I see a delicious irony in the Dec. 12 news article “In election postmortems, Romney’s TV advertising strategy comes under fire.” The article described how the consultants and contractors in the campaign spent ad dollars carelessly while collecting huge fees for themselves, and how Mitt Romney’s vaunted talent for managing business enterprises did little to restrain their spending.

Perhaps those consultants were running their enterprises only to maximize their profits, with no regard to the externalities, such as helping to elect a pro-business, conservative candidate. If so, I suppose they saw their first loyalty was to their shareholders and owners.

Larry Kanter, Silver Spring