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ELECTION: Letter example of smear campaign

Letter by Craig Chilton, Bonney Lake on Sep. 26, 2012 at 3:45 pm | 92 Comments »
September 26, 2012 3:46 pm

Re: “Romney can’t lead by example” (letter, 9-19).

The News Tribune constantly gets letters from people who don’t have their facts straight. Who really led by example?

Mitt Romney was not born into a wealthy family. George Romney was the general manager of the Automobile Manufacturing Association when Romney was born. This was a good job, but he wasn’t rich. It wasn’t until later in the 1950s that he became wealthy.

George Romney passed along a high set of values to his sons. By comparison, Joseph Kennedy made a large fortune in finance and left trust funds to all of his children. However, he didn’t provide his sons with a moral compass.

John Kennedy was a charismatic man and a war hero, but he also was a philanderer and so was his brother Ted. Does Chappaquiddick ring a bell? Neither led by example because true leaders maintain high moral standards.

On the other hand, Mitt Romney has led by example his whole life and was a self-made millionaire. He was an exceptional student, graduating from Harvard with law and business degrees. He is a faithful husband, great family man, bishop in his church and highly successful businessman. His charitable giving and position in his church show how much he cares for the poor and the middle class.

President Obama’s smear campaign is built on lies and inaccurate facts. This letter is a perfect example.

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