An Open Letter To Candidate Romney by Sara Zacharias
Dear Mitt Romney:
I saw your video.
I saw you speaking candidly and off the cuff about me. Don’t get me wrong, I know that you didn’t mention me by name or anything, but we both know you were talking about me.
When you were talking about 47% of the population that is never going to vote for you because we are “dependent victims” who lazily live on government programs like food stamps, I can’t help but take personal offense. In fact, once you decided to lump in anybody who is never going to vote for you, you weren’t just talking about me, but many people I love, and about 90% of the people I know.
My children eat because of food stamps, Mr. Romney. Now, sir, I want you to picture a Wyoming cowgirl: a mother, a fighter, a righteous, determined, God-loving woman. A Rocky Mountain Grizzly Bear Mamma that would make Sarah Palin’s makeup-wearing pit bull shudder. Picture me staring you in the eyes as I ask you, “What business have you got talking about me and mine like that?”…..
….. at the Washington Hilton Hotel for the White House Correspondents Association dinner, Saturday, May 1, 2010
… greeting guests at the Cinco de Mayo reception in the Rose Garden of the White House, May 5, 2010
… waiting with Dr Jill Biden for the start of the Women’s Leadership Forum Issues Conference in Washington, May 7, 2010
… greeting guests during a Mother’s Day Tea in the State Dining Room of the White House, May 7, 2010
… with Dr Jill Biden, Anne Eisenhower, Former First Lady Rosalynne Carter, granddaughter Sara Carter, Susan Eisenhower, and Kathleen Biden’s mother, Roberta Buhle, in the Blue Room of the White House, before the start of a Mother’s Day Tea, May 7, 2010
… at the George Washington University commencement ceremony on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., Sunday, May 16, 2010
… in the Blue Room of the White House before a reception in honor of Jewish American Heritage Month, May 27, 2010