Today I was listening to Ron Reagan as I was running my errands. He was talking about Mitt Romney and Mr. Romney's recent attempts to appeal to voters on the extreme right by changing his position on a variety of topics.
The two that interested me the most this day were Mr. Romney's public statement that he favored the second amendment and was a life-long NRA member and a life-long hunter. He spoke proudly of both. Of course he also happened to be shaving the truth to put it mildly and politely. Yes. He has a lifetime membership in the NRA. He got it last fall, and had never been a member before according to the NRA.
The statement about being a life-long hunter was also not true as his campaign was forced to admit today. He has been hunting exactly twice in his entire life. Once when he was 15, and the last time last fall.
Mr. Reagan then asked how important it was to his listeners that a candidate be a gun user/owner and a hunter. I think he asked the wrong question. While it doesn't matter to me if a presidential candidate is or is not either a gun owner or a hunter, it matters a great deal to me whether or not a candidate is a liar. If a person will lie about such easily checked facts, what else would he lie about in the name of expediency? We already know how lies tend to grow when they are allowed to go unchecked.