Letters to the Editor

On Mitt Romney: Ward Cleaver as commander-in-chief?

I don’t know, maybe it’s just me. Every time I look at Mitt Romney I see Ward Cleaver, the Beaver’s father on “Leave It to Beaver.”

That would be funny if it wasn’t so scary. Like Ward, Mitt is full of platitudes. Platitudes won’t cut it in today’s world. Unlike “Leave It to Beaver,” filmed before color TV, this is not a black and white world. There are all shades of gray.

Mitt would have us think that there is no limit to what U.S. military power can accomplish. That kind of thinking got us into Vietnam and Iraq. As a former infantry officer, I know where that worldview leads us.

The writer lives in Pawleys Island.