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Making a Positive Case For Romney, Santorum, and Gingrich

Cross-posted at Unified Patriots

All three of these candidates have positives that make any one of them a superior GOP nominee to our 2008 choice, John McCain. All three would be a vast improvement over the current president, Barack Obama. The best way for me to make a positive case is by not looking at the current tactics of the campaigns, but instead focus on the positives. This can be done if you’re willing to be objective.

All three of these candidates are fiscal conservatives compared to the alternative, Barack Obama. They are also social conservatives when compared to Barack Obama. Instead of playing semantics with “social conservative,” “fiscal conservative,” and “true conservative,” let’s look at the general positives.

Mitt Romney has a wealth of executive experience as a former CEO of Bain Capital, and Governor of Massachusetts. He also has a wealth of organizational experience gained from running the 2002 Winter Olympics, and with the campaigns in 2008 and 2012 for president. Mitt Romney has led a purpose driven life – remaining faithful and true to his wife, family, and faith. He can be honestly admired for these characteristics even if you support another candidate, and are not happy with some of the campaign tactics used by team Romney. Mitt Romney has currently secured 38% of the delegates needed to clinch the nomination.

Rick Santorum has a fiery passion for conservative traditional families. He is unapologetically an observant Catholic who is pro-life and supports home schooling. Rick Santorum has always opposed individual mandates for government controlled healthcare, and he has always opposed carbon Cap and Trade for government controlled energy consumption. Like Romney, Rick Santorum also has qualities that can be admired even if you prefer another candidate and haven’t liked Rick’s campaign tactics. Rick Santorum has currently secured 17% of the delegates needed to clinch the nomination.

Newt Gingrich is blessed with a great ability to grasp and articulate bold ideas and solutions for government. As Ronald Reagan fought the Republican establishment foreign policy views of Henry Kissinger and Brent Scowcroft, Newt Gingrich fought the Republican establishment congressional views of Jerry Ford and Bob Michaels. Newt led the Republicans to a majority in the House after being lost in the wilderness for 40 years. During his four years as House Speaker, the federal budget ran a surplus instead of a deficit. He, too, can be admired for his qualities that he brings to this presidential race. Newt Gingrich has currently secured 11% of the delegates needed to clinch the nomination.

63% of the delegates needed to clinch the nomination are still available. Mitt Romney needs to win about 50%, Rick Santorum needs to win about 80%, and Newt Gingrich needs to win about 90% of the remaining available delegates. While it looks likely that no one will get the needed number of delegates (1144) by the time the last primary contest in Utah on June 26th is decided, I do believe a deal will be struck before the RNC convention starts on August 28th. In my humble opinion, any one of these candidates can provide a positive case of voting FOR them in November instead of only voting AGAINST Obama in November.

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