In Defense of Mitt
My fellow Conservatives, the time has come. Barring a supernatural occurence, Mitt Romney is going to be the Republican nominee, our standard bearer to face the failed President, Barack Obama, in the fall. The time has come to rally behind him, if we want to, as Reagan put it, “make America great again”. Because, in the general election, only one candidate has promised to repeal Obamacare. Only one candidate has promised to cut government spending. Only one candidate believes in the American constitution and the American way. And only one candidate has the record to back that all up. And that candidate, is Mitt Romney.
When Mitt Romney entered government as the Governor of the ultra-blue state of Massachusets, his state was facing a $3 billion shortfall. Mitt Romney balanced the budget without raising a single tax. To do this in a red state is considered a feat; in a blue state, it is nigh on impossible; in Massachussets, it must be a miracle.
When Mitt Romney was Governor of Massachusets, he signed into law one of the most Conservative health care reform acts in the Country. No, the mandate is not good policy, and is morally and Constitutionally wrong, but otherwise the bill bears little resemblence to the infamous Obamacare. There is not a single tax increase in the bill, and unlike Obamacare, it is completely funded. Furthermore, it used government funds already provided to the states in a more-cost effective manner, exemplifying the beauty of block-granting and federalism.
When Mitt Romney was the Governor of Massachusets, he finally ‘came out of the closet’ as pro-life. It is my belief that he had been all along, but knew he could not get elected in Massachusets running as such. His record on the matter is exemplary. He vetoed bills allowing Embryonic stem cell reaserch and human cloning, and fought to protect life, almost harder than any other Governor in the Country, against impossible political odds.
As Governor, Mitt Romney testified before Congress in favor of a federal amendment to the Constitution protecting traditional-marriage, eloquently defending the sanctity and importance of marriage in our Society. On Social and fiscal issues, he shines, unlike many other governors and candidates in the party. Furthermore, in the words of John Bolton, Romney is best positioned to put into place a ‘Reaganaut foreign policy’.
No, Romney’s record is not perfect, and there is much that is lacking there. But the same could have been said about Reagan’s record. Romney is uniquely qualified to bring this Country in a rightward direction and return America to a nation of greatness. He will balance the budget, repeal Obamacare, protect life and liberty, cut taxes, and appoint Conservative justices. It is time to rally behind the next President of the United States, Mitt Romney.
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