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All politicians are the same in the end

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in response to reader comment: Speaker Gingrich Did Not Bury Himself - He is Finding That There is No Room Left for Gentlemen in Politics

Submitted by sara (United States), Feb 6, 2012 at 16:32

I respectfully disagree on several points. First, Speaker Gingrich does not carry the mantle of the 'gentleman'. His erratic statements, loony accusations and inability to show composure in the face of difficulty absolve him of that label. On the other hand, I have noted that Romney has shown great calm (perhaps too much), reasoned argument (perhaps too controlled), and effective messages. If anything, he has behaved more as a gentleman in his appearances (while he savages his opponents with the PACS). His rhetoric has not been particularly inspiring and is therefore a bit boring. But the fact is that we need BHO out and any Republican candidate will do.

Second, all of these men are politicians and by default, liars and poseurs. It is an unfortunate reality that the campaign rhetoric preached by all of them will become 'hevel', nothingness, once they are in office. It is the nature of a politician to dissappoint his constituents, and the more promises are made, the higher he takes his crowds, the farther he falls (BHO being a case in point). So if all politicians are more or less equal in terms of the obstacles facing them, I would prefer the one with the best chance of being elected. I don't need to feel passionate about Romney, I just need him to do his job.

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