Bachmann drops out, Santorum and Paul make strong showings
January 4, 2012 (San Diego’s East County) – Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney won the Iowa Caucus in the Republican Presidential race by a slim eight-vote margin last night, taking 24.6% of the vote.
Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum, a favorite among Evangelical voters, made a last-minute rise in polls and took 24.5% of the vote. Conservative Texas Congressman Ron Paul, who formerly ran as a Libertarian, also had a strong showing with 21.4%.
By Buck Shott
Past presidential fibs have led to impeachment and resignation. Shouldn’t honesty be a key qualification for any presidential candidate?
December 28, 2011 (San Diego’s East County) – Voters, and the candidates they support, often have drastically different views on the various issues. But honesty and integrity are two traits we should all agree upon as minimal “qualifications” for anyone seeking the presidency.
Granted, in the heat of a campaign any candidate may have a slip of the lip, forgetting a statistic or misstating an name. But when presidential contenders knowingly tell brazen lies, air campaign ads with outright falsehoods, and then shamelessly defend such fibbing, we should all think twice about the character of those seeking our nation’s highest office.
By Buck Shott