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posted: 11/2/2012 5:00 AM

More to a president than business success

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While I believe the Herald was well intentioned in its endorsement of Mitt Romney, I believe that endorsement was fundamentally flawed.

It seems, according to your Oct. 28 argument in his favor that you base this endorsement on this candidate's ability to run a business, as though this tactic would naturally cross over into governing America.

Your position states "We endorse Romney because he, unlike Obama, understands that jobs are a creation of business, not of government."

America is not however a country of the CEOs and the Board of Trustees, by the numbers and for the overall profit, but of the people, by the people and for the people.

In America, with its executive, legislative and judicial branches, its system of checks and balances inherent in our government, one cannot unilaterally run a country like a business.

One must work within the confines of the safeguards of our democratic system, and govern a country like a country. Mitt Romney's business acumen does not inherently a president make.

John F. Page


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