a private detective?  Wait for the government to solve...(Read Full Article)

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