Oct. 23, 2012
To the editor:
After watching the Republican kingmakers recently nominate strange presidential tickets, e.g., the 2008 ossified presidential candidate and know-nothing prospective vice president, or the 2012 presidential nominee, who is out of touch with most everyone on the planet, along with a vice presidential candidate who would like to force everyone to comply with his extreme views, I’m led back to the memorable line in the old Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid film: “Who Are these guys?”
Once you move past the gigantic superPAC wall of secrecy and see that the kingmakers are individuals like Karl Rove, Dick Cheney, Rush Limbaugh, the Koch brothers, Glenn Beck, Sheldon Adelson, et. al., it’s pretty obvious what the answer is — they are extremely wealthy, privileged, aging, white male, right-wing zealots who want it all, regardless of what happens to women, minorities, the middle class, immigrants, children, the poor, the sick, the elderly, i.e., people like most of us!
Echoing the AARP, “vote like it matters.”