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    So Tell Me About Mitt Romney

    So Tell Me About Mitt Romney

    I’ve been dreading this day, because even when I asked you to tell me about other candidates, you told me about Mitt Romney.

    While the MSM tells us that Sarah Palin is the most divisive Republican, I don’t think that’s true in the Republican primaries.

    Please hold on one second while I brace myself.

    Okay, now I’m ready.

    So tell me about Mitt Romney.

    Update: For a reasoned argument against Romney and in favor of Pawlenty, read this. (via HotAir)

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    Romney, not a guy you want as president.

    He's your better, and he lets you know it.

    But here's a solid reason. He has no respect for the separation of powers. In 2003 our state's highest court said that gay marriage would become legal 6 months after its rulings.

    A court made out and out law, overturning 000s of years of societal understanding of what marriage was. Who made the SJC the decider of self-government.

    John Adams himself said in 1780 when the MA constitution was written that there must be complete separation of the 3 powers. Famous Art. 30 reads, "Article XXX. In the government of this commonwealth, the legislative department shall never exercise the executive and judicial powers, or either of them: the executive shall never exercise the legislative and judicial powers, or either of them: the judicial shall never exercise the legislative and executive powers, or either of them: to the end it may be a government of laws and not of men."

    Well, the SJC crumpled that piece of paper by making gay marriage. AND MITT LET THE COURT RULING STAND WITHOUT CHALLENGE.

    Mitt is nothing but a Profile in Putty, and changes his mind all too conveniently. If he won’t stand up to a liberal, activist court, I’m to believe he’ll stand up to the forces which will be trying to insert Sharia into our lives.

    Whether gay marriage should be legal or not was a matter solely within the jurisdiction of the people through their legislative reps. NOT through the courts.

    And Mitt went along with it all.

    Now add in RomneyCare and you have a good assessment of Mitt Romeny.

    Mitt is your basic Ken doll – perfect hair, plastic smile, no balls.

    He reminds me of obama. He has taken every position available on every issue.

    He will NOT be getting my vote. I would rather have four more of obama, just so EVERYONE can see just how stupid we were to elect this bunch of collectivist ninnies in the first place, and maybe just maybe we will be done playing with leftist ideology.

    I'm a Mormon. In early 2007, when I heard that another Mormon was running for president, my first thought literally was "Just get out of the race early so you don't embarrass us." Not that I expected any Republican to win in '08, and certainly not Rudy Giuliani, but I "knew" the country was not going to elect a Mormon, and I just wanted to avoid all the stand-up comics for the next couple of years with all the polygamy jokes.

    And then Hugh Hewitt published a book called "A Mormon in the White House?" that laid out Romney's strengths, his weaknesses, and those of the GOP field at the time, as well as addressing the "Mormon problem". The more I read the book, the more I started saying to myself, "This is the man who Should be president", and I stopped caring about all the detractors.

    Mitt Romney is exactly the man we need as president. There is not a problem currently facing the country that he cannot handle. The economy: do I really need to list the ways in which he is perfect for saving the economy? He said "Let Detroit go bankrupt"; one very large government bailout later, it went bankrupt. He saved the 2002 Winter Olympics when all anyone could talk about was how no one could save them. He turned a multi-billion-dollar deficit in Massachusetts into a billion-dollar surplus without raising taxes. He is the man most directly responsible for saving Brookstone, Domino's Pizza, Sealy Mattress, Sports Authority, and Staples, along with countless others. Donald Trump may have made more money in his life, but Romney's the man who's most likely to have created a business at which you've been a customer.

    National security: show me one candidate on either side who's more of a security hawk than Romney is. He was against closing of Guantanamo when both the Republican and Democratic candidates for president were calling for its closure, and guess what? It's still open. He's already known around the world from his time competing directly with Asia, Europe, South America, and Canada and Mexico in business, not to mention from his world stage in the 2002 Olympics. He routinely educates himself on a wide range of issues, and national security is one of them. While Herman Cain insists on "waiting" and Ron Paul insists on bringing home every troop outside our borders, Romney has met with commanders and generals throughout the military, visited the Middle East multiple times, was Commander-in-Chief of the Massachusetts National Guard, and even handled a great deal of security-related issues during the Olympics (which took place in the shadow of 9/11).

    Small government and social conservatism: again, he did not raise a single tax as governor. Despite what he may have said while running, when he was faced with actual life-and-death issues, he acted in the interests of life 100% of the time. When the Massachusetts Supreme Court ruled that gay marriage was legal in the state because it would take a constitutional amendment to make it otherwise, he began to work on a constitutional amendment. He never called a "truce" on social issues, and he issued a record number of vetoes against the legislature's agenda.

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    Healthcare: despite how you personally feel about Romneycare, is there ANY other candidate who can say they worked harder on the issue than Governor Romney did? His plan was endorsed and informed by the Heritage Foundation, hardly a left-leaning organization. Yes, conservatives across the country all supported Romneycare and the "individual mandate" long before they were against it. This is a rare case when it is Republicans at large and NOT Romney who have "flip-flopped" on the issue. He is the best GOP candidate to face down the president on this issue, especially in a head-to-head debate. He has vowed to issue Obamacare waivers to every single state while he and Congress work to fully repeal and replace it. His plan for a nationwide healthcare plan is one that ANY Republican could endorse, and should.

    Electability: I don't like talking about this subject, but since it seems everyone else does, I may as well take my shot. Mitt Romney has the broadest appeal of any Republican candidate. He beats the president in the polls in Florida, New Hampshire, Nevada, Michigan, and elsewhere, all states that we'll need if we're going to win in 2012. Every other candidate has had their place at the top of the polls, but Romney is the only one who has remained there for the past two years. He has support among Tea Partiers, Establishment Republicans, conservatives, moderates, independents, older voters, younger voters, all classes and races, and yes, even among evangelical voters. He raised over $10 million in one day, not one dollar of which was his own; every donor is also a voter, don't forget.

    You want to know about Mitt Romney? Read his own words in his books. Read "No Apology", in which he takes on the president directly (in case you need any evidence that he's willing to). Read "Turnaround", in which he talks about saving the Olympics. Listen to his speeches, not with an ear for "red meat", but for substance. You'll quickly learn what I learned four years ago: that this is the man who Should be president, not in 2012, but right now.


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