Given the information we have so far about the two major party candidates for president, it is pretty easy to assess the difference in character.
While there are some similarities – for example, both are devoted to their wives and families, both are people of faith and they both seem to be physically fit – there are shocking divergences from that point.
Mitt Romney has shown that he is willing to lie on many occasions; he changes course on a dime, his spokesman announced that it’s like an Etch A Sketch when resetting the campaign for the general election. The newest lie that I am aware of is that he claimed he was not at Bain Capital when outsourcing decisions were made.
The Boston Globe is reporting that he was the CEO and owner at least through 2001, when many of the most egregious cases happened. He has said in the campaign that he is against Obamacare, even though this law is patterned after Romneycare in Massachusetts, and he earlier suggested that it should be a model for national health care.
I use that as an example of course corrections, but there is another. He has completely flip-flopped on women’s rights issues. He stated he fully supported Roe v. Wade when running for governor of Massachusetts, and just eight years later he is fully against abortion and anything dealing with women’s freedom to choose.
Meanwhile President Obama speaks the truth, defends the poor and works for all Americans.