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To the editor:
President Obama’s campaign slogan of Hope and Change in 2008 might well apply to the Romney campaign. They “hope” voters will forget all the “change” Mitt Romney has made to his promises and pronouncements while vying for the presidency. A small sample of pivots Romney made for political expediency:
1. Abortion: He was for it before he was against it. Now, apparently he’s for it again.
2. Healthcare: Vowing to repeal Obamacare the first day of his presidency, he would now retain key provisions of the plan.
3. The “inelegant” 47 percent gaffe: After being caught on tape saying 47 percent of the country pay no taxes, feel entitled and are not worth his concern, he now promises to represent 100 percent of the people.
4. Immigration: After calling for immigrants to self-deport, a new policy won’t “round them up” for deportation.
5. Marriage: Alternate views include saying individuals should be able to pursue a relationship of their choice versus advocating a constitutional amendment to define marriage as between a man and a woman.
I urge voters to educate themselves to avoid voting against their best interests. It also might help to ditch the flip-flops, instead of wearing sensible walking shoes to sidestep the rubbish left behind by the changeable, Etch-A-Sketch Republican nominee.
Anne T. Bailey