There comes a time when each of us has the opportunity to do the right thing no matter the consequences. A time to step out of our comfort zone and either make a statement or perform an act because it is simply the right thing to do at that moment.
Mitt Romney was handed that opportunity twice this past week. He failed.
Mitt Romney was asked on two separate occasions about his response to Rush Limbaugh’s referring to Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke as a “slut” and a “prostitute”. The first time Romney was asked he said: “That isn’t the language that I would have used.” The second time he said he wasn’t going to involve himself in the situation.
It is safe to say that the President of the United States often finds himself making decisions that are uncomfortable and politically damaging. But if you are a leader that is what is expected of you. You do the right thing regardless of the personal or political consequences because it is the right thing to do.
Mitt Romney could not bring himself to defend a college coed who was merely expressing her opinion on the matter of women’s health care. He could not bring himself to set politics aside and condemn Limbaugh’s vicious, personal three day assault on an American citizen. He feared the consequences of Limbaugh’s retribution and chose politics over principle.
As far as we are concerned; his cowardly response in and of itself makes him unqualified to hold the office of President of the United States.