A New Jersey native who relocated to Virginia and who subsequently purchased a home in the Eastern Panhandle came with the purpose of knocking off the effective attorney general, whose only goal for 20 years was to protect West Virginians from the vultures that exploit them.
The coal magnates joined with the plutocrats using the so-called regulations against their industry, which contributed to the decline of coal mining in our state. They know the truth.
Democratic officials and the party have been fleeced, lied to by the coal magnates, and in turn convinced the uneducated to turn against their own interests.
The Democratic officials such as Manchin, Rahall and Tomblin caved and they will rue the day and many of us will not forget that they were used and will be responsible for the decline of the Democratic Party in West Virginia.
Instead of running against the president, they should have been talking about natural gas, employment and other economic development projects that would provide employment opportunities.
Republicans have no desire to help
Throughout this election campaign, I watched and listened to candidates and Fox TV anchors proclaim "I love America." Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan were perhaps the greatest proclaimers. This was most eloquently and graciously spoken by Mr. Romney in his short concession speech. For this I was truly thankful but kept waiting for "three little words."
During the campaign I had my own "three little words" I silently posed to statements made by Mr. Romney and Mr. Ryan and their muttering mercenaries. "Is that right?" "Is that true?" and, if so, "For how long?" were my word choices.
I kept waiting for "three little words" as I watched a jittery Romney concede the election to President Obama. As he wished America and President Obama a bright future, I kept waiting for three little words: I will help!
Until the leadership of the Republican Party and its muttering mercenaries say and mean the three little words "I will help," their party will continue to suffer the effects of both Romnesia and Ryanitis as the world moves on by!