Published: Sunday, Nov. 20 2011 12:00 a.m. MST
Thoughtful, well-reasoned piece. Romney's machismo is troubling at best.
"No apologies" is a bully's motto. And somehow it all seems
phony--sounds like Romney is putting on a persona that doesn't really fit him.
Is he going to play war games with our country just to prove he's more rightwing
Romney is better than Obama, anyone is. Defense spending doesn't translate into
military expansion. Why not believe in America and tread lighty and carry a big
stick? Deterrence will always be stronger than anything in our arsenal be it
diplomatic or militarily especially with such rogue powers as Iran. Romney has
stated that not just military strength but economic strength make America
strong, but of course this article leads you to believe otherwise. This article
sounds great but primarily is a bunch of campaign rhetoric from a candidate who
for all his strengths only strengthens Obama's message with thin and
unsubstantiated claims and who is statistically tied for 0% of the primary vote.
This piece hits the mark. I think Romney has the best chance to defeat Obama,
but these foreign policy statements have me thinking Huntsman may be a better
candidate. If only we could combine Romney's money and connections with
Huntsman's foreign policy experience and "reasonableness".
Obama has waffled on nearly everything of importance. He seems to ignore the
one major point in today's world of war and insecurity. What has been called
"Islam's bloody borders" (Huntington). Romney recognizes this error
and the bold projection of US power is essentital.
I wonder if anyone ever reads the bylines of such pieces? I realize this is an
oped page, but really, a political hack job by a Huntsman staffer. Consider the
source and the intent before you drink the coolaid. And I'm not even a Romney
supporter. Reasoned? C'mon irony guy. Only to the extent that it makes Huntsman
Romney would be only slightly less worse than Bush. It will take decades for the
US to recover from Bush and Romney isn't going to progress in that regard.
Huntsman is the best option, by far, but the repubs aren't smart enough to get
behind him. They deserve what they get.
Romney has a ton of Bush's neocons on his staff. Small wonder he seems to be
sharing their views when it comes to war.
Romney first revealed his total ignorance of foreign affairs during a 2008
debate when he stated weapons inspectors weren't in Iraq prior to Bush sending
troops there.Romney merely repeats the favorite GOP line about Obama
apologizing for America, when actually he didn't. (Now Romney's new line
is that Obama called Americans lazy). Huntsman most definitely is
the strongest in the GOP field when it comes to foreign affairs. But they are
all wrong when it comes to economic policy
Ya why aren't you conservatives supporting Huntsman? I could be torn enough to
vote for him. No way I'm voting for Romney, I could never know what to expect
from him. He has a propensity to not tell the truth.
Irony GuyRomney going to play wargames like Bush and Obama? I think
Although I plan to vote for Obama again, I thought this was an excellent,
well-thought-out article by a Huntsman supporter. Romney has few original
thoughts. He merely panders to the views of others.To tell the
truth, I believe Huntsman is the only one in the Republican field who stands a
chance against Obama, so, although I think Jon might be a pretty good president,
I'm cheering for the other Republicans. That way, Obama's margin of victory will
be huge, and the House likely will go back to the Demos.
I think the Republicans have several people who would be better than Obama.
Almost anyone would be. I'm not sure which among them could win however, seeing
the various gaffes that each has (supposedly) made. Romney is an honest man
with administrative experience and would win my vote. I think anyone who runs
for a political office has to be someone of a panderer to get elected. It's part
of the game.Huntsman is a RINO and a waffler on his religious views.
I don't want another liberal in office who wants to spend other people's money
on his socialist philosophies.
I'll defend Mitt Romney...... Many here are willingly being played like a fiddle
by media polling. Maybe the country will go down the tube, but why lay down and
give in for next to nothing. If a moderate-McCain-like candidate is nominated
again the conservatives can sit out the election and give the left exactly what
they are asking for. I say let Michelle Bachman or Mitt Romney clean their
There are many more reasons to pass Romney up. This article just lists a few of
Barack Obama has been a dis-service to our country. Somehow I'm o.k with Mitt
Are there ANY other candidates, or have we pretty much given in to romney mania?
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