Thursday, June 02, 2011

Mitt Romney announces his run for the Presidency today. Bravo!

Mitt Romney announced today that he was running for President and made his announcement in New Hampshire. Many here know that I tend to be a social liberal and a fiscal conservative, although at times I have been more liberal recently on fiscal matters, like agreeing with the bailout of GM.

Having said that, I need to make a comment about Mitt Romney. When he is in a room with any group of people, he tends to be the smartest person in the room. He is a very likable person if you spend any time with him and his background makes him an excellent candidate for fixing our economy.

You're wondering I expect by now, what about President Obama? Sure I like President Obama, not only as a person, but also as a leader. However, regarding smarts, Mitt Romney has almost no equal. I say this as someone who met Mitt Romney, when he was the head of Bain Capital, and I was at a meeting with him. He asked excellent questions, was compassionate, and was solution-minded based upon his comments and questions.

Normally I would have to pause before voting to decide whether I would vote for President Obama or Mitt Romney. Mitt's appeal is much more central than the other candidates in the race. But Mitt has allowed the crazies in his Party to pull him off his game. In my humble opinion, Mitt should NOT cater to them, but be himself. If he stopped worrying about how the "base" feel or reacted to what he was saying, he will not lose the nomination. But if Mitt can't be Mitt, he doesn't have a chance from "normal" Reagan Republicans to get the nomination. I have said here before, I voted for Reagan. I know this is a difficult problem for Mitt, because some of his "handlers/advisors" in the past, got him to flip flop, which he should never have done. Mitt should be proud he was able to implement a healthcare solution he could get passed in Massachusetts, a very Democratic State. Bravo!

So don't dismiss this guy. Get to know him. Really listen to what he has to say versus the crazies who have no chance to win the general election in 2012. The Independents will be deciding who is going to be President in 2012. Mitt does have a a very good chance to win the Republican nomination! And this would be a good step for our country as it would mean a more centrist race with less nastiness. Good luck Mitt!

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