There are only a few left out there, but unfortunately there ARE still a few, who believe that Mitt Romney is not a Conservative – or if he is, he’s not Conservative enough.
Conservative? Compared to whom? Barack Hussein Obama? Joe Biden? Olympia Snowe? Well, compared to them, he looks real good, along about now.
True, he is not a Friedrich A. Hayek, a Russell Kirk, a William J. Bennett, or even a Ronald Reagan. But he believes in free enterprise, capitalism, limited government, fiscal conservatism, a strong military, and federalism. He believes in the conservative principles of freedom, opportunity, and less governmental intrusion into our lives.
As for fiscal conservatism, as governor of Massachusetts, one of the most liberal states in America, from 2002 through 2006, he took over the reins with a $3 billion deficit, and a legislature that was 85% Democrat. He cut taxes 19 times, cast 800+ vetoes, and cut entire superfluous programs. He succeeded in erasing a $3 billion budget shortfall and when he left office the state had a $2 billion rainy day fund.
Further, in his own life, he has demonstrated the unique American values of self-reliance, enterprise, and innovation, not to mention sound moral values, and these have propelled him into positions of leadership, responsibility, and success. Hey, is that at least in large part a description of the American dream? Even for the “hate America” crowd?
For those who believe he is not a Conservative or not Conservative enough, nothing will convince them otherwise. And if they chose not to vote for him in November, or if they decide to sit this election out, they will hand Mr. Obama and the Communist/Socialist/Progressives another four-year opportunity to continue to change the United States into something it was never intended to be – a European-style, failed socialist state, devoid of moral values, destroying it in the process.
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