As the Politician Turns


Early this morning while reading the news I ran across the following article in the UK paper The Telegraph, “US election: Mitt Romney may have breached ethics laws through company linked to Paul Ryan’s brother”. This link will bring up the full article; http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/us-election/9483845/US-election-Mitt-Romney-may-have-breached-ethics-laws-through-company-linked-to-Paul-Ryans-brother.html.

Politicians are like actors in a soap opera. They play a character that is constantly in the middle of one complicated situation after another and all the characters are intertwined. Sort of like Dallas on a national level.

The article alleges while GOP Presidential nominee Mitt Romney was the governor of Massachusetts the state had a current contract with a marketing company (Imagitas).  A senior executive with Imagitas was Paul Ryan’s brother, Tobin Ryan. Mr. Ryan had worked for Bain Capital and one of the divisions of Bain Capital had loaned the money to the co-founder of Imagitas, another former employee of Bains, to start the marketing company. Later when Imagitas was sold to Pitney Bowes a profit was made for Bain Capital, which was still owned by Romney.

The article raises far more questions than it answers. Another thing I noticed and found unusual is there has been no mention of this in the U.S. media as of the time of this post. The Telegraph moved the article off of the opening page of their web site about an hour after I read it but the article is still available by link.

It’s one of the less boring things about the Presidential election. In my opinion the arguing about Romney’s taxes and all the rest of the posturing going on between the candidates just isn’t interesting. None of it really tells us who the Republican candidate really is other than the story about his dog. That one decided me. Obama could be the worst president ever and I still would not vote for Romney.

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About dwittopinions

A great grandmother living in the middle of the United States. My interests include art, needlework, reading, history, politics, and cooking.
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4 Responses to As the Politician Turns

  1. It begs the question is there such a thing as bad publicity?

    • In politics there isn’t. It’s the name recognition thing and all. Romney needs all the help he can locate even with what he gets from the talking what-evers on Fox News. He’s as dull as a suit on a hanger.

  2. Jewels says:

    I’m so fed up with politics and politicians, I can’t even tell you. Something is terribly wrong with the entire system, and the only information the American people are given comes from a biased media that is ultimately controlled by the government. We may think we’re free here in the US, but we really aren’t. It’s such a joke. But it’s a joke that is not funny. Although your title did make me smile… 😉

  3. Very wrong indeed. I thought we’d hit the low spot with the 2000 election but it seems I’m wrong. Some of the media is very biased, there are still a few actual journalists left but their reports are not getting out. All we can do is try to keep up with varifiable facts about the canidates and vote, if they let us.

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