Candidate Profile: Mitt Romney

With campaign season revving up, its time to get to know the ones that want to be President. Going to look at their record if they have one, what positions they take if they don’t. Coupled with my thoughts on the said candidate. I’m not going to list the party, because that’s just a banner politicians hide behind, look at person, not the party. To set the stage, here’s the link to his campaign website here. This has his positions, but I prefer to look at his record first.

Entitlements: In Massachusetts he pushed and passed  Massachusetts health reform law. I’ve seen nothing in his record other than this. In the campaign its standard talking points, Fix Social Security without raising taxes, or privatize it. He’s against ObamaCare.

National Security: A Governor doesn’t handle this issue so we go by what he says. Strong military, dynamic diplomacy, steadfast alliances,  expanding NATO.

Civil Rights: Was for same-sex marriages, then for civil unions, so he supported a constitutional amendment banning same-sex, but allowing civil unions. Then changed his mind on that and endorsed a total ban. Pro-life and says he is now for the Second Amendment. Became a lifetime member of the NRA during the campaign.

The Economy and Taxes: As Governor he raised fees and cut spending. Balanced the budget. Wants to cut taxes, red tape, open the markets and make us business friendly.

Government Transparency: He wants a balanced budget amendment, line-item veto, and never pardoned anyone.

My Conclusion: 

PROS: He does know how businesses work, but so does Herman Cain. Has balanced government budgets, and on jobs and businesses he’s good. Strong military, I have nothing against. Its needed, just don’t use them as the world’s police force.

CONS: While he invokes the 10th Amendment constitutionality on RomneyCare, and I think he did have that authority. He has shown he has socialistic tendencies. I wouldn’t want to expand NATO, I subscribe to ‘fair trade for all, entangling alliances with none’ to paraphrase Thomas Jefferson. Civil rights, that’s whatever is convenient. Changing opinions is one thing, that’s fine. Just give your reasoning for it. Don’t change it to pander to this or that group.
Do your own research, see if you can agree enough with his actions to vote for him or not to. It’s up to you ultimately.

 

Mitt Romney Controversial Issues

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One thought on “Candidate Profile: Mitt Romney

  1. Now if you could peak into his mind as to why he wants to be President. He’s definitely not motivated by civic duty. If he was he would be spending alot less of his own money, he wouldn’t be fighting dirty (negative adds), and would kind of just let the chips fall where they may. Instead he has kinda the mind set if he doesn’t make it to be president no other republican should either. He’s not in it for the salary of president, this man makes the median house hold income in like 45 minutes while sitting his butt at home. So that leaves him being power hungry, believable, or seeking to pass laws to make him and his buddies even richer, which is even more likely in my opinion. This is a man that has considered every bit of money he has had since he was an adult as an “investment” and in Florida alone he spent well over $20 per vote he received. So if he is willing to invest $20 per vote for just a Republican primary, what is he expecting his pay out to be??? How much is that $20 gonna cost us, and with his record it kind of shows that unless it’s a part of his agenda, which seems limited to big business, he’s gonna be terrible wishy washy over it….

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