If you’ve been following the race to the presidency, you may have noticed the obvious flaws of the potential candidates.
For example, one of the runners, Mitt Romney, the former governor of Massachusetts, came under fire recently for an incident that occurred back in the 1980s when Romney tied his dog in a kennel to the roof of his car and drove to Canada, according to an article from Reuters.
Animal rights groups have criticized Romney for that decision. In fact, it was very cruel and irresponsible of him to treat his dog like that. Not to mention Romney recently made the statement, “I like firing people.”
Romney also believes for-profit colleges such as the University of Phoenix are a wise decision for higher education. For-profit colleges generally have much higher tuition than a four-year public university such as Ferris and spend most of their money on marketing and advertising to recruit students and much less on educating students.
I don’t want a guy who treats animals like items you strap to a car and enjoys seeing the looks on others’ faces when he fires them running our country.
If you’ve been paying attention, you’d also notice that Newt Gingrich said, “Child labor laws are stupid.” This candidate believes children should be working in sweat shops all day. While personal life should not be tied with public life, he’s also been under fire for cheating on his wives more than once.
Think about it. If Gingrich is dishonest in his personal life, would he be dishonest in his public life? I would guess most likely.
If one’s ethics aren’t lined up behind closed doors, they certainly won’t be lined up when the doors are open.
Ron Paul, the candidate who is a libertarian from Texas, doesn’t seem to be exactly who he says he is. Back in 1984, Paul was the president of the “Ron Paul & Associates” corporation, which no longer exists. Paul began publishing newsletters such as “Ron Paul’s Freedom Report,” “The Ron Paul Survival Report” and “The Ron Paul Political Report”.
In one particular newsletter published in 1992, “A Special Issue on Racial Terrorism,” the article blamed African American men for the riots and another article criticized homosexuals, saying they enjoyed the attention and pity that comes with being sick by referring to AIDS. A Fact Checker report was done on these letters in the Washington Post.
Paul told CNN in 2008 that he “honestly” had no idea who wrote the articles and “never” read it. Well, he was the president of the company where the newsletters were published. I’m not too sure he’s telling the truth.
Don’t get me started on Rick Perry. He has done and said so much to destroy his image.
Now that contender Jon Huntsman has dropped out of the race, I have no confidence in any of the current Republican candidates. The way these candidates have been handling themselves just shows how detrimental they could be to the United States if any of them become president.
Stephen Colbert, a satirist and talk-show host on Comedy Central, is planning to “explore” a presidential bid in South Carolina, which is unfortunately not real.
According to ABC News, Colbert is using his faux bid for the White House to draw attention to new campaign finance laws that allow unnamed donors to donate as much money as they want into super PACs, which can spend that money to support political candidates as long as they do not directly coordinate with a candidate.
If Colbert was truly running for president, there would be some hope left for the race to the presidency.