Romney's doughnut diet
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By most accounts I've seen, Gov. Mitt Romney was the apparent winner of the first presidential debate. I'm not so sure.

President Barack Obama's lackluster performance gave the Romney campaign nothing to talk about today. On the other hand, Romney's performance just added fuel to the flip-flopping, I'll-say-anything-to-get-elected reputation he already had.

Time and time again, Romney told us that Obama was not telling the truth about his positions, but he failed to tell us what the truth was. For example, when Obama declared that Romney's proposed tax cuts would be $5 trillion, Romney responded by saying his sons could tell lies, too. Yet he failed to provide the number he felt was the truth.

Romney also spent a good deal of time telling us what he supported and less time telling us what had to go, besides taxes.

It seems the diet Romney has in mind to save this country from its federal obesity consists of sweet, delicious doughnuts, to be handed out by the states, of course,

Mike Parker

West Valley City