Three cheers for the victory for American labor in the deal reached
between management (NFL owners) and labor (the unionized regular NFL
referees). Management opposed stronger working conditions and pension
programs. Labor favored better working conditions and fairer pension
programs for the real referees. Many anti-union Republicans supported
the NFL referees union against an ill-advised lockout by management.
Ryan, Gingrich and Obama supported the refs union. Romney was unclear.
Considering my column this week, perhaps Mitt considers the NFL refs to be among the dependents, freeloaders and deadbeats he demeans.
Speaking of the lack of clarity of Mitt Romney's positions, or in the case of the deadbeats he demeans, too much clarity: Stay tuned for an upcoming piece I will soon write about why Ohio is going Obama and Democratic.