- The Washington Times - Thursday, November 29, 2012

Among other things, Mitt Romney was cited as not being “cool” enough to win the presidency. I was not aware that coolness qualifies or disqualifies one’s platform.

Personally, I thought Mr. Romney was far cooler than Joe Biden, or even President Obama, for that matter. True, he did not “party like a rock star” to solicit the support of the Hollywood elite. Could lack of self-esteem be the reason Mr. Obama feels the need to constantly attach himself to a popular person or fad?

The exemplar of “cool” is Mr. Romney, as he dealt with the king of deception in three debates without the loss of posture or integrity.

RICK TAPLEY

Troy, Tenn.