The candidates' backgrounds
I’ve never believed I should vote for any presidential candidate because he is “like me”, or I would like to drink beer with him. I’m looking for someone brighter than me, someone who believes in the dignity of the office.
Consider the contrast in backgrounds of the candidates. Barack Obama is the son of an African goat herder and a woman from Wichita, Kansas … who worked as a civil rights lawyer before getting into politics.
Mitt Romney … born into wealth, he created a nice personal fortune of his own.
Paul Ryan … began working in government as soon as he left school.
I don’t have much in common with any of these guys. I will say Vice President Biden and I both have sons who served in the military … in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Oh, I do work for a corporation, so I have that in common with Mr. Romney’s experience. Of course, my rung on the ladder is quite a bit below where his was.
Our thought for today is from William Shakespeare:
“Be not afraid of greatness: some men are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon them.”