Posts Tagged ‘Romney’

The Right tool

Saturday, February 9th, 2008

When I sign into my caucus today, I will be indicating that my presidential preference is Mitt Romney. Mitt briefly described his conservative position in a recent email.

I outlined what I know is the right course ahead for our nation – a course based on conservative principles such as individual responsibility, strong faith and values, economic strength with lower taxes and a national defense that will not retreat from the threat of evil extremism.

toolI have no delusions that he will miraculously rise from his campaign ashes, but I do believe we need a more broad spectrum conservative president, whether it be in 2008, or 2012, or whenever. That is the message I will be sending as delegates pile up for more conservative candidates such as Romney and Huckabee. I also have no illusions that the Republican candidate will be anyone other than John McCain, but for the future of this nation, the conservative message needs to be sent.

I love analogies and so I’ve looked at the presidential campaign this year the same way I look at purchasing tools. I see the Democratic Party tool as the slick packaged piece of junk only brought in for the Fathers Day sale; Sitting shiny and unused in a drawer, it looks for all the world like a wrench, but will fail and bust you’re knuckles the first time it is needed.

The Republican Party this year has been more like the tool department at Sears, with plenty of real tools lining the shelves. We have had a great opportunity to choose good, better and best; or Companion, Craftsman, or Craftsmen Professional. The are just different levels of price and quality, but all real tools that will do the job for the average American. While I may covet the Craftsman Pro, I’ll put Craftsmen on my Christmas list, and won’t be disappointed to receive Companion.

So even though I see Mitt Romney as Craftsman; I won’t be disappointed with Companion tool John McCain. I have no doubt that we will get a lot of good work done together with him as President.

Today I’m letting the world know I prefer Craftsman; tomorrow I’ll be working hard to fill the roll-around with Companion, so that wacky relatives with good intentions, don’t try to fill it with slick packaged piece of shiny junk.

An understandable decision

Thursday, February 7th, 2008

Washington, D.C. – Today, addressing the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), Governor Romney announced that he was suspending his presidential campaign for the sake of Republican unity and the future of our country. In 2008, Republicans must stand united if we are to prevent Senators Clinton and Obama from taking the White House. As a nation at war and facing uncertain economic times, the American people cannot afford the Democrats and their agenda for retreat and economic slowdown. With today’s speech, Governor Romney outlined the significance of this election and the need for the Republican Party to remain strong.

I’d have rather seen John McCain yield to the more conservative Mitt Romney, but I understand Mitt’s reasoning and his decision. Perhaps he’ll make a good VP choice?

I still won’t vote for the destruction of our nation through Democratic Party agenda, so I’ll be looking at the best choice from the Republican side.

Read the rest of Mitt Romney’s statement

John McCain has finally done it

Thursday, February 7th, 2008

Yes, he as finally said that he will oppose any proposed tax increases that would be sent across his desk should he be elected president.

BOB SCHIEFFER: “Let’s just say that you do become president and a Democratic congress raises taxes. What would you do? Would you veto it?”

SEN. JOHN MCCAIN: “Sure. Sure I’d veto it. I think if we’re gonna be in some shaky times, and by the way I believe the fundamentals of America’s economy are still strong, then the worst thing you can do is increase taxes at that time.”

The Americans for Tax Reform have also urged him to put it in writing by asking again that he sign their no new tax pledge and join company with conservative candidates Mike Huckabee, Ron Paul and my conservative choice Mitt Romney.

I ,____________, pledge to the taxpayers of the _____ district of the State of _________ and to the American People that I will:

ONE, oppose any and all efforts to increase the marginal income tax rates for individuals and/or businesses; and

TWO, oppose any net reduction or elimination of deductions and credits, unless matched dollar for dollar by further reducing tax rates.

Many past leaders have signed this position pledge to oppose tax increases. We shouldn’t be giving any more money to our lawmakers until they can show responsibility with what we have already given them. I think all Americans can look around and easily see numerous instances and forms of government waste. And still many voters continue to vote in lawmakers who seem to have no intention of reducing their dependence on your work and income. None of the Democratic Party candidates have signed this no tax pledge.

With the addition of John McCain, all Republican candidates have clearly stated their position to oppose tax increases, while the challengers Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and the recently departed John Edwards, all seem to be following the Democratic Party social justice standard of squeezing everyone in the nation until we are all equal poor.

I believe that in order to have a prosperous nation we need a leader who understands and lives prosperity and that is one reason why I am choosing Mitt Romney.

The strongest statement for Mitt Romney

Tuesday, February 5th, 2008

Mitt Romney is the conservative candidate in 2008. And the longer it takes for Republicans to realize this, the more time will be wasted with infighting like I’m doing with this blog post. So it is time for all you McCain, Huckabee, and Paul supporters to cry uncle! We need stop working on each other and start working on the real problems in our nation: Obama & Clinton. And this movement needs to start ASAP.

And to kick this movement off Dr. Dobson has issued his strongest statement yet against non-conservatives Clinton, Obama and McCain. He also made it clear that the only candidate he will cast a vote for is Mitt Romney.

James_Dobson “I am deeply disappointed the Republican Party seems poised to select a nominee who did not support a Constitutional amendment to protect the institution of marriage, voted for embryonic stem-cell research to kill nascent human beings, opposed tax cuts that ended the marriage penalty, has little regard for freedom of speech, organized the Gang of 14 to preserve filibusters in judicial hearings, and has a legendary temper and often uses foul and obscene language.

“I am convinced Sen. McCain is not a conservative, and in fact, has gone out of his way to stick his thumb in the eyes of those who are. He has sounded at times more like a member of the other party. McCain actually considered leaving the GOP caucus in 2001, and approached John Kerry about being Kerry’s running mate in 2004. McCain also said publicly that Hillary Clinton would make a good president. Given these and many other concerns, a spoonful of sugar does NOT make the medicine go down. I cannot, and will not, vote for Sen. John McCain, as a matter of conscience.

“But what a sad and melancholy decision this is for me and many other conservatives. Should Sen. McCain capture the nomination as many assume, I believe this general election will offer the worst choices for president in my lifetime. I certainly can’t vote for Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama based on their virulently anti-family policy positions. If these are the nominees in November, I simply will not cast a ballot for president for the first time in my life. These decisions are my personal views and do not represent the organization with which I am affiliated. They do reflect my deeply held convictions about the institution of the family, about moral and spiritual beliefs, and about the welfare of our country.”

“Dr. Dobson’s statement speaks for itself,” said Gary Schneeberger, vice president of media relations for Focus on the Family Action. “He made it as a private citizen, and it reflects his personal opinion of Sen. McCain’s candidacy and record. People can read into it what they like; all I see is his own personal ‘straight talk’ regarding why he can’t vote for one candidate.”

Around noon today, Dr. Dobson talked to national talk-show host Dennis Prager. While he made it clear he was not endorsing anyone, he did say he would vote for former Gov. Mitt Romney — a Mormon — if he wins the Republican nomination:

“My theology is very, very different, obviously, and I would not find myself in agreement with the ways he sees Scripture, and, of course, their own interpretation and extension of Scripture. I’m not in any way minimizing that; it’s a very important issue.

“I think we’re facing such a point of crisis in our country, that we’re going to have to have the strongest leadership we can. And I think I could deal with that in the polling booth.”