Skip to comments.Sen. Tom Coburn: Mitt Romney best equipped to solve problems facing our nation (Barf Alert)
Posted on 03/04/2012 8:45:11 AM PST by Josh Painter
Elections are about choices. This November, the most important choice facing the American people will be whether we will demand a solution and avert a debt crisis or whether we will continue to accept the status quo and hope for the best. I'm confident the vast majority of Americans on both sides of the aisle want a solution. The next choice, then, is deciding who is best qualified to enact a solution.
In life, and especially politics, our choices are seldom perfect and often difficult. But it is critically important to make a choice and support the person who is best equipped to solve the urgent problems before us. In my view, that person is Mitt Romney.
From my experience, Washington tends to be divided between two groups leaders and career politicians. Leaders tend to have a wealth of real-world experience outside of politics and are in office to give rather than take something from their position. Career politicians, on the other hand, mean well but are ill-equipped to solve problems. Their greatest skill is getting re-elected.
I'm proud to support Romney because he is a leader. What Romney has done in his 25 years in the private sector is precisely what we need a president to do in Washington. Romney has done hard things. He has turned businesses around, told people hard truths about what needed to be done, inspired confidence and overcome excuses. Romney is not a career politician or a career legislator. As a former governor and business leader, he is an executive who knows how to use executive power.
My endorsement is in no way an instruction on how Oklahomans should vote...
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Several weeks ago I watched Coburn schmoozing with the MSNBC “Morning Joe” crew.
He was kissing up and talking “bipartisanship” in Lindsay Graham mode.
Oklahoma has a RINO for a United States Senator who’s pushed himself as a conservative for years and its possible he was one before he went to DC.
When Senator Coburn completes his current term, he will have served a total of 18 years in Congress. Senator Santorum served a total of 16 years and Speaker Gingrich served a total of 20 years. (Had Governor Romney been able to win any of the offices he sought, there is no telling how many years he would have been in public office.)
Senator Coburn has the right to endorse whoever he likes, but everyone in this race is a career politician just as the good senator is.
On the other hand, if I recall correctly, Coburn was in the House when Gingrich was the Speaker. And he saw how the Newtster ran things, up close and personal.
And before the Newtrinos pile on, I’m not backing Romney, nor Santorum. [Paul is to big a joke to require denial.
Coburn’s lifetime ACU rating is 98.4%, last year 100%.So what is it that he knows that I don’t? Because ]I don’t get it.
But is Coburn the best equipped to inform us that Romney is the best equipped?
“Tom Coburn? Really?
Who’s next, DeMint?”
Only a matter of time...
Eventually, they’ll ALL endorse him...
This is the same RINO that thinks oblabla is a nice guy.
Forget you Coburn, you are a disgrace.
So is Eric Cantor. He is endorsing Romney too!! Says he's the ONLY one who knows how to create jobs & can beat Obama. The elites are all singing the same song.
I hope in the end that WE THE PEOPLE make the right decision & show them up for who they are.
I’m getting the sinking feeling this is a done deal and Romeny will be a worse candidate than McCain. At least he had Sarah.
Romney is worse than a RINO. He has voted for democrat candidates and is the brains behind socialist HusseinCare.
Why do we keep letting them do this to us?
I'm confident he “knows” from personal experience that Newt is unstable and highly unpredictable. Coburn has pretty much said so in public statements.
(Ditto for other former Gingrich associates, like Tom Delay and Dick Armey.)
He might also “know” something damaging about il Santo — but just keeping it quiet for the time being, since "the Saint" still has an outside chance of getting the GOP nod -- in which case Coburn would certainly support him for POTUS.
On the other hand, Coburn may think Bro. Santo is basically an OK guy, but that he's somebody who stands very little chance of beating the Big Ø. You could disagree with such a judgment, but I don't think any thoughtful person should question Coburn's sincerity.
Eric Cantor just went over to the Dark Side, too.
Tom Slow Burn despises Newt.
What the deal really is, I don’t know, but Tom was the first one among a bevy of congressman who were mortified that Newt was in the race, and couldn’t get in front of a TV camera fast enough to say so!
Newt has the number of all these milquetoasts posing as conservatives 30% of the time.
Tom puts on his judicious face and brags of his
“friendship” with Obama, who promptly turned around and embarrassed Tom and Paul Ryan at that meeting early where Brak used them for canon fodder. So, how astute is that Tom?
NEWT is the only one with the where with all and the guts to look Barrack Obama right in the eye and tell him that he is full of CRAP!
Coburn is “sincerely” against Newt, using the usual reasons.
It goes something like this:
” Newt thinks too much, does too much, requires too much of ohters, and we just can’t deal with performing our jobs like he performs his, doing all this stuff and having to do it on time. WHAHAA. “
I like Tom Coburn though I think he could learn a thing or two from Newt and Santorum about not kowtowing to the press. But I take him at his word when he says he thinks Romney is the best nominee. I’m not a big believer in shunning other conservatives because we disagree and here we definitely disagree.
I have never been able to figure out coburn. At times, he is spot on, over times I think he is naive and in way over his head. He seems to ignore the fact at times that the left has zero interest in compromise. On this, I am a little surprised since a lot of wise conservatives like Steve King, Demint and Rubio have chosen not to endorse.