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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I am supporting Newt; never Romneycare Mitt.
“I voted for Bush and felt he was too moderate, I voted for McCain and he is a moderate...this time I refuse to cave. NO MITT ROMNEY!”
Don’t be like that. Whatever the consequences of a Romney presidency, they are insignificant compared to those of the looming disaster of a second Obama term.
I’m no big fan of Romney’s candidacy. It’s remarkable that he has not been able to make the sale to Republican voters despite his having an overwhelming advantage in money, organization, executive experience, and support by the Republican party establishment. However, if Obama wins the 2012 election, we will witness the full fury of Obama unleashed, with grave consequences for our freedoms and prosperity. Having said that much, just try to imagine a second Obama presidency with the Bamster in control of both the House And the Senate.
Just like the others, Coburn needs to be gone! Vote them all out!
We must replace them all before we can start fixing our country.
Coburn supports a stealth socialist.
Santorum for the win. I wouldn’t mind a Santorum/Gingrich ticket or a Santorum/Bachmann ticket or Santorum/West ticket. As I said before Romney wins, I vote 3rd party. I still will support real conservatives and the real tea party base.
J.C. Watts and Fred Thompson were in Congress when Newt was too and they endorsed him. It’s certainly possible Coburn has a grudge based on Newt not letting him have a perk of some sort.
That’s true. But it is equally true that the House GOP revolted against Gingrich, and his “retirement” was due, in part, to the likelihood that they were going to replace him as Speaker.
And it is equally as plausible that Cobburn [and others] have as principled reasons for opposing him as Watts and Thompson do for supporting him.
Yes, they were going to replace him as Speaker. They were caving in to the media. He became radioactive simply because the Democrats and the media decided to smear him as a strategy, similarly as they did to Palin, or as Media Matters does to FOX News. If it was possible to file “ethics charges” against a president, they certainly would have done that to Bush.
It’s hard enough to get the country club Republicans now to understand that the media is their mortal enemy and not to be negotiated with or surrendered to. But most sure as heck didn’t understand it in the ‘90s. And even if they did, the alternative media (FOX/internet/talk radio) was just getting started, so Republicans figured they had no choice but to cave into the media rather than fight them unarmed.
You see Dole now claiming he lost in 1996 because the media and Democrats used Newt to smear the party in ads and so forth. Problem is he still blames the victim, Newt, and not the media or the Democrats. If Republicans constantly make sacrificial lambs out of their own in an effort to appease the media, they will lose. And it’s always the conservatives the media and Democrats target of course. What’s really going on in the GOP elites’ minds is that they believe a true conservative candidate will be attacked heavily by the media the way they always are, and they don’t want to fight for them if they can win easier with a RINO. So if we accept the GOP “old guard” strategy of appeasement then the party will continue becoming less conservative.
Today’s a very different environment with conservative media and the Tea Party grass roots activists. We are ready to fight the battle now and will certainly be motivated to do so if the candidate is as conservative as Newt.
lost a lot of resepct for my second favorite senator in DC
Nope - I won’t vote for Obamney either. It’s just going to postpone the inevitable collapse if he’s nominated. (Note that it’ll make much difference since I’m in Kansas).
no shock to any tea partier. he had a chance (thanks to reid’s colossal messup) to stop the durbin/obama/mcconnell/boehner/cantor/monsanto food takeover (SB510) two years ago during the lameduck. he pulled his opposition at the last minute.
don’t kid yourself. he’s just another feckless, fearful ruling republican right there in rino romney’s hip pocket.