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Supporting Mitt Romney

October 14, 2012 20:16 by ckincincy

I’m a conservative.  I don’t hide that at all.  I’ve given my support of Mitt Romney a lot of thought.

He was not my favorite Republican candidate this year.  In fact I’d say he was pretty far down on my personal list.  He has been a politician with very liberal views.  However I think a lot of that was more to get elected in Massachusetts than him having a real belief in those views.  Call that slimy all you want, I’d not argue against that charge.  I would say that it is no different than what Obama has done in his political career.  When it makes a good political gain to hold an extreme left view, he will hold it.  When it makes good for him to have a centrist view, he will hold it. 

Why I like Romney is very simple.  We, as a nation, are broke.  I think Romney’s business experience is exactly what we need.  I think he will make decisions based on what is best for the national economy, even fighting China.  Though the immediate reaction to that from the left is that while he was at Bain he shipped jobs overseas.  Okay… that was him doing his job.  He had to save companies and that meant finding cheaper labor for these companies.  As president his job will be to create American jobs and that means equaling the parameters along the fight.  Something I don’t hide is that the job I do, puts people out of work.  The job Romney did, put people out of work.  In most cases we put people out of work to save a company money.  When I create a website that immediately takes 10% of a companies business online, less call center reps are needed.  When I write a process to automate the shipping and sorting of a product, less workers are needed to complete that process. It is what technology has done.  To fault Romney for that is, in my opinion, a poor argument.   This is “creative destruction” and the US economy is built on it.

What I’ve said to friends and family over the past few months is that I believe Romney reminds me a lot of what I hear about Reagan.  Reagan was before my time, I was 10 when he finished being our president.  All that I know about him is from documentaries.

What I know about him is that he had a tendency to be liberal in nature.  Democrats claim that he wouldn’t make it in todays Republican party and I tend to believe that.  Reagan, over the course of his presidency became a very conservative man and I believe the same will happen with Romney.  What I think the mix will do is what happened with Reagan.  He ran away with the election in 1984.

But the first step is November 2012, can’t have a run away election in 2016 without a win in 2012.  Time will tell.

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