There is no doubt that I would support Mitt Romney over Barack Obama any day. But just because Iowa and New Hampshire voted for Romney does not mean I have to rubber stamp their decision. I have my own mind thank you very much!
Obama is very vulnerable in 2012.
- The unemployment rate has been above 8% his entire presidency — at least ever since the Obama stimulus was passed.
- His administration is mired in corruption from Solyndra to Fast and Furious.
So what we should try to do as Conservatives is vote for the very best Republican that we can. And I believe that person is Newt Gingrich — I beg all of you to look over his record one last time before you vote.
Romney’s Positive Points Neutralized
Romney is considered to be the best candidate that can defeat Obama… As vulnerable as Obama is, anybody can defeat Obama. So that is a moot point.
Romney is considered to be the best candidate to handle the economy. Why? Because he made a lot of money for himself? It proves he has good business skills and it will serve him well as president but I don’t necessarily think it makes him the best. Gingrich balanced the budget as Speaker of the House. I have more faith in that record.
Romney in 1994 Did Not Support Reagan
Romney: Abortion Should be Safe and Legal (1994)
And again in 2002. Very Pro-Choice.
Newt Balanced the Budget
Newt Gingrich was very successful as speaker of the house. The only time period since Reagan where the debt did not increase was during the time Newt was speaker of the house. He implemented fiscal responsibility!
Don’t we wish we lived in the late 90s economy?
Where does Romney stand?
The debate last night in Myrtle Beach, SC taught me something about Romney. Where does he stand on the issues? I am serious. Think about an issue that you care about and ask yourself, "Where does Romney stand?". I have no clue. Every single opportunity he has to answer a question about where he stands on the issues — he dodges it. Santorum correctly called him out on it with regards to felon voting rights. He ultimately answered it but you can tell he was very uncomfortable about doing so.
Do I want to elect a nominee that is uncomfortable about taking stances on the key Conservative issues I care about?
Do I want to elect a nominee that has flip flopped when it benefits him to do so?
Do I want to elect a nominee that gladly states he was an Independent during Reagan-Bush? Come on. Reagan? We need a Reagan!
He was asked during the debate how we know he will not change his mind. He did not answer it.
So to that end, I cannot support Mitt Romney because he is not the best we have to offer. Santorum, Paul, and Perry each have their good points and this endorsement is not a knock on them.
At the end of the day, we need to rally around our nominee and defeat Barack Obama. But in the meantime I am going to support the very best candidate.