John Ransom

The other day I got an email from a friend I had known in school. He works with people who have a wasting disease and he wanted to know why he should vote for Romney. I omit his name and other details because he asked that I keep his correspondence private.

He probably had some funny idea that I'd make fun of him on Sunday.  

The following is my non-humorous reply:   

This is my second decade working in politics. I can tell you that you are wrong about one thing: Politicians just aren't normal people. They are like actors on steroids, always on stage. They subsume their entire personality to politics and become plastic. The higher you go in politics, the worse it becomes.

There are honorable exceptions.

But not many.

George W. Bush was one.

I've not personally observed many Democrat leaders behind the scenes to know who their honorable exceptions might be. But they have some too.

I take exception to the use of the word privileged when talking about some of our citizens. They either worked hard to create their success or someone did on their behalf.

They may have more than some folks, but then so do all of us. Who is to say that we aren’t privileged? Who gets to decide who is privileged and who is not? In a prefect society we all rise by our own merit.

This concludes the lecture portion of the email.  

Four reasons to vote for Romney, if you are a liberal:

John Ransom

John Ransom’s writings on politics and finance have appeared in the Los Angeles Business Journal, the Colorado Statesman, Pajamas Media and Registered Rep Magazine amongst others. Until 9/11, Ransom worked primarily in finance as an investment executive for NYSE member firm Raymond James and Associates, JW Charles and as a new business development executive at Mutual Service Corporation. He lives in San Diego. You can follow him on twitter @bamransom.

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