Sunday, October 30, 2011

Governor Mitt Romney - Can He Be Trusted

Governor Mitt Romney is a born again Conservative.   Prior to running for President, when Romney ran for office in Massachusetts, a very blue state,  Romney was clearly a liberal who was Pro-Choice, for Cap and Trade, for gay marriage and for a ban on guns.   Worst of all,  Mitt Romney enacted RomneyCare, the model for ObamaCare.    It is possible for someone to see the light and to experience conversion, kind of like St. Paul on the road to Damascus.   However, recovering alcoholics also have a tendency to fall off the wagon.    So the real question is can Governor Mitt Romney be trusted to be a reliable Conservative, if elected to the Presidency, or are we really dealing with a RINO in a Conservative suit. 

As a former history teacher,  this Blogger often looks to history as my teacher.   While I appreciate Romney's new found Conservatism, I fear that it is not real.   Once in office,  based on his record, Romney might just be tempted to "reach across the aisle" to forge compromise on all the issues listed.    We learned our lesson with Bush One, when he told us, "Read my lips, no new taxes" and then once in office got duped by the Socialists into raising taxes with no spending cuts in return.  George HW Bush lost his bid for reelection because he betrayed the tenets of the Republican Party.   But, it should have been no surprise.   George HW Bush was never really a Conservative.   Then end result was two Clinton terms in office. 

Clearly, if Mitt Romney wins the Republican nomination, this Blogger will send money to support him because we must make Obama a one term President.   However, this Blogger held his nose and sent money to support John McCain, both a lousy candidate and a RINO.   I really do not want to do that again if at all possible.   We have several real Conservatives running for the Republican nomination.   Any of them, except perhaps Ron Paul,  would be preferable to Governor Mitt Romney and Socialist President Obama.  

We have to recognize that there are two political parties in the United States.   The Conservative Party of America and the Socialist Party of America.   Forget about the terms Republican and Democrat.   As Ronald Reagan often said, we need bold colors, not pastels that blur this choice.   Socialist President Obama is about as bold a color as possible on the left and I am not talking about his skin color.   Obama is a Socialist plain and simple committed to bigger, more intrusive government, deficit spending to redistribute income, higher taxes and more regulation, ObamaCare, entitlements that are bankrupting our country, a weak national defense, including an open border, limits on guns, unlimited abortion and attacks on the traditional family.    

In contrast, we need to make sure that we nominate a real Conservative, not a RINO, who is a bold color Conservative that supports free market capitalism; limited government, lower taxes and less regulation, a balanced budget, term limits, real education, energy, health care and entitlement reform, a strong national defense, including securing our border and fighting Terrorism, the right to bear arms, the sanctity of life and family values that are the foundation of our nation.   This is the platform supported by the majority of the American people and the only way to restore economic growth and job creation again in our country.

And, to prevent the bankruptcy of our country, we must elect real Conservatives at all levels of government committed to rolling back 100 years of Socialist creep.   Is Governor Mitt Romney that person.   This Blogger can be persuaded; but I have not seen anything yet in Romney's 59 Points that would convince me.  Romney also talks about the Middle Class in his own version of the Class Warfare argument.  The good news is that this time around primaries are not winner take all.  

If Governor Romney does not go to the Republican Convention with 50% plus one vote to take the nomination on the first ballot, there is a pretty good chance that Romney will not be the Republican nominee.  At that point, Conservatives at the Convention are likely to unite around a real Conservative candidate that we can enthusiastically support.   At least that is my hope.    

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