From observing the political environment for the past four years, it’s been obvious that many conservatives have been anxiously awaiting their opportunity to vote against the President. As Mitch McConnell said in 2010, his Number One Goal was to make President Obama a one-term president. Since the mid-term elections, the Republican-controlled House has indeed done everything it could toward that end through obstructionism and condescension.
Now that we’re on the threshold of determining whether McConnell and friends realize that goal, I have a question for those of you who intend to vote for Governor Romney: Is your motivation based on voting against the President, or do you sincerely subscribe to the future the Governor lays out?
Let me make one important point here – the purpose of this blog is not to defend the President. If you’ve been so dissatisfied with the past four years that you’d vote for anyone but Obama, then it sounds like you’re making the best decision for you. Good for you.
If, however, your motivation for voting for Romney is based on a sincere preference for his policies and plans, what are they?
From the past year of going through the primary season to the Republican Convention through each of the three debates, what exactly are his true positions? Seriously, does he even know?
His tax plan cuts $5 trillion by across the board 20 percent rate reductions and it eliminates the capital gains and inheritance taxes. He says he’ll pay for it by creating a “deduction bucket” that is maxed out at a certain amount. Seemingly off the top of his head, he’s suggested bucket sizes of $17,500, $25,000, and $50,000. Isn’t that a pretty important part of the equation? Does anyone in his camp have Excel Certification?
He promises to repeal ObamaCare on day one. With what will it be replaced? He won’t say. His stance on abortion and women’s rights could win a Daytime Emmy for all its twists and turns. His foreign policy team consists of a majority of President Bush’s war hawks: despite his plan to allocate an additional $2 trillion for defense spending (something the Pentagon doesn’t even want), he mirrors Obama in the debate. His economic team is largely made up of Bush-era staffers, and he favors returning to the unregulated mess that largely got us into this hole we’re in, despite saying he won't make the mistakes of the past.
He says he has care and compassion for all of us, yet behind those closed doors, a radically different Romney speaks out.
Frankly, Mitt Romney is like a box of chocolates.
Like I said, if you’re voting against the current President, fine. That’s what motivates you. For the last four years, you’ve made that motivation abundantly clear.
I just don’t understand how someone can support a presidential candidate like Romney solely on the Governor’s own merits and promises, whatever they turn out to be. If you’re one of those people, can you explain what excites you so much about Romney?