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I was extremely disappointed in the editorial in Sunday's online edition endorsing Mitt Romney. I did not read the other editorial exhorting lawmakers to do their homework. It seems somebody on The Gazette’s editorial staff did not do theirs. Romney is not offering "new leadership," but a replay on the type of "leadership" that got the United States into the financial hole it is struggling to get out of.

People say this election is about the economy, but I don't think that is accurate. This election is about what kind of economy that United States want. For the past four years I have been living in Nigeria, which has the kind of economy that many people want: no taxes or restrictions on the rich, so little actual regulation that the country always seems to be on the brink of civil war. There is no real health care problem here because there is very little health care — the Nigerian elite fly to Europe or the states for their health care. There are no tax drain on people to support schools, because Nigeria has more school children who are not in school than any other country on Earth. There are no regulations crippling business, but doing business in Nigerian depends on being willing to increase overhead by 20 percent that will be paid in bribes.

This is not Eisenhower's Republican party. It is not even Nixon's Republican party. This is just the continuation of voodoo economics that began with Reagan and has continued unabated through every Republican administration. The middle class has suffered through it all.

Steve Devitt

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Jimetta, Adamawa State, Nigeria

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