I have migrated from Romney-NO WAY to an admiration for the man if not yet whole-hearted support. Very important in this movement was hearing his recent speech about the war. He is the one who appears to best understand who the enemy is and what is required to defeat that enemy. Even Giuliani is stuck in Iraq. He seems to believe that the war is limited to Iraq and Afghanistan and will be won or lost there. None of the rest of the candidates can see the elephant that is Iran and the elephant’s rapidly growing brood that is becoming the identity of Islam itself in the rest of the Islamic world.
I’m supporting Romney now. If Thompson comes into the race I will continue to support Romney. I wish I could point to more convincing 2nd Amendment credentials, but I am satisfied with his pro-life stance.
Giuliani showed a commitment to the pro-choice, anti-gun positions that is of a whole other magnitude and character. At first I equated Giuliani’s positions with Romney’s, but that was incorrect.
I think that Romney has the skill set to navigate the international and domestic political minefield. The executive experience is something that shouldn’t be discounted. I think he has the potential to be a really outstanding president, something that I have doubts about with Thompson. I would, however, vote for Thompson if he became the nominee.