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Readers' forum: Mitt Romney's abilities

Published: Saturday, March 10 2012 12:00 a.m. MST

Mitt Romney speaks to the audience during Stars on Ice which commemorates the 10th anniversary of Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Winter Games at the Energy Solutions Arena in Salt Lake City Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012.

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Two things bother me about the presidential campaign: making Romney's wealth a liability, even though he earned his money and didn't just inherit it, and saying that he can't relate to the average Joe because of his upper-class lifestyle.

It seems like yesterday we were oohing and aahing over the Kennedys at Hyannis Port, playing football together and enjoying the good life. We didn't worry that they couldn't connect with the average Joe. Several of them lacked business experience, but we elected them to important positions in government anyway.

In today's campaign, candidates are spoken of as underdogs because their campaign funding can't compete with Romney's. Isn't this just another example of Romney's ability to organize and get things done right?

We should be touting his past successes. The very skills that have brought him to this point in life are the skills that can bring order and balance to our government. Let's only criticize when criticism is due.

Darlene Bennett

Salt Lake City

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