The results of the recent presidential election left me in a state of depression similar to the one I had after the New England Patriots-New York Giants Super Bowl game.
I liked Mitt Romney and saw him as a modern-day Joshua, leading America to that promised land of jobs and financial stability. He is a decent, likable person whose expertise in human relations, finance and business turnarounds is impeccable. Romney is a generous person, who I believe doesn't have a mean bone in his body.
President Obama's re-election campaign manager, David "dirty tricks" Axelrod, using Saul Alinsky's playbook, "12 Rules for Radicals to Destroy the Opposition," spent millions of dollars on negative advertising in an attempt to destroy Romney's character.
Romney's election would have eliminated much of the mean-spirited, partisan politics that exist in Washington, D.C.
I take some comfort in recalling an oft-quoted saying of my dear old grandmother, "It's an ill wind that doesn't blow some good."
Noyes Lawrence, Lisbon Falls