NOTE: To see my choice as the Romney PHOTOGRAPH OF THE DAY along with a tribute to the men and women of America’s armed forces, click through below the line and scroll to the end.
In my opinion, Chris Wallace of FOX News is one of the best journalists alive. He is tough in his questions, but most fair, I believe. He is equally tough will all those he interviews. He is by far the most prepared of any journalist I have seen on television and is always ready with an intelligent comeback to any answer provided by the person being interviewed. If Wallace has any partisan biases, I have been unable to detect them.
Remember the question that Governor Romney was asked in the last debate about the biggest misconception voters have of him? Remember he chose to answer that question with a more substantive reply, providing information voters could use? In the following video, Wallace asks him that question again and this time he answers it directly.
Governor Romney provides important answers that the voters need to hear in Michigan and Arizona. His answers are unambiguous and I believe outstanding. Wallace asks questions on the following topics:
- Afghanistan — Obama’s announced withdrawal and recent apology
- Gov. Romney’s winning margin in Michigan in 2008 & expected margin Tuesday
- Who’s going to win Michigan Tuesday?
- Gov. Romney’s recommendation to allow the auto companies to go through bankruptcy
- Gov. Romney’s more detailed economic plan detailed
- Two Cadillacs
Governor Romney exudes a high level of confidence in this clip. I realize I am biased, but I think any objective viewer would agree that Governor Romney is the brightest of the four candidates left in the race. Clearly, he is not merely recalling facts as Gingrich does, but is speaking as an economic and financial expert with decades of experience as a chief executive. See next page for the video, photo, and tribute.
FOX News (Chris Wallace) interview of Governor Romney:
I love this photograph. Americans need glimpses like this one into Governor Romney’s family life:
Following is a poem by Chief Tecumsseh, Shawnee Nation, 1768-1813 — I include this powerful prose as a tribute to the men and women of America’s armed forces to which Governor Romney refers in the first part of the video embedded in this post. I believe the following words exemplify the best of those who are willing to give their lives for America’s freedom and wonderful liberties we all enjoy. [I also believe these words represent well, the man, Governor Romney, whom we all expect to be our Commander in Chief, sworn to uphold and protect the Constitution of the United States of America]:
So live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart. Trouble no one about their religion; respect others in their view, and demand that they respect yours. Love your life, perfect your life, beautify all things in your life.
Seek to make your life long and its purpose in the service of your people. Prepare a noble death song for the day when you go over the great divide. Always give a word or a sign of salute when meeting or passing a friend, even a stranger, when in a lonely place. Show respect to all people and grovel to none.
When you arise in the morning give thanks for the food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies only in yourself.
Abuse no one and no thing, for abuse turns the wise ones to fools and robs the spirit of its vision.
When it comes your time to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with the fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song and die like a hero going home.
- Chief Tecumseh