What’s Past Is Prologue: Rising Above Rhetoric
Originally posted February 9, 2012
What’s Past is Prologue: Rising Above Rhetoric
Candidates can say all sorts of things – even diametrically opposite things – during campaigns. Recall Mitt Romney’s contradictory statements about climate change? Or recall then-Senator Obama, before he received the Democratic nomination for President, promising to join a filibuster against a bill that would grant retroactive immunity for the criminal acts by telecommunication companies that participated in the illegal Bush surveillance program, then voting for the bill after he received the nomination?
The best way of knowing how people will act in elective office is to review their past record. What did they do with their lives before? Where are their personal passions? Did they spend most of their lives amassing a lot of money, without providing
community service? Or, even against fierce opposition, did they stand up for principle, in fighting to protect people against governmental and corporate abuses of power?
Rocky Anderson, an honors graduate from George Washington University Law School, fought in the trenches to provide men and women justice in our courts, before the Utah Legislature, and in Congress. Bright and courageous, with more management and executive experience than many people who have been elected President (including, of course, Barack Obama), Rocky Anderson has consistently demonstrated his commitment to equal justice, freedom, and expanded opportunities for all Americans.
Get to know Rocky. Compare his experience, commitment, and successes on behalf of ordinary men, women, and families with the records of the other candidates. Then ask yourself: “Who would I rather have fighting for me and my family – and for the future of our nation?”