Letters to the Editor

Letters to editor: Oct. 27

Obama trustworthy, principled

Whether you agree or disagree with President Barack Obama's policies, you must respect the fact that he is a principled politician who doesn't waver in the face of adversity. His opponent, Republican Mitt Romney, is a political chameleon who will change his position on any issue if he believes it will get him elected.

When Massachusetts governor, Romney was pro-choice and supported gay rights, but in his bid for president he has adopted such positions as pro-life, anti-marriage equality and tax reform that obscenely favors wealthy Americans like himself while calling for drastic budget cuts to Medicaid, food stamps and Pell grants, all programs that help Americans most in need. So much for compassionate conservatism.

Being president of the United States is a job that requires trust. This kind of extreme vacillation on principled values signals untrustworthiness and disqualifies Romney from the office. Re-elect President Obama.

Emery W. Caywood


Romney can lead recovery

I have followed with interest the Herald-Leader's recent coverage of the election. However, one key fact has been underemphasized in your reporting.

Please remind your readers that our current president has had four years to dig us out of the economic slump and has not done so. In fact, President Barack Obama's "spend now, pay later" policies have worsened the recession. Obama has brought us ever-increasing debt and sky-high unemployment.

Mitt Romney has spent his life in business. Romney understands that the road to recovery is to unleash the spirit of American free enterprise.

Only by lowering taxes and removing unnecessary regulations can we recover the prosperity and opportunity that should be the birthright of every American. Romney is the right choice for our nation.

Michael Stevens


Mossotti's proven record

When serving on the council in the past, Jennifer Mossotti worked to make sure developers took care of downstream flooding in the Reynolds Road development. She also led efforts to do a major storm drainage project in the Wellington Way and Trinity Road area.

When elected again she will focus on maintaining a high level of services, not just to her district, but to all the citizens of Lexington. She has a proven record of service to the community and we need her back on the council.

Philip Blades


Chandler a champion for women

The Republican Party has attempted to deny women their right to equal pay for equal work, to make it difficult to obtain mammograms and contraception, and to limit rape to a very narrow definition or it isn't "legitimate" rape.

While Andy Barr would likely vote to take away the rights won by the blood, sweat and tears of many generations of women, Congressman Ben Chandler has spent his career fighting for women. He was a co-sponsor of the equal rights amendment, voted for the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009, voted against allowing insurance companies to refuse to cover maternity care or charge women higher premiums than men and voted to increase funding for the Office of Violence Against Women.

To protect women's hard-earned rights, cast your vote for Ben Chandler.

Barbara Whitlock