If the election were held today, I would vote for Mitt Romney. In 2008, I had my doubts about him, but since then I’ve noticed some positive changes and strength. So, here is why I would vote for him…
1) He is a business man. He didn’t make his millions writing a book about himself, or exploiting government programs. He was a venture capitalist which means he helped businesses start. Yes, this meant he had to make decisions about which businesses got money, and which ones did not. That’s just common sense, and it demonstrated he has good common sense. He knows how to run a business and this country is a business. (Note: Most of our elected officials are NOT businessmen – they are career politicians who have never had a real job. Romney has had real jobs.) Detractors will try to point out the people who lost jobs because Bain Capital (Romney’s old company) did not fund them. WHAT? REALLY? If I came to you and asked for money, are you just going to give it to me? No, you are going to want a return on your investment, and if I don’t give you the promised return, you are going to stop loaning me money, right? That’s the way Bain works. Bain gives companies money, and if they return a profit, they will consider giving more money. If they do not, then the money stops. That IS BUSINESSES. (People who think money should flow freely have a mental defect… seriously.)
2) His having been a Mormon bishop and stake president speaks volumes about his understanding of welfare and how it should work. The Mormon church has the MOST successful welfare system in the world. 100% of donations received go to the needed. There are no overhead costs, and bishops and stake presidents make sure it works the way it should. Having someone in the U.S. Presidency who understands the principles behind such a system could lead to welfare and tax reform in this country and could improve the economy.
3) He has a moral backbone. I’ve heard our current president say he’s Muslim, and I’ve heard him also say he’s Christian. You can’t be both. I want a leader who is clear on who he is and where is moral compass is pointed.
4) He won’t try to hide who he is. Every time someone tries to find out something about President Obama, it gets blocked by the courts. I have no idea what Barack Obama is trying to hide from us, but I don’t like it. Besides, Mitt has grown up in the spot light with his dad. We know who Mitt is, and we know where he’s been, and where he came from.
5) Mitt knows how to work. I really question whether Barack Obama has ever really done things like build a fence, dig out a tree stump, help a neighbor re-roof a house, change diapers, cook a meal for a bunch of people, and I could go on. Mitt may not have done all of those things, but I know he’s done a lot of them and when needed, I think Mitt could fix a leaky faucet in the White House. For some reason, I think our current Commander-in-Chief would let it drip until someone could be summoned to fix it.
6) Of anyone who has stepped forward to run for president, I really believe Mitt Romney is the only candidate who can turn things around in Washington, D.C.
Reason that is not a reasons for my voting for him: I’m not voting for him because he is Mormon. Heck, Harry Reid is Mormon and I wouldn’t vote for him for anything.
Now, if we could find congressmen and senators with qualities equal to those of Mitt Romney, we might have a chance.