Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012 | 2:01 a.m.
The president of the United States holds the most powerful individual office in the world. It is incumbent upon all of us to look into the future and try to predict how each candidate would act in that office.
One way is to look at the experiences each had prior to election as an indicator of what to expect. In President Barack Obama, there was a professor of constitutional law and a person who was involved in community work. That attitude was certainly borne out the past four years and the results of the first debate, non-confrontational and erudite.
Former Gov. Mitt Romney has a trait that was exemplified by his reported actions while in college. In his talk about foreign policy, he reiterated his personal trait, and that scares me. In college, he was reported to be a bully, although he said it was just college pranks.
He used Bain Capital to assist in doing his bidding with companies in which Bain invested. He bullied his opponents in each of the primary debates and again in the first debate with the aid of an ineffective moderator.
His proposed foreign policy is to use the strength of the United States, economic and military, to “influence” other nations to our way of thinking. To me, that is just another bullying tactic but is his history. Do the American people want a schoolyard bully in charge of our nation?