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October 14, 2012

READERS’ FORUM: Oct. 14, 2012

(Continued)

Second look at Mitt Romney

Barack Obama I know, but who are you?

John 16:13 tells us the Holy Spirit will lead us in all truth, and show us what is to come. Indeed He does, and has many, many times for me. As we go through this election we need to be sensitive to the Holy Spirit’s gentle voice confirming or rejecting what is put forth as the truth. If you are led by the Spirit of God, you are a son (or daughter) of God.

Warning though, you will be led into some things that may require you to take a second look. Like the article from the New York Times recapping some of Candidate Romney’s history. This is from a Romney speech in 2007:

“I owe a great deal to Americans of Latin American descent,” he said at a dinner in Miami in 2007. “When I was starting my business, (Bain Capitol) I came to Miami to find partners that would believe in me (When Wall Street did not) and that would finance my enterprise. My partners were Ricardo Poma, Miguel Dueñas, Pancho Soler, Frank Kardonski, and Diego Ribadeneira. And they became valued clients. These friends didn’t just help me, they taught me.

“Over the years, these Latin American friends have loyally rolled over investments in succeeding funds, actively participated in Bain Capital’s May investor meetings, and are still today one of the largest investor groups in Bain Capital.”

When Romney launched another venture that needed funding — his first presidential campaign — he returned to Miami. This raised some questions for me (and it should for you) including what is the real financing source for his second run at the office?

This also led me to ask myself, “Is Romney beholden to Americans of Latin American descent?”

I ask is he going to create more jobs using “imported from Central America” labor.

Will he show favor to business, jobs that Central America asks for?

I ask is the money from those “loyal Latin America friends” in any way beholden to the illegal drug trade?

Barack Obama I know, but who are you, truthfully?

— Van W. Cottom

Terre Haute

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