Who is the real Mitt Romney? I suspect the real Mitt Romney is a
human being who weighs the pros and cons of positions and strives to make the
right choice for a given set of circumstances, rather than blindly clinging to
ideology. A guy who gives more thought to our nation's problems than what would
sound good in a 5 second sound bite. I don't agree with him on every issue, but
I have no doubt he is a smart guy who would provide competent leadership -
something we haven't had in the white house for a very long time.
bodgerdlue,It may not say that others were polled but do you really
think that if it were all Republicans, that 41% would vote for Obama? That right
there should tell you more than just republicans were polled.
Bruce, You lost all credibility when you said, "I haven't voted for a
Republican since 1988."As far as that poll goes, how deep does
a pollster have to dig in the manure pile to find anyone who would admit they
would vote for Obama over any other candidate?
@ bodgerdlue | 6:57 a.m. Feb. 17, 2011 I had the same question, but
after re-reading I have to disagree. While Republicans are the only party
mentioned, it never states that they were the only party polled. The poll
would have likely talked to all political parties, but also ask their party
affiliation for better clarification.
To a Guy With A Brain,You lost all credibility with me when you said, - willing to let all of America see his birth record and school records
Mitt finally found a state where they haven't heard he flops on most issues.
And he found a state where even Republicans will vote for him. He just has to
figure a way to keep them in the dark for 2 more years til they can vote when it
counts instead of in a poll.The national poll has Romney behind
Sarah Palin in Republican polls. And before everyone has Mitt
sitting in the whitehouse has anyone figured a way for him to get past Huckaby
who is a Republican yet beat him soundly last time they were in an election?Before electing him on being a businessman and a good family man
consider one of the worst presidents in history had those same credentials,
George W.Mitt may be the best man but he needs to tell the country
what he will do not what Obama has done wrong. Mitt has yet to bring one
original idea to the government that will help the deficit, illegal immigrants
or increase jobs.Mitt my vote is for sale and now you know the
price. Do something now for the country.
Let's not get ahead of ourselves here. The story states that""The WMUR Granite State Poll shows "40 percent of likely Republican
primary voters would vote for Romney," with the next-closest GOP candidate
being former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani at 10 percent. Additionally, when
asked to choose between a hypothetical matchup of Romney and President Barack
Obama, 49 percent selected Romney compared to just 41 percent for
Obama."That means of the REPUBLICAN voters (the only political
group the story mentions) 49 percent would vote for Romney and 41 percent would
vote for Obama. If 41 percent of Republicans in the state would vote for Obama
if Romney was his opponent, then there is a problem. Again the story says only
Republicans were polled.
I would definitely vote for Mitt, because he is honest, has integrity,
intelligence and a lot of experience in finances where we really need the help
at this time. I too would like to know what his experience has been
in foreign relations. Perhaps a help in that area would be a VP running mate
who has the experience in areas Mitt might be lacking in. However, good common
sense and the ability to learn very quickly what needs to be done in a given
situation would stand him in good stead when it comes to acquiring the foreign
relations expertise he would need. Obama didn't have any, either. Still
doesn't, for that matter.
I have a number of issues with the idea of a Mitt Romney candidacy, and none of
them have anything to do with his religion (which happens to be mine, too).
Maybe the most serious concern is that it's hard to tell where the guy stands on
any given issue. The Mitt Romney who ran for governor of Massachusetts sounded
a lot different from the Mitt Romney who ran for the 2008 Republican
presidential nomination. Who's the real Mitt Romney?Mitt Romney
gets a lot of press for his supposed economic acumen--I know the guy can run a
business shrewdly and save a scandal-ridden Olympics; I'm not sure that makes
him an economist--but where does he stand in other areas? Will he be any better
than George Bush when it comes to foreign relations? Does he have any realistic
ideas on education? Since he's sworn off his own healthcare solution as
implemented in Massachusetts, what else (if anything) does he have in mind? Can
he stand up to the Tea Partisans when they get carried away?And, for
that matter, what are his economic proposals?
P.S. - If the best the Romney-haters can do is whine "But he's a
Mormon!", either start looking at a candidate's talents and capabilities
and what he can offer America or save yourself the embarrasment of looking like
a fool and keep your narrow-minded bigotry to yourself.
You gotta know this is just going to drive the liberals around here
NUTS!.....The choice is yours, America; a guy with Romney's
credentials or the guy who ran a community development center, has never had to
produce one single dollar or go hungry, and in his only previous government
experience at the federal level (Illinois senator) was actually 'at work' LESS
than 180 days. Yes, look it up yourself. The rest of the time he was out
campaigning for himself.And liberals wonder why we're deeper in
trouble than when Bush was in office? Really?...
Romney:- Valedictorian at BYU - Baker's scholar at
Harvard (go look it up)- Master's degrees in business and law- enormously successful in private business and now worth between $200
and $300 million (compare this to many of Obama's closest advisers who have
never had to turn a profit or go hungry)- previous executive
leadership experience as a state governor, including Massachusetts' Commander In
Chief of state military forces- put aside partisanship
prejudices/trash-talk by successfully campaigning/winning the governor's seat as
a Republican in a heavily Democrat-controlled state LONG before Scott Brown- turned a loss into one of the few profit-earning Olympics (Salt Lake)
in 2002 - turned Massachusetts' budget from red to black while
governor- volunteer service to community as a church leader for well
over 5 years (Bishop and Stake President)- would give ALL his
Presidential salary ($1.6 million total) back to the American taxpayers if
elected (yes, he's on record as committing to this)- looks, talks
and acts "Presidential"- understands committment (never
divorced)- understands morality (never had an affair)-
understands family (5 kids)- willing to let all of America see his
birth record and school records.Romney: way > than Obama.
Romney would do a great job as President.
I haven't voted for a Republican since 1988, but would vote for Romney if he
wins the nomination.