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Updated on July 16, 2012

... and the sooner, the better.

The furor over when Mitt Romney left Bain Capital, the private equity firm that he founded, was becoming a political issue, which it should not be.

He, Romney, has responded to the allegation that according to Securities and Exchange Commission he "was still listed as the firm's CEO" after 1999, the year that he said he left the company. He has reacted in a lackadaisical fashion for a person, whose honesty was being called into question.

It has rather become overwhelmingly important for others to unequivocally deny the charge; and one of Romney's senior advisers, Ed Gillespie, has retorted on CNN, Sunday, by saying that the charge reflected a " "say anything " stance by the president's campaign" "

He, Gillespie, continued his comment thus, "We now know that this president will say anything to keep this highest office in the land, even if it means demeaning the highest office in the land,"

However, it was not President Barack Obama, who made the original charge. It was Stephanie Cutter, Obama's deputy campaign manager that was responding to questions by reporters of Romney's involvement with Bain Capital after 1999, and said,

"Either Mitt Romney, through his own words and his own signature was misrepresenting his position at Bain to the SEC, which is a felony, or he was misrepresenting his position at Bain to the American people to avoid responsibility for some of the consequences of his investments," and though, she might have been pointing out the repercussions of Romney's actions, because they were illegal.

Even, if that was a mere assumption, it was such a serious one, and it would be for Romney himself to refute the allegation point blank in an official capacity in a media event, such as an emergency news conference, with him and most of his senior staffers being present to answer any questions.

At the moment, all Romney could do was to deny the charge, by saying that it was "false" and suggesting that the president apologized for what someone else from his campaign had said. He was seated in his beach chair and did not seem to have a care in the world.

Yet, Americans would like to know more about the Republican candidate, who had said that he would reverse the trend of the country's bad economy and would make it better. He would create jobs to counter the high unemployment under Obama; but they (Americans) were waiting to hear how he would do it.

14 million of them were still without jobs, and they and their families were suffering from a situation that had its origins from two wars, Iraq and Afghanistan, which have not been paid for by the previous Republican administration, and as a result has culminated into a huge deficit and an unstoppable National debt.

They also wanted to know, if the Republican Party was presenting them with an honest person, to run for the highest office in the land, because they were entitled to have someone they could trust and believe in.

That position was not a privilege, but one that would demand voters knowing the attributes of one's character, among other qualifications, before one assumed it.


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    • Jack Burton profile image

      Jack Burton 

      6 years ago from The Midwest

      Doesn't matter what or who you confide in. The Post labeled the material in your hub as "not truthful."

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      6 years ago

      Do you confide in the Washington Post?

      I don't

    • Jack Burton profile image

      Jack Burton 

      6 years ago from The Midwest

      The Washington Post gives your hub three Pinocchios for lack of truth telling.


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