As political policies and administrations come and go it is very difficult for people to not look to other viable candidates for a new direction to take the country, especially if the country witnesses particular hardships under a certain administration. Right now I examine Mitt Romney and his viability as the President of the United States when, in November, he could very well emerge as our next president.
We’ve all, and by all I mean people who know anything about politics, been following the recent Republican Presidential Candidate race to some extent and know of some of the people that are (or were) part of that race. We lost Michelle Bachmann, a crazy Tea Party candidate that wants to shoot moose and gays from a helicopter and doesn’t know where Libya is, Hermain Cain, that ruff pizza man that had some sort of 9-9-9 deal or plan thing set up for taxes, Jon Huntsman Jr., another Mormon that seemed the most viable candidate for even the more liberally minded moderate Republicans, and lastly Rick Perry, a Texan that liked to hunt but was too weak and unskilled for the extremely difficult activity known as talking.
The people who are still battling it out are: Newt Gingrich, an erratic curmudgeon that just likes to play politics and marry his assistants. Ron Paul, an older doctor and congressman from Texas that is the Hero of Liberty. Rick Santorum, that crazy politician that thinks Global Warming is a bunch of hoo-ey and thinks gays and Muslims are a creation of the Devil. Last but not least there is Mitt Romney.
Sure we hear that he is not in favor of all parts of the Dream Act or he might have changed his opinions about abortion while he was in office as Governor of Massachusetts, but it comes with the territory. Sure he could be like Mitt Romney and stay stuck in his beliefs but that doesn’t make for a favorable, or electable, president. He’s done something that a lot of candidates are unable to do, something that Obama’s administration is always harping about, change.
We all know who Mitt Romney is, and if anybody doesn’t then they should get educated quickly because they are the “stupid” majority. When people talk about this man they often say or hear:
“He’s a Mormon”
“He’s a Republican”
“He’s a Mormon Republican”
“He’s not a true Republican”
“He’s just another Obama”
“He’s awful for America”
“He’s a cut-throat businessman turned politician.”
“He’s not the right choice for America.”
But there are also things that you don’t hear about this Mitt Romney:
“He turned around the State of Massachusetts.”
“He is an extremely intelligent and hardworking man.”
“He created and led one of the most successful private equity firms in the country at 36.”
“He saved the Winter Olympic Games from dying, essentially cementing his status as the turnaround man.”
“He is responsible for the existence of many companies and organizations we have today.”
“He passed RomneyCare, and it turned out to be a good thing even if it seemed a bit liberal.”
“He is a Mormon, so what? Isn’t there something in the Constitution that talks about a separation of Church and State? So why does it matter?”
Possibly the new face of the United States of America.
Running again for the Republican Presidential Nominee for the 2012 Presidential Election Mitt Romney has his sights on the most coveted of public offices. He’s been fighting tooth and nail that for the past few months in debates to win Primaries and votes, and it is only going to get uglier in the coming weeks. With the seemingly unending barrage of attack ads coming from all sides forcing Mitt Romney to play the game and to take the message himself to the people. Mitt Romney, I believe, would be superb candidate to take up arms against Barack Obama. Simply, he seems most prepared and seems best armed with the experience both with working as Governor of Massachusetts and as CEO of Bain Capital.
A former governor of Massachusetts Mitt Romney, a Republican, took office with an 85% Democratic state Legislature. A daunting welcome party for any conservative. Being a smart leader coming from heading Bain & Company and Bain Capital he knew what he had to do to accomplish something in Massachusetts. He knew that he would not be able to throw all of his conservative views on the table and expect the Democrats to take it quietly. He was at the whim of the Democrats, though he might not want to admit it, and he knew that compromise and collaboration was in order. That was what needed to be done.
And thus the “Flip Flop” saga starts. People, especially Republicans, are going to stand there and preach about Mitt Romney’s weak and wavering conservative views. They are going to say that he is not a true Conservative Republican and that he would not be able to translate the Republican beliefs well as the Presidential Candidate. To the contrary, this “Flip Flop” business should cement his effectiveness as the Republican Presidential Candidate. He proved that he was able to meet a legislature that was Democrat dominated and was able to work out a smooth running plan that allowed for growth in his state. Though it was not a lot of growth, sure, but it is one of the smallest states in the country. How many jobs can you really create? And it is Massachusetts up in decadent New England. But he knew that he had to work with Democrats if he wanted any hope of getting something done and not creating losing situation. At the very base of this issue he is just doing what all of the other candidates are doing, he is trying to please people. What is Rick Santorum doing? Spewing Christian values, pleasing the far right base. What is Ron Paul doing? Talking about liberty, maybe selfishness, and that pleases the young voters. Mitt Romney is beyond that, he is pleasing the people by working with both sides of the equation.
From this create fathered the Massachusetts health care insurance reform aka RomneyCare. Not a lot of people know about RomneyCare, but a lot of people know about ObamaCare. Many say that it was RomneyCare that gave Obama the guideline to create his health care reform, albeit in an inferior form. He, a Republican, enacted one of the first government mandated health care reform. Something that all Republicans probably are very against. But Mitt Romney understood that it was what the people of his state wanted and understood that he needed to work with people from the other side of the table to achieve what was needed with as little trouble as possible. It is a shame that this achievement of Romney’s has provided his Republican opponents ammunition for the race.
Another topic that people like to poke at is his time at the helm of Bain Capital. He led a private equity firm, as well as a venture capital firm. He is accused of buying companies, having them loaded up with debt so much that they need to take all sorts of loans, and then he guts them taking all that they’re worth. That isn’t all true. Let’s get one thing off the table. He ran a business, a company, and when companies are run some work and some fail. That is a fact of life, and it is a fact of Capitalism and Free Enterprise. You go out there and you take a risk and jump into that capitalistic world and take a chance. Sometimes that chance pays of, sometimes it doesn’t. This is what Mitt Romney and Bain Capital did. They went out and found companies that weren’t doing to well and he said “Hey, you’re not doing too hot. Let us give you a hand to try and turn you around.” There are no promises when Bain Capital steps in, but it’s what America is about. A Free Enterprise and Free Market. Now, there weren’t happy endings for every company that was taken under the wing of Bain Capital. But it cannot be denied that Mitt Romney did create a good number of jobs. According to him and Bain Capital that number is around 100,00 jobs give or take a thousand. Now that’s a large number, but not entirely impossible. Not even improbable. Bain Capital has been responsible for the success of Staples, Sports Authority, Dominoes Pizza, Dunkin’ Donuts, and Burgerking. Staples, Sports Authority, and Dominoes opened up thousands upon thousands of jobs in their multitude of new stores across the country.
Oh yeah, and he’s the reason why we still have the Winter Olympic Games. That speaks for itself.
Mitt Romney was able to succeed in the private sector for two reasons. He has the ability to look at a problem in all of its angles and to asses it, and what it takes to cut the gristle and make companies efficient to maximize profits. These two things have made Mitt Romney a master of the private sector that would probably create the best situation for the companies to create jobs and boost small business growth and creation. And that might be exactly what we need in today’s America, at least for the next term or two. We need a president that will be able to pick itself up out of the rut and to stand even taller than the other countries out there. Do you know who I think is capable of doing this?
Well Mitt Romney’s a good choice too.
This is where the United States of America has sullied its Capitalist name. The economy failed, jobs were destroyed, companies were crippled, and homes were lost. That has been the fact of life these past few years and it needs to stop. We need to stop the profuse hemorrhaging of economy and jobs. Sadly this crisis has put its stamp on Obama’s term as president. I’m still for Obama, but he needs to stop cuddling the country and do what needs to be done instead of softening the terrible that is already happening. And that terrible is every where.
For shame! For Shame!
During this next presidential election people need to realize that this next president, whether it is Obama or the Republican, needs to be able to look at the economy and find what works and drops what doesn’t. One of the biggest problems is unemployment, economic growth (or lack thereof), and poverty. We need to face that Obama has not handled this problem well at all because he just didn’t know how. We need a president that needs to know what it takes and what needs to be done to boost the economy from its stagnation and to put Free Enterprise and the economy back in the hands of the people of the United States of America. What is so wrong about maintaining a Moderate Republican country? By keeping the country close to the center as Mitt Romney might end up doing, despite his statements about being the true Conservative Republican Candidate, what is right by the country. Cutting costs, balancing budgets and rebuilding our economy. He did it as the Governor of Massachusetts, why can’t he do it as the President of the United States?
Though there are fears that he would run the country as a business and as a result horribly monstrous things would happen. But I’m not sure if he would take that route. I think he would run the economy as a business because I think that’s what needs to be done to fix it. The government needs to stop spending more money than it takes in, to cut costs where it can be spared, and to re-evaluate the current policies and programs to see if there can be anything done to be left to the states so the government will not have to worry about overhead.
Waving to Obama as he is ousted from the White House
This isn’t necessarily an endorsement of Mitt Romney, rather it is what I have seen and what I think people should know and be able to see, and why I think he should be the Republican Presidential Candidate. After doing a bit of scooping I found out his full name is Willard Mitt Romney, has a bit of stardust to it doesn’t it? So this is pretty much an endorsement. Let’s start and maintain another political dynasty. The Romney Family, has a nice sound doesn’t it? Romney 2012. But you can vote for Ron Paul too. He likes liberty and I like liberty so forget everything I said about Mitt Romney, Ron Paul all the way.
HOPE 2012. Two terms for Obama.