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August 30, 2012
  • Mitt and Ann Romney at the Republican National Convention.
Mitt and Ann Romney at the Republican National Convention. (J. Scott Applewhite / Associated…)

Re "A warmer Romney," Aug. 28

The president is not our buddy. So why is likability the biggest factor in whom Americans elect? Mitt Romney and Barack Obama aren't running for class president.

Don't we want someone who is smart and focused, someone who can't be bought, someone whom we can respect even if we don't necessarily "like" him? I'm not suggesting either candidate necessarily is that man; I'm just saying "warm and fuzzy" is not what I'm looking for in a president, so I don't really care what Ann Romney has to say about Mitt the husband, father and grandfather. We all wear more than one hat; we all present a different face in different roles.

These party conventions are a ridiculous waste of time and money.

Stephany Yablow

North Hollywood

Ann Romney said in 2010: "There were times when I wanted to like come out of my seat and clock somebody. I mean, sometimes you just want to come out and just go at them, you know?"

I have a feeling that if Michelle Obama had made those remarks, there would have been a major outcry.

Grace Adams

Palm Desert

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