I think there can be legitimate discussion between many Republicans and many Democrats. Unfortunately the Republicans have a really bad candidate. Mitt Romney, aside from offering some vague platitudes about a certain philosophy, has now demonstrated at least three times that he doesn't know enough. In Aaron Sorkin's words, "Let's speak truth to stupid."
He said, "Russia is our most dangerous adversary," which is just a bit out of date. What happened to the worldwide war on terror?
Second, he said that "the federal government has nothing to do with paying teachers, firefighters and police." That is an absolute "know-nothingism."
Now, most recently he said, that "the states need to secure the borders of this country since the federal government won't" in response to the ruling ofU.S. Supreme Court(whom most consider the most conservative court in several decades) striking down most of the Arizona immigration law because states have no authority in this regard.
Mr. Romney has demonstrated more than an affinity for gaffes. He has demonstrated that he has no idea of how the federal government works under the U.S. Constitution. He's just an empty suit spouting platitudes.
Mel Mintz, Pikesville