Charles Dharapak, ASSOCIATED PRESS
As a non-Utah, non-Republican LDS Church member, I am somewhat puzzled by the contents of the Nov. 6 article titled "Is Mitt Romney's Loss Utah's Loss?"
My own view of the Romney campaign is that Gov. Mitt Romney pandered to the right, saying whatever he thought would give him the most votes. He demonstrated few principles in his incessant flip-flopping and advocated polices (his energy policy being one example) that are the polar opposite of what our country needs.
Tom Friedman of the New York Times said it best in a recent column: "Had Romney ... run as an authentic center-right former Republican governor of Massachusetts from the start, this election might long ago have been over in his favor."
However, instead of choosing the high road and running on his ability to get things done in a professional, technocratic and non-ideological way, he chose the low road of saying anything just to get a vote. He seemed to act as if he were destined for the presidency and would do or say anything to achieve it.
Why this behavior was not evident to those in Utah and elsewhere who slavishly supported him is beyond me.
Montgomery Village, Md.
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