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posted: 11/2/2012 4:00 AM

Obama has tried to reach out

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Thank you for giving me the opportunity to share my thoughts regarding your endorsement of Mitt Romney for president. I do not totally disagree with your recent editorial -- you make some good points. However, you state Mr. Obama "chose to focus on health care reform when the economy was wracked and, in so doing, his administration chose to fight with Congress rather than work with it."

Health care reform has been attempted for the benefit of U.S. citizens since at least the days of Harry Truman. If this issue was not brought forth by Mr. Obama, who then and when? How much longer should our citizens have waited for this reform? Your editorial seems to imply that because Mr. Obama fought for health care reform he neglected the U.S. economy. I am certain General Motors and many others would disagree.

You further indicate Mr. Obama has shown an inability to work across the aisle and build a positive relationship with Congress. A small thing perhaps, but he did invite the speaker of the house to a game of golf. Mr. Speaker likes golf. I believe Mr. Obama does not care for the game, but he tried to establish a rapport with Mr. Speaker and it fell flat.

Even though the House knew their vote against Mr. Obama's health care plan would never pass the Senate, they chose to vote against the plan 33 times! Might not their time have been better spent working on something positive for the good of our citizens?

Robert Lettecci

Hoffman Estates

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