Originally published on June 13, 2012
Dear fellow citizens,
My relationship with Mitt Romney began in the early 1990’s. As you know, he’s good looking, smart and seems like a great catch. It seemed like heaven when we first met; he said he was a fiscal conservative and a social progressive.
I’m writing to you today to urge you to take a hard look at this smooth talking liar. Dig a little deeper before entering into a relationship with him.
I feel confident there’s not much more for me to know about Romney. He’s that bad Ex that haunts me like a cold sore; the relationship started off so promising—”I’ll be better than Ted (Kennedy) for gay rights”—and ended so bitterly—”Romney contributed to NOM”.
The many layers of Mitt Romney are peeling away for you to see his core. He was my governor, and he wanted to be my senator and now, again, my president.
He told me all the things I dreamed a Republican would finally say to me. But as time went on I realized he was just using me to get ahead; he didn’t mean what he said. In fact, he was coldly lying to me.
In the end, I learned the hard way just how deep his deception ran. His actions, the exact opposite of what he said he would do, put youth in jeopardy. It was sad, but not shocking, when Bay Windows reported in the Oct. 12, 2006 issue about the motivations and extent of his opposition to the Governor’s Commission on LGBT youth (a commission founded by former governor and fellow Republican Bill Weld). TMP.com and The Boston Globe both revisited the issue this week.
How could I have been so wrong?
I’m certainly not the first victim who fell for such a good looking, smart liar. His lack of connection with morality and emotion are startling. For example, although I was mostly bullied in elementary school I’m ashamed to say I did bully on a few occasions. I remember each incident with remorse. There may be a few instances I don’t remember, but if someone were to tell me I bullied them, I would apologize. Even if I didn’t remember the incident. This man vying for your trust has dismissed, without remorse, accusations of his bullying as “hijinks”. Really?
I could go on, but I don’t want you to think I’m a bitter Ex. You don’t have to agree with my political point of view, or even disagree with Romney’s, to see that he is not what he seems. Take an issue you care about—unions, banks, crime, anything—and see if his words match his actions. Before saying yes to another date with Mitt Romney, please do your homework. Visit the Romney Files at www.baywindows.com. Think about empathy and morality, and the importance those characteristics play in the presidency.