A few points of correction and a few additions to your list:
1. It was Reagan and Bush II that started the 'free phones' giveaways. It was meant at first as a safety mechanism for women in abusive situations
and turned into a way to make sure people would have phone numbers to be able to get jobs (no phone is about the same as no address if you're looking
for work); and they are limited to 200 minutes a month, which can be used up pretty quickly if someone puts you on hold. They are paid for with a few
pennies tax on cell phone users (or a donation by the cell companies, however you want to figure it).
2. In addition to the haircutting incident, which is assault and battery, BTW, Romney also reportedly led a nearly blind teacher into a closed door,
on purpose. The other kids who shared a dorm with him termed it "Lord of the Flies". Either of these incidents should have gotten him thrown out of
school and obviously his father being governor of the state played a big part in nothing happening to him. Shame, maybe he would have learned
3. The missionary work in France: I've posted this before here but bear with me. Romney was involved in a fatal car accident while he was there
avoiding the draft and annoying the locals. There were either five or six people (the reports are not clear) crammed into a Citroen and Mitt was
driving. He was not considered at fault, a drunken local pastor trying to pass a truck slammed into him head-on. The wife of the mission president
who was sitting right next to Mitt died instantly. Mitt was declared dead at the scene
by the first arriving official. Turns out he was in a
coma for two to three days, and took nearly a year to recover. He was in France for three years, not two, because of this. When he finally returned
to the States, Ann said he 'was a different person'. Now this may explain his stiffness, it may explain why he 'doesn't remember' cutting off that
kid's hair and other things, or maybe he's just a liar.
It really does bring into question which though, and whether he has latent neurological damage.
4. You didn't mention that he apparently stole (he said his father gave it to him but I find that very hard to believe) a Michigan police uniform from
his father's security detail and used it on more than one occasion to impersonate a police officer in both Michigan and later on in California where
he was going to college. He told friends he liked to put a light on top of his rambler and 'pull people over'. At the time he was doing this, there
was a rapist/murderer in the news doing the same thing and as any cop will tell you, this not only is extremely against the law, it's quite the
perfect situation for disastrous outcomes. How would you feel if you, or your daughter were pulled over at night by a fake cop??? Can any one of you
even consider doing this, for a second??
The man is neurologically questionable and his behavior before and after his accident call into question his lack of conscience as well as memory.
He's a sociopath and possibly a psychopath, people who are famously known for 'faking' normal human behavior, often of high intelligence, who can be
very charming, but the psychopathy shows in small ways at times as they can't fake normalcy 24/7. Too bad we don't order mental health examinations
of our politicians, I wonder how many would pass?
To be clear, I voted for Obama last time (McCain and Palin were impossible to support) and I'm voting for Gary Johnson this time. As far as I can
tell, the man is sane, intelligent, and warmly human. He would represent the US well in foreign issues and has the resume to prove he can bring the
budget into some kind of balance. I just feel Obama is out of his league and although at times a good man, he's also broken enough Constitutional
laws as to be a war criminal at this point.
One addendum: Romney tried to use the horse as a 77K business expense deduction. It was disavowed by the IRS.
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