After what for conservatives, was a rambunctious primary campaign during which the bevy of candidates went for the jugular on who hated abortion, contraception, gays and undocumented immigrants, Republicans have finally settled on their candidate for president, Mitt Romney.
And Romney and the GOP have settled on their message -- put us back in the driver's seat and we'll solve America's economic crisis. Never mind that Romney recommended, "letting Detroit go bankrupt." He has stressed that he loves cars. He's even built elevators for his Cadillacs. Don't worry about what Republicans say, worry about their record.
During his eight years in office, President George W. Bush increased government spending more than any of the six presidents preceding him, including LBJ, of the "Great Society." In his last term, Bush increased discretionary outlays by almost 50 percent, spent almost twice as much as his predecessor, Bill Clinton (who, you might remember, left Bush a surplus), and increased the federal budget by a whopping 104 percent.
During his entertaining campaign, Newt Gingrich called Mitt Romney "the weakest front runner since Leonard Wood in 1920." I don't remember who Leonard Wood was, but I sure remember who the Republicans are. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.
Never miss a local story.
Richard Badalamente, Kennewick