Dear Madame L,
I just saw on the news that Republican presidential primary candidate Mitt Romney has won decisively in Arizona and is projected to win Michigan.
You used to say you would never vote for Mitt Romney. Are you still saying that?
A Romney Supporter
Dear Romney Supporter,
Madame L admires Mitt Romney and would vote for him a hundred times over any of the other Republican contenders for the presidency.
However, Madame L does not agree with Mitt Romney's and the Republican Party's ideas about how to balance the budget, create jobs, and get out of the economic mess the previous Republican president got us into.
Madame L believes that Pres. Barack Obama is on the right track and that the only reason we haven't gotten out of the mess Bush the Second got us into is the deliberate tactics by Republican leaders in the House and Senate to block every piece of legislation that would help us, without regard for what's really good for America and the American people.
Madame L notes that some liberal and/or progressive commentators have been pushing for Rick Santorum only because they want "anyone but Romney" because they think Romney has the best chance of winning in the general election.
Madame L does not agree with those people's tactics and finds them to be as cynical and hypocritical in their so-called reporting as those aforementioned Republican leaders and Newt Gingrich and the whole rest of the crew are in their campaigning.
Madame L agrees that Mitt Romney would be a formidable opponent for the President in the 2012 general election and hopes that as the year progresses we will see a lot more speeches on policy and issues and a lot less name-calling and pandering to the lowest of the Republican base.