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Tomorrow we will make a decision on who will be the new president of the United States - Barack Obama or Mitt Romney. I have put together a few articles that were written about the election in 2011. I Thought they may be of interest to you.

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  1. 1. Barack Obama - Mitt Romney
  2. 2. Preface / IntroductionThe LAST Time I Made This OFFER I was BURIED in calls so I am limiting this to the NEXT 5PEOPLE ONLY CALL ME NOW - dont miss out! CALL ME NOW for your FREE Internetmarketing consultation. $100 value. Let an expert show you RIGHT NOW how to profit onlineevery single day without leaving home. CALL ME -- Elizabeth English -- NOW, (315) 668-1591.LIVE 24/7/365. YOUR SUCCESS GUARANTEED. Im waiting for your call RIGHT NOW! Skype- lizenglish18 24/7 SupportTomorrow we will make a decision on who will be the new president of the United States - BarackObama or Mitt Romney. I have put together a few articles that were written about the election in2011. I Thought they may be of interest to you.
  3. 3. Table of Contents1. Highly desirable (White) House for sale. Price tag: one billion, or more. Obama says, Ill take it!2. A great sadness in the land. An open letter to my president, the Honorable Barack Obama.3. Keep your mitts off America. Why theyre writing songs of love, but not for Mitt Romney.4. New biography of Mitt Romney claims to deliver The Real Romney... but will anyone reallycare?
  4. 4. Barack Obama - Mitt RomneyHighly desirable (White) House for sale. Price tag: onebillion, or more. Obama says, Ill take it!by Dr. Jeffrey LantTo absolutely no ones surprise President Obama officially kicked off his re-election bid April 4,2011. The real story is not that hes running (since the day he was elected in the first place, hes beenrunning for the second term whose function is to validate what hes done and his place in history).No, the story is on that most American of subjects: money, specifically the money its going to takehim to ensure his re-election.Yup, its all about the money.In 2008, Obama set the spending record, $760 million for the primary and general elections. Obama,to the astonishment of many, was unstoppable in the fund raising department. Democrats wereconflicted on the matter.For one thing, they wanted to win... and here was a man dedicated to raising the money to makethem competitive and give them victory on a sterling silver platter.But that unnerved many Democrats at the same time, for such people have a knee jerk tendency toregulate campaign funds and limit them; Obama was always about victory, not limits. And victory,sweet victory, historic victory they got. Such victory papers over a lot of cracks.The president opens his campaign.Because this is 2011 and the world is wired President Obama launched his re-election campaign bye-mail. He said his campaign will be about "coordinating millions of one-on-one conversationsbetween supporters across every single state, reconnecting old friends, inspiring new ones to join thecause, and readying ourselves for next years fight." The man of soaring rhetoric commenced hiscampaign with business sobriety, without a memorable word. What did that mean?It meant, above all else, that Obama realizes hell be the issue; that what people want is not rhetoric,not to run on hope. Been there, done that. What the people want now is demonstrated results andsensible, realistic talk about the next four years of the U.S.S. United States of America.Where does this captain want to take us.... and how does he intend to get us there? High blownrhetoric which was the centerpiece of the 2008 campaign will be used, of course, but carefully,sparingly. The country, after all, is still seething with rages... and Obama needs to be seen as a manof deeds, not words, however thrilling.His re-election message signifies his understanding that the "first black president" card is not goingto cut it. The high flying speeches about opening doors, too, are old hat, beside the point.What America wants is a strong chief executive (white, brown or black) whose sole function is totackle our grab-bag of problems and use the power of the presidency, which includes marshallingthe people, to deliver results, results, results. Nothing less will satisfy the nation... and the presidentsurely knows that even results, great results, will fail to satisfy many. That is the nature of our times.Obama knows better than anyone that keeping the White House as his house is going to take abreathtaking amount of money. And Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission came at justthe right time for him to raise it, in the historic amounts needed to make his case.Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. Copyright Elizabeth English - 2012 4 of 16
  5. 5. Barack Obama - Mitt RomneyOn January 21, 2010 the United States Supreme Court made a decision of historic proportions. Bythe thinnest of margins, 5-4, the Court struck down a provision of the McCain-Feingold Act thatprohibited all corporations, both for- profit and not-for-profit, and unions from broadcasting"electioneering communications". These were defined in McCain-Feingold as a broadcast, cable, orsatellite communication that mentioned a candidate within 60 days of a general election or thirtydays of a primary. The decision overruled Austin v. Michigan Chamber of Commerce (1990) andpartially overruled McConnell v. Federal Election Commission (2003).The Honorable the Justices of the Supreme Court had just made history, striking a hammer blow(albeit barely) on behalf of the First Amendment, which means, so the majority said, exactly what itsays:Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercisethereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably toassemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.Liberal outrage.Most every liberal in the land was enraged by this decision. Liberals, you see, specialize in tellingfolks like you and me, just what we can do, just when we can do it, just how we can do it. In thiscase, that means doing everything they can to limit your right to uninhibited electioncommunications, including spending your money freely to influence these elections.Freedom means being able to squander your money on elections if you want to.Personally, I have never understood the thrill of throwing money away on presidential candidates.Im of the firm opinion that spending the hundred or two I might donate to candidates, say, on dinnerwith winsome partner would be better spent. However, I am equally clear that people, by the Bill ofRights, should have the right to waste their money, be they private citizen, union, or corporation onthe candidates they fancy.Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission reaffirmed that right, and strongly so.President Obama, chief beneficiary, the strongest attacker.The president is a past master in the art of having ones cake while eating it, too. This decision hesaid "gives the special interests and their lobbyists even more power in Washington -- whileundermining the influence of average Americans who make small contributions to support theirpreferred candidates." Obama later elaborated in his weekly radio address saying, "this ruling strikesat our democracy itself," and "I cant think of anything more devastating to the public interest."Having stated, for the record, the standard liberal line... Obama set out to make the Courts rulingwork for -- him.Every time he lamented the realities of politics and fund raising and predicted the end ofdemocracy... he was busily raising money, unparalleled amounts of money from... private citizens,corporations, and unions. If a billion will do the trick, fine; if not, hell up the ante. For you see, he isdetermined to prove, through his re-election that America made no mistake in electing him in thefirst place.Millions of American who voted for Obama have come to the conclusion they bought a pig in apoke; theyve having second thoughts. But the president knows what money can buy. Hell raisewhatever he needs so theyll buy -- him, secretly thanking Citizens United v. Federal ElectionCommission for the favor, while criticizing it every step of the way. The White House is worth it. Copyright Elizabeth English - 2012 5 of 16
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  7. 7. Barack Obama - Mitt RomneyA great sadness in the land. An open letter to my president,the Honorable Barack Obama.By Dr. Jeffrey LantA special preface for my readers worldwide. Today, with a measure of reluctance, I step outside myusual role as a commentator on a myriad of facts, occurrences, events, trends and happenings to bewhat from my birth I have been and treasured, a Citizen of the United States, my country.Today I shall not merely report on the news in all its many aspects, at home and universally, but Ishall, in a small but not insignificant way, make history... which is what Citizens do when theyconsider their nation, its affairs and directions, its misadventures and glorious achievements andreport their opinions, feelings, complaints, concerns and admonitions to the individual who is, forthe moment, the chief magistrate of the Great Republic, a position granted by the people who remainthe ultimate repository of all power... and who, therefore, are, in such reporting doing what theyhave the right and indeed the obligation and responsibility to do... for all that their language may,from time to time, become choleric, injudicious, and intemperate.As one of these people, these Citizens, I am today writing for and immediately thereafter sending tomy president my thoughts and observations at this moment in our history, for I sense a great sadnessbeginning to move across the land, which must give pause to every thoughtful member of the bodypolitic.I want you, Reader, to note the matter of how I have headed these remarks, for I am sending themnot just to the President of the United States, but to "my president," for first and foremost he is notjust a quondam official, holding office from such a time to such a time. He is, instead, the lawfulleader of my country, a nation in which my hopes and dreams, along with the hopes and dreams ofunseen millions of my countrymen, reside. I therefore write because I must... for the stakes are fartoo great to be silent... and I trust that the first lesson to be drawn from this letter is that you, too,shall, with thought and high seriousness of purpose, send to your president the fruit of your wisdomand concern, for whatever divides us, we have everything to unite us.... the articles and means ofgovernance, centuries of shared triumphs and adversities, the first fashioned, the second overcomeby our united actions. We share hopes, dreams, visions, and the abiding knowledge that, of allpeoples on this earth, we have created our realities... and so we must take action when our directionfalters... and our vision is obscured.... as it happening now, to the growing certainty, concern, lamentations and jeremiads of the people.And because all these are not the best of us... we call upon you, as we are in duty bound to do, tolead the people... exhort the people... lift up the people and return us intact, renewed to formergreatness and greater greatness yet to come.Mr. President, you came into office in a flood tide of exclamations, gratitudes, hosannahs... a mannot merely of destiny but a man of reconciliation, joy, and healing purpose. You broke the stringentand oppressive color barrier, for every office and high position in the land, an invidious reality thattoo long oppressed a nation dedicated to eradicating the oppressions of others, yet for long unable toeradicate the oppressions we inflicted upon ourselves. You were a living symbol of all that is best inus. And we were glad of it... and thanked you for liberating all the people from the cancer ofoppressing.Now, however, the man who verily walked upon the water, is in danger of being swept out to sea, avictim of expectations too high, a man perhaps to be remembered and derided, for having peaked aspresident in his first hour on the job. What has caused this implosion, this great fall from grace and Copyright Elizabeth English - 2012 7 of 16
  8. 8. Barack Obama - Mitt Romneyon high?It is not the problems which assail us, for the Great Republic was conceived, born and grew strongand proud because of great problems greatly engaged. Because we believed -- and still I trust believe-- that only from great problems solved can a great people evolve towards perfection.It is not that the political climate is more divisive, harsh, noisome and belligerent than our FoundingFathers and their generations of descendants faced, for the political atmosphere and actions in thispantheon of strong opinions have often been incendiary, ad hominem, vulgar, and abusive. As apeople we know the alchemy for turning such bile into unity. It is our particular genius.Nor is it that we are less dedicated and committed to the usages of our great system of governanceand life, for the blood and passions of our forefathers run strong in us, too.What then is the cause for our disappointment, dismay, and of the incipience of despair and growingdisillusion? And what then must we do?There are many causes, profound, significant, challenging... and many are at work even now to bringsolutions to the problems at hand. But your office, our customs and immemorial usage all dictatethat you, our oathed and solemnly sworn leader take precedence in action and constructive purpose.And here you have faltered, and I wish to suggest why.I am writing to you now from a neighborhood and institution you know well and loved, Cambridgeand The Harvard Law School. There you learned and then mastered the principles and procedures ofthe law, one of the glories of our entire civilization. Here amongst the grassy precincts and serenebuildings redolent of learning, judgement, and, above all, due process you found yourself and grew.You were happy here... but it did not prepare you for your current responsibilities, turbulences,conundra, attacks and altercations. As a result you are suffering... for lawyers learn how to dividepies... not how to make them. You are now the duly chosen Chief Baker... but without a recipe forsustaining and improving your aggrieved customers to be had.These good people were at first confident, then patient, then exasperated, frustrated and irritated,now they have turned angry and exigent. They know what you should know: the casualties inflictedby global economic maelstroms and a host of related economic and social realities are greater thanthe greatest of wars. If a wreath was placed on the door of every individual adversely affected weshould fall down in disbelief and horror. For the people know how great is the trouble in the landwhere God once shed His grace.Your job, your only job, is to put America to work... for only an employed America can be a happyland of serenity, security and sustained peace of mind. You are Commander- in-Chief. Thus declarewar on Americas most pressing enemy, unemploymentCreate a "war cabinet" and set up your headquarters in the Roosevelt Room of the White House,already hallowed as a place to secure and defend Americas interests. Make it known throughout theland that this is not an Obama initiative; it is an American initiative and therefore you call upon allAmericans to do their bit, as their parents and grandparents did in World War II. And if someoppose, let them. You have Gods work to do and cannot allow little men and their self-servingobjections to hinder you. You are Americas leader, and you have Americas work to do.Every time any business or organization adds a job, post a notice and laud the job creators. They areall heroes in a war we must fight and we must win. They deserve recognition. Set up a websitewhere you list jobs created. Go live on the Internet at least one each day and show and tell theAmerican people just what you are doing and results achieved. Our people do not understand ourpresence in Iraq and Afghanistan. But they will all understand this. You are at a crossroads of yourlife and office. But there is a grand, honorable and necessary thing which you can do. Leave the Copyright Elizabeth English - 2012 8 of 16
  9. 9. Barack Obama - Mitt Romneymany good things you would do if you had world enough and time. Focus on the one thing we musthave now and without which we can achieve little else. Embrace your true calling, sir, and lead theendeavor to put America to work. It is whats needed... a goal we can reach together and must starttoday. Copyright Elizabeth English - 2012 9 of 16
  10. 10. Barack Obama - Mitt RomneyKeep your mitts off America. Why theyre writing songs oflove, but not for Mitt Dr. Jeffrey LantAuthors program note. 2012 ought to be a big Republican year, not least because President Obamais perceived by almost no one as the leader we need. A good man, yes; up to the job... no way. ButObama, with all his baggage, remains, in my humble opinion, the likely winner, unless (and its a big"unless") unemployment goes up. However, most of my commenting colleagues think a verymarginal drop is likely -- not an increase. I concur. Thus, Ive selected the song "But not for me"(written by George Gershwin in 1930) to accompany this article. "Theyre writing songs of love"...but not for Mitt! Go to any search engine to find this much sung song. I like the Rod Stewart versionbest... Mitt, of course, wont like any version at all.... pity. Its a great number.DismalWith the state of the nation what it is, and what it threatens to remain -- dismal -- a guy like MittRomney ought to be riding the crest of a wave thatll deliver him in due course to 1600 PennsylvaniaAvenue with whoops of joy and the prayers of a great people.Hes brighter than bright.A hard-working, dedicated policy wonk with a graduate students dedication and ardor.So rich that even he doesnt have a clue how much money hes got.A picture-perfect family with smiles to die for.Yes, Mitts got it all... except for judgement, integrity and honesty. And hes got only himself toblame for this glaring lapse, so big you could drive a coach and four comfortably through it, andwhich you can see for yourself any day you like.This is why der Mitt-ster is in trouble and why the hapless big wigs of the GOP want anyone,absolutely anyone, other than Mitt. And I understand why: as a tax- paying citizen of Massachusetts,I know how they feel. Like they want to puke, every time they think of this guy at the head of theirnext national ticket.Thus these diligent Solons of the Great Republic have been tripping over themselves to find acandidate, their actions ham-fisted, clumsy, but telling as they have scrounged up and praised suchverifiable pygmies as Michelle Bachmann, who is next door to a moron; Rick Perry who wouldntknow how to spell his own name if a less challenged aide didnt hold up a cue card to remind him;Herman Cain who has never had trouble wooing les femmes, just profound difficulty rememberingwhere and when... and keeping his wife of decades up to date.And now, wafted by the incense of New Hampshires largest newspaper, the Manchester UnionLeader, which never met a kooky idea it didnt like, is touting Newt Gringrich, a man who woulddenounce his own mother if it got him a look-see, much less the White House. Ask his many wives,mistresses, chicks and concubines and see for yourself. Itll all come out in the wash anyway.It would all be hysterically funny... except that we voters of America, denizens all of the GreatRepublic, are going to have to live with the results... and thats a revolting development if anythingever was.Why are all these people working so hard for Anyone But Mitt? Copyright Elizabeth English - 2012 10 of 16
  11. 11. Barack Obama - Mitt Romney"Veritas", Harvards motto -- and Mitts.Lets get one thing perfectly straight, everything that Mitt says, whenever he says it is alwaysTRUTH, no matter that it is totally opposite to what he said on the subject five minutes ago. Mitt isto American politics what the Pope speaking ex cathedra infallible is to Rome, a man never wrong,with a license to reshuffle the truth that we lesser folks must adhere to. Mitt went to Harvard (allserious candidates always do)... and so "Veritas" (truth) is his motto. Luckily, he never has to worryfinding it. Its what he utters all day, every day, no matter his subject, implausible, disingenuous orinaccurate. As you can imagine, this considerably simplifies his life and labors... and makescampaign fact-checkers superfluous; around Mitt they are simply unneeded.Governor Mitt of Massachusetts instituted a progressive health care program which was timely,needed, forward looking, a program that would have made any governor of any state proud. ButCandidate Mitt has done everything but deny he was governor at the time to get out of acceptingresponsibility and credit for what ought to be his acme.Sometimes hes pro gay rights; sometimes hes not.Sometimes hell cut a deal on illegal immigrants; sometimes he wont.Only one thing is constant: that whatever he says, to whomever he says it is the Gods honest truth,cross his heart and hope to die.In the last few days Mitt has gotten himself in at least two middens which would surely trip up andsoil any other candidate, lesser folk all.First the Boston Globe (which takes a proprietary interest in Mitt, having helped elevate him to hiscurrent celestial status) reported that in 2006 Governor Mitts top aides purchased their computerhard drives just before his administration ended, and the usual Democratic hacks returned to theState Houses corner office. Fully 11 of Mitts minions ponied up for their drives, something neverconsidered by previous excellencies, much less done.Now you and I could guess what was going on, couldnt we? After all, in the real world we inhabit,people put things, all sorts of things, on their computers they dont want the world and his brother tosee. So we make sure those hard drives belong to us and nobody else. And so le tout Massachusettscame to the instant conclusion that those drives and their owners were up to no good. Purchase wasthe result... never mind that this was unprecedented... awfully suggestive... and maybe even illegal.But remember, Mitt is not merely potentate, he is Pope. And so, after waiting days to respond toreporters queries on the matter, he released his encyclical, explaining all, disclaiming all. All wasright, nothing wrong, why even wonder?Why wonder, too, about Mitt and companys next faux pas; the outright lie that was his very first adagainst Obama. It shows a clip of the president saying, "If we keep talking about the economy, weregoing to lose." Never mind that these words were Obama quoting John McCain, the GOP nomineeRomney wanted to run with last time round. The ad was not just misleading... it was a blatantdistortion...... which Romney aide Eric Fehrnstrom, the most indiscrete and bumptious campaign counselorever, confirmed, happy in this deception. "Its all deliberate," he exulted. In other words, St. Mittknew it was a lie; authorized the lie, then told the world he was happy that he lied. Even the mostcynical were appalled.And so the matter rests at this moment, as we await Mitts next assault on truth, justice and theAmerican way; his next distortion, deceit, disingenuity. For make no mistake, the next one is on the Copyright Elizabeth English - 2012 11 of 16
  12. 12. Barack Obama - Mitt Romneyway, as Mitt plumbs the depths he expects to take him to the top. Thats why youll find me at all hiscampaign rallies selling air sickness bags, three for a buck. Ill clean up.### Your response to this article is requested. What do you think? Let us know by posting yourcomments below. Copyright Elizabeth English - 2012 12 of 16
  13. 13. Barack Obama - Mitt RomneyNew biography of Mitt Romney claims to deliver The RealRomney... but will anyone really care?by Dr. Jeffrey LantLast night, January 19, 2012, The Boston Globe, the biggest and most influential newspaper in NewEngland, pulled out all the stops for two of their best and brightest reporters; Michael Kranish,deputy chief of the Washington bureau of The Boston Globe and Scott Helman, staff writer at TheBoston Globe. The occasion was the release of their new biography of former Massachusettsgovernor Mitt Romney, the likely Republican presidential nominee.First, my compliments to The Boston Globe. The special reception before a panel on der Mittster wasnicely done and gave us all the opportunity to meet the authors and chat with them. The helperswere all efficient, polite, unobtrusive. Perfect.It looked like a long evening until....I sought out Michael Kranish first; he seemed like the senior member of the team and I try to getwhat I need for my article out of the way as soon as possible, so that I can sit back and enjoy theevent. I told Kranish I had three brief questions for him.First, would Romney ever be president? His unpromising answer: "Its possible. It could happen."This was not the incisive, insightful comment I was looking for... and suggested the possibility of avery long evening in the making, one to be ditched as soon as Id eaten more of their fine brie.Question 2: will Mormonism be an issue in the campaign? "In some places it could be," heanswered. OMG! It was indeed going to be a very long evening.But I said I wanted to ask him three questions... and it wasnt over until it was over. I ventured mythird query. "What was the most unexpected thing about Romney you discovered in your research"?Then the intriguing answer, "What happened at Stanford University" when he was a student thereduring the Vietnam War, the war that derailed his fathers presidential campaign. Ok, this wassomething promising... at last.Of father brainwashed and campaign imploded.Mitt Romney (born 1947) had as his dad a human dynamo called George Romney, celebrated as therescuer of American Motors (which gave me my push button Rambler in high school), governor ofMichigan, member of the Nixon cabinet; a man who rightly thought he had a superb shot at beingpresident of the Great Republic... until...... he went to Vietnam, where he got star treatment and massive misinformation about how the warwas going, how wed win, how the people loved us, and enough manure to fertilize Connecticut. Hecame back to America feeling like a fool; then shot himself through the head when he claimed themilitary had "brainwashed" him. His presidential campaign ended the minute the words were out ofhis mouth. Nobody wanted as president a man who could be controlled by the military or anyoneelse. And so George Romneys career ended... providing his son with a lifetime of lessons aboutwhat not to do... including the vital necessity to avoid the media whenever possible.On his way back from Vietnam, Pere Romney stopped to visit Mitt at Stanford... where this devotedson got the opportunity to talk to his father about Life, War, God... of winning, losing, whatsimportant and what isnt. Its the kind of conversation one has with a parent once in a lifetime... andMitt took it all in and to heart. He would, he vowed, revenge what had happened to his father... beingsure to derive all the proper lessons from this seminal event, including the absolute need in his life Copyright Elizabeth English - 2012 13 of 16
  14. 14. Barack Obama - Mitt Romneyfor God, the God of the Mormons...God.To understand Mitt Romney, you must appreciate the importance and influence of his Mormonfaith. It has provided the sinews of his life while isolating him from other people; people who oftendisdained his religion, calling it a "cult" and worse. Mitt learned to be private, very private, about hisreligion...letting very few people into that side of himself. Privacy, particularly privacy about hisfaith, became an obsession... something that may have connected him with God... but most assuredlyestranged him from his fellow men, the people hed need if he was ever to run for president.Money.What further separated him from the run of mankind was money... he made awesome amounts of it,largely through what are called leveraged buy-outs. This is a practice whereby investors buy acompany, with the intention of doing everything they can to make it as profitable as possible, asquickly as possible; so they can sell the whole or its parts, often for staggering return on investment.This almost always involves the firing of employees in an attempt to decrease expenses and increaseefficiency. Here Mitt Romney was king; a paragon who knew the delights that come when makingonly millions in a day was "bad" compared to the brilliant days, and plenty of them, when you madetens, even hundreds of millions lickety-split. Such days did absolutely nothing to connect him withmere mortals... and presented a problem he has still not been able to solve. Every time he got richer,Mitt got more disconnected... and less electable.So, here weve got a candidate with a perfect marriage, 5 sons made by Disney, nary a scandal to behad... richer that God Himself... super bright... the hardest worker on the planet... but a loser for allthat, because he just cannot connect with people and their everyday concerns to save his life.Thus as I roamed the thin crowd talking with people, who were very keen to be asked their opinionabout Mitt and his prospects, the temperature never rose above "tepid." Yes, right smack dab in themiddle of Boston, capital of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts that Mitt had reigned over asgovernor (2003-2007), he couldnt have thrown off less heat. And so, the people whom he needed sodesperately to make him president evinced absolutely no excitement at all, much less any abidingglow.And you could see this puzzled authors Kranish and Helman because their unauthorized biography(without a single interview with Mitt), into which they had poured time, life and commitment couldonly go as far as its subject, and not an inch more. If he sailed into the White House, their book(which I made sure they both autographed) would have the legs most political books never do, but ifthe world was as lukewarm as the folks in their audience, their $30 book (praised though it was bythe usual East Coast media suspects) was DOA...Thats why they came back to this point several times: awkward and disconnected as Mitt was inpublic, he was in private something of a cut-up (of the wonk variety), a man who could tell a story,give a hug, engage... even (and this arrested my attention for sure) moon walk while singing tunesfrom the Grateful Dead, tunes like "Theres Whiskey In The Jug", an odd favorite for a tea-totallingMormon:"Mush-a ring dum-a do dum-a da Whack for my daddy-o. Whack for my daddy-o Theres whiskey inthe jar."But this, though it made me smile and nod my head in wonderment was not the highlight of theevening. That was the rapt attention and joy in Aime Joseph. You see Mr. Joseph is my driver, aHaitian by birth, obsessed with American politics, always quizzing me about political people andtheir measures. He dressed up for this event, and imbibed every word with the utmost focus and Copyright Elizabeth English - 2012 14 of 16
  15. 15. Barack Obama - Mitt Romneyconcentration. "We have nothing like this in Haiti," he said as I gave him the present of a lifetime,an autographed copy of the book. And when he saw me about to drop it, he grabbed it from myhand, the better to ensure it did not fall; chiding me for lack of care with this valuable artifact.And I saw so clearly what was the best part of all: the fact that this kind of forum, this kind of book,this kind of open dialogue and honest conversation still was foreign to most of the world... and thething we should be most proud of, our gift to the world and our collective future.Now, go to any search engine and find "Whiskey in the jug," and imagine Mitt moon walking to it...If theres enough whiskey in the jug, that should be no problem. *** What do you think? We invite you to post your comments below. Copyright Elizabeth English - 2012 15 of 16
  16. 16. Barack Obama - Mitt RomneyResourceAbout the Author Harvard-educated Dr. Jeffrey Lant is CEO of Worldprofit, Inc., providing a widerange of online services for small and-home based businesses. Dr. Lant is also the author of 18best-selling business books.Republished with authors permission by Elizabeth English to look like an IDIOT (and other useful tips!) Copyright Elizabeth English - 2012 16 of 16