|This man knows "characters." |
James Lipton, actor, teacher,
Inside Actor's Studio. Photo above:
Below cartoon: Al Hirschfeld at
Margo Feigen Galleries Ltd, online.wsj.com.
Does his choice of Ryan as vice-president indicate rigidity more than openness, intolerance rather than tolerance of different folkways, beliefs, and lifestyles?
Does his jumping on issues, like the murders of Ambasssador Stevens and three other Americans in Benghazi, demostrate prudence, moderation, and an in-depth understanding of the nuances of international diplomacy and national security?
Does Romney have the temperament to engage in the messy process of making policy and implementing change, dealing with an often ornery Congress, listening to fresh ideas from new people along the range of the political spectrum?
Do we need a temperate and compromising leader, open to all points of view, a good listener with a tolerant mindset, or a boss to tell us what is right, what to do, how to do it?
More than anything else, I think these are the kinds of questions that really matter. I think this is probably the main reason many of us can't vote for Mitt Romney.