Why I contributed to Gov. Romney.
One of the problems with our current president is
that he was too inexperienced when he was sworn in. This lack of executive
leadership is the reason Pres. Obama has no problem leading from behind and
serving as our Follower in Chief. As a result, our economy is a mess and
it's just getting worse. Voters are craving strong leadership. Mitt has it. He’s
one of the only front runners with both successful government executive
experience and successful business executive experience. This is a strong
contrast to Pres. Obama.
And the very thing that Gov. Romney was
criticized for in 2008, I find appealing heading into 2012. In the midst of such
turmoil and uncertainty, it's comforting that he's strong, solid and stands as
an unmovable Oak tree in the middle of a raging storm. Viscerally, voters will
respond to that as the Obama Administration falls more and more into chaos.
I hope the fact that I stood up to the liberal establishment within my
own party gives me the bona fides among conservatives to say the following; I
find the tone and nastiness of some of the things circulating around the
internet about Romney extremely offensive. His words and actions are being
twisted out of context and well, maybe I am not so objective here, but I think
it is below the belt to be so blatantly deceptive about a candidate's positions.
This is the other reason I contributed to Gov. Romney. I don't think he is
getting a fair shake from some within my own movement. While we may not agree
with 100% of his positions, he’s been a champion against a liberal bastion and
deserves our respect. (Really? When?)
When I tweet about Gov. Romney or mention that I
am leaning towards getting behind him, for the most part, people agree with me.
Yet what concerns me is the intensity with which a few disagree. This intensity
concerns me not only because it is misplaced, but because it could cost us the
election if Romney does become our nominee.
Let me explain:
now a lawn gnome could beat Obama in 2012, so, yes, we can be picky, but not
nasty or malicious. If we don't stop the Republican cannibalism we're simply
turning this election over to the Democrats, who certainly don't deserve it. We
should learn a lesson from what happened in my race last year. I was
consistently beating my democratic opponent in the pre-primary head to head
match up... and then the Republican Establishment launched their shameless
attack and changed all that. As the saying goes, a lie runs around the world
while the truth is still lacing up its shoes. So when I see Romney's record
being so obviously distorted and twisted, I tend to empathize.
You can draw your own conclusions. Apparently she still doesn't see the influence her own hand had in her demise.