Over on Democratic Underground was a report about how Romney's bus tour mysteriously avoided going to towns in the upper Midwest where Bain Capital, (Vultures are Us) had a hand in systematically ruining people's lives and livelihoods. The initial report originated from the Nation Magazine's John Nichols.
Of course, I wouldn't want to go somewhere to meet/greet and speechify if I were associated with a corporation closing down viable US concerns and outsourcing them to Communist China. Just doesn't make for good copy on CNN if things go south.
But Freeport? That's personal. I drew my first breath in that town and have loved it every moment of my life.
Once it was a thriving town of 20,000 people who worked at places like Burgess battery, Illinois Central Railroad, Raleigh Chemical, Fairbanks Morse, Kelly Tire and other high paying jobs. Most of our families had one bread winner and the moms were able to stay home comfortably.
It was a wonderful place to grow up. It was safe, there were lots of parks and recreation, great neighbors and time to indulge in hobbies and sports.
Times sure have changed and Freeport had to change with it. I still love Freeport and go back every so often and it angers me to see the way it and other towns have been treated by successive generations of greedy vultures- all in the name of profits.
I think one of the reasons I despise unbridled capitalism and our system of governance such as it is, is the destruction wrought by people of Romney's ilk and those enablers that came before him, much like plundering Vikings or economic Tecumseh Shermans pursuing their "scorched earth policies" leaving nothing viable in their wakes.
One only needs to look at Freeport, (and if you're old enough) remember what once was, what was destroyed and what little of the good life is left for those of us in the non investor class.
To even remotely consider W. M. Romney to lead our nation is in itself an indicator of how far the "low information voter" has been led astray and how far our nation has descended in the name of greed and enrichment at any cost. And the cowardice of Romney's handlers speaks volumes. I think Freeport had a few things to say, had that bus stopped.