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What Romney should say about disaster relief

I read with interest your article "Politics on back burner in aftermath of storm" (Oct. 31). It seems that politics are never on the back burner for The Sun, however.

The current theme song in the media is Mitt Romney declining "to respond when reporters asked about past statements questioning the role of the federal government in disaster relief."

I agree that Mr. Romney should answer such questions. When asked he should say: "As president, I would never desert Americans who are in need of our government's help and support in a desperate situation."

He can leave it up to the listener to judge whether he's referring to Hurricane Sandy or Libya, or both.

Frances Balhoff, Marriottsville

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