This letter is in response to the letter published Sept. 9 in the Tribune by Joan Bernard titled ''Think before you vote for Romney.''
First of all, anyone who makes it to the nomination is and will always be very rich. Since when in America has being rich been a disqualification for public office? Maybe we as Americans should look at the candidate and what he or she stands for. This election boils down to a few issues. Do you want your livelihood to come from the government or do you want to earn it? Do you want your leaders to do what they say?
In 2008, candidate Obama stated that in three years he would turn around the economy. It doesn't matter how bad it was he knew it when he said it. Do you remember this "let me pass the stimulus package and I promise unemployment will not go over 8 percent." How did that work out?
His campaign slogan was hope and change. He was four years early with that one. Today all Americans should hope for change. So it is simple, if you want to depend on the government for everything you have, vote for Obama. If you want to depend on yourself and your own work ethic and the ability to earn and keep most of what is yours, then you must vote for Romney.
May God bless America. We need it.
Joseph Flask Jr.