Posts Tagged ‘Ron Paul’

Mitt Romney favored in Washington State

Saturday, March 3rd, 2012

Rick Santorum was the favorite in our precinct today and from what I hear the favorite of Whatcom County. However, at this mornings caucus I put forward Mitt Romney as my favored candidate just as I had done in 2008.  In 2008 our precinct went to Ron Paul, the State went to John McCain if I remember correctly and Mitt Romney went no where.  So this time around I was very excited about the statewide results. 

BELLEVUE, Wash., – Mitt Romney breezed to an easy victory in the Washington state Republican presidential caucuses on Saturday, US media projected, as he gained another momentum boost heading into next week’s crucial "Super Tuesday" contests in 10 states.

With about 58 percent of votes counted in the non-binding straw poll, Romney had 36 percent support, followed by US Representative Ron Paul at 25 percent, former US Senator Rick Santorum at 24 percent and former US House of Representatives Speaker Newt Gingrich at 11 percent.

I appreciate the very conservative values of Rick Santorum, but with Mitt Romney we get equally impressive conservative values and a more stately mature presence. Throw in Mitt Romney’s proven executive experience in both public and private sectors and I think he is a win win win for our nation. 

Elect Romney 2012

Rocky Road

Monday, March 31st, 2008

rricWalk through the frozen section at Haggen and you will pass by about a hundred varieties of ice cream. We Americans can take our freedom of choice pretty seriously and people can get pretty passionate when it comes to choosing their ice cream. I haven’t traveled the world extensively, but I think it is safe to say we are unique both in our ability to choose a dessert and in the variety we have to choose from.

My favorite is Rocky Road and if I were going to go on a little private binge, that’d be in my bowl. Isn’t binge eating what made Ben & Jerry successful? Ice cream can also be consumed socially, but I think the last time Rocky Road was served at a party, it was my party. Usually compromises are essential for harmony and some non-offensive flavor like vanilla is chosen. Am I disappointed with vanilla? Do I spend what could be a happy event bemoaning the lack of marshmallows, nuts and chocolate? No way! I’ll eat vanilla and savor every spoonful.

Protecting our nation is tops on my list for candidates. Fred Thompson’s expounded national protection in his First Principles.

Protecting our Country. The first responsibility of the federal government is to protect the nation and the American people. There is no more important task. We must have a strong and effective military, capable intelligence services, and a vigorous law enforcement and homeland security capacity.

Originally I was for Fred Thompson, but settled for Mitt Romney when the market was out of Fred. Now at the party, I find John McCain served up as the centrist vanilla compromise. Am I disappointed? Will I bemoan the lack of this or that in John McCain? No way!

SolyentGreen28dAt the Democratic Party they are serving up nothing but Soylent Green. So even though I still value Fred Thompson’s principles, and Ron Paul’s conservatism, at the Republican Party I will enjoy and savor every spoonful of John McCain.