Reader Supports Mitt Romney – By Don Ellington

Published October 2, 2012

This letter was published in The Farmville Herald on Friday, September 14, 2012.

Editor, The Herald,

I have watched with growing enthusiasm the candidacy, and now the nomination, of Mitt Romney for President of the United States.   My conclusion is that he is the right man at the right time to get us out of this economic mess and get us on the path for true economic recovery.

Governor Romney’s proven success as a business executive at Bain Capital where he helped to launch or rebuild over one hundred companies, including familiar names such as Staples, Bright Horizons, and The Sports Authority, make him uniquely qualified to solve the problems we are facing as a Nation.

Elected Governor of Massachusetts in 2002, Mitt inherited a state where the budget was out of balance, spending was soaring, businesses were cutting back on investment or even closing, and unemployment ticking up.  He cut red tape for small businesses, signed into law job-creating incentives, and brought new businesses to the state.  He also eliminated a $3 billion deficit without borrowing or raising taxes.  While Mitt was in office, the state unemployment rate fell from 5.6% to 4.7% and the Massachusetts economy added tens of thousands of new jobs.

Governor Romney’s work to fix the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics is another success story. The event had been bogged down in a bid-rigging scandal, sponsors were abandoning the program, and the budget was using far to much red ink.   In a remarkably short period, he revamped the organization’s leadership, trimmed the budget, and restored public confidence.   He oversaw an unprecedented security mobilization to assure the safety of the athletes and millions of international visitors, staging one of the most successful games ever held on American soil.

As further proof of Mitt Romney’s ability to accomplish his goals, stand his five successful sons and a solid marriage.   His devotion to his family, his church, and his Country are truly admirable.

I am a retired businessman having owned and operated a successful oil business here in Farmville.   I wholeheartedly recommend that you join me and millions of other Americans on November 6th and vote for Mitt Romney, a proven leader, for President of the United States.

Don Ellington


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