I must be getting naive in my old age because there was a time in this country if someone spoke a truth, he or she were lauded for their forthrightness and fact checking. Sadly, it would appear that those days are long gone in this era of political correctness where truth is sacrificed for what is perceived to be right.
Governor Romney told the truth when he said to someone in the crowd who had come to listen to his speech that 47% of Americans will vote for Obama "no matter what" because they have become an integral part of a cancer on this nation called The Entitlement Society. They are a growing section of the nation that once were numbered in the very few but have grown out of proportion to the actual economic reality. These are those who really believe in the deepest recesses of their hearts that they cannot make it without a government handout when it comes to food stamps, housing and an on-going (what seems never ending cycle) of welfare checks.
The Obama media (ABC, CBS, MSNBC & CNN) have jumped all over this story and Romney for making the comment, making it their centerpiece of domestic campaign news. Why? Did Romney actually say anything that wasn't the truth? Statistics from polling are showing that Obama is pretty much going to get a guaranteed 47% of the vote and that it will come from those who fit the exact economic situation and entitlement mentality that Romney described. So, what's all the hoop-la about over this? Tell me where Romney is wrong in simply stating the obvious?
I will tell you where Romney went wrong, and it is the one thing that worries me and has always worried me about Mitt Romney, the candidate; he hedged when confronted about his statement by the Obama-media. "I guess I could have stated it a little differently." Don't be a wuss Romney. You told it like it is now be a man a run with it. It's the truth and you never need fear the truth.