Originally Posted by El Caliente
So because his dad did it he should? How many of us do what our parents did? Prior to the 1980's sitting an infant in the front seat of the car and not having a child's seat were very common. Are any of us sitting our small children in the front seat, or not putting them in car seats when we travel? No, things have changed, the rules have changed. We don't do what our parents do and it turns out to be ok (see JFK). When his father decided to do it he was under a different political than what his son is in. Back then when his father did it there weren't spin networks trying to break every little thing down and trying to make him out to be evil for it, the same doesn't happen now. Now you have loose cannons saying Romney isn't fit to be President because he doesn't drink or smoke.
If you are moved to vote by how somebody makes their money as opposed to their planned policy then vote for Barry.
people learn. We improve. Sure, we all don't do the same as our parents. Cigarettes are no longer considered health food and despite conservative objections, seatbelts and ABS save lives.
The issue is simply that Romney's dad was right. He made a good point that 1 year could be a fluke. It's an exceptionally relevant point when you consider his son's profession, the qualifications he's running on and his political positions.
He can't take his dad's advice precisely because his dad was correct and one year won't show the whole truth so he's screwed into a position where he has to take the lick for being secretive and for not revealing that which his dad made such a big deal about.