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Objects to ‘pseudo issues’

May 24, 2012
Messenger News

To the editor:

Re: Romney denies targeting classmates for being gay, May 11.

I am appalled that Americans are placing so much emphasis on a prank Gov. Romney played in high school on a peer who "turned out to be gay." With a 8.1 percent unemployment rate and a severe nuclear threat in Iran, I can't help but feel upset about how fixated Americans are on a prank pulled almost half of a century ago. In high school, I had pranks pulled on me and I pulled pranks on others. Today, at age 26, those pranks have in no way defined who I am.

Unfortunately, this episode shows us what we already knew; politics bring out the worst in people through the mudslinging both the right and left side choose to participate in. I hope, come November, that both candidates and voters will have set aside these pseudo issues and are focused on issues that actually affect the future of our country.

Brett Ressler

Fort Dodge



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