Skip to comments.A Moment In History...
Posted on 10/20/2012 12:13:07 AM PDT by Gargantua
©2012 by Anthony James, all rights reserved
As the 2012 presidential election draws closer, the time for fanciful dalliances is past. Months ago, many among my conservative acquaintances were quite vocal in their lack of confidence in the soundness of the RNC's choice for the GOP's anointed standard-bearer, former Massachusetts Governor, Mitt Romney. Their sincere and well-founded concern lay in the fact that, over his political career, Governor Romney has displayed leanings that went way too far to the left. Whatever may have been his more laudable accomplishments in the political arena, staunch conservatism was assuredly not among them.
That this lack of open, unquestioning support for the Governor was clearly justified in objective appraisal from a purist political perspective is not, however, to say that this position is, or should be, etched in granite and unmoving. Were Governor Romney a dedicated, dyed-in-the-wool ideologue, wed hoof and bridle to a set of deeply entrenched ideals which made him unfit for the job or the times, it would be sound logic which would militate inarguably and irrevocably against his presidency.
Governor Romney, on the other hand, is clearly not any so rabid a partisan. Unlike Obama, he doesn't come to the table with a pre-formed set of extremist fringe goals. Unlike our current president, Romney is not on a crusade to single-handedly re-shape the nation in an image of his whimsy, forged by the flailings and writhings of a troubled youth whose only apparent recourse was to lash out at, and plot the demise of, the society he blamed for his tortured plight. The Governor suffers from no such displacements of aggression, or delusions of grandeur.
Governor Romney is, first, a man of faith in God; a faith that guides him daily. He is a natural problem-solver, and a born diplomat. Also, quite unlike Barrack, Mitt is in fact well above average intelligence. While being extremely smart is not among the necessary prerequisites for effective leadership, it certainly doesn't hurt. Whatever might be Romney's more natural progressive leanings, he is quite easily clever enough to recognize the conservative fervor gripping the nation. November 2010 made a rather succinct case for this reality. This was not lost on the good Governor.
More signally still, this election comes at such a point in history as very few candidates for the office have ever been so blessed to stump through. The current state of our national affairs is such that the next president will end up being recorded by history as one of two things:
The next president will either be remembered as the man who finally lost the nation of our founding, or the man who saved America.
And, by realistic extension, the man who saved The Free World.
Admittedly, I don't know a lot about Governor Romney. But I do know that there is no way that he fails to recognize the scope of the opportunity he has here-to be remembered by history as one of the greatest American Presidents of all time. He is not so starry-eyed an ideologue that he would squander this opportunity, this place of greatest honor in the history of the civilized world, in order to advance some progressive malarkey that will ensure that his, too, is a one-term failure presidency.
If Governor Romney wins in November (and he will, by a rather good margin) and keeps his promises about smaller, smarter government, using the tax structure to make America among the most business-friendly countries on Earth, strengthening our military to again make us the one true world superpower, and developing our national oil, gas and coal industries to make us energy-independent, he can in one term bring roaring back The American Dream.
So to my friends with whom I used to enjoy carping about Romney, it's now time to make sure we get this guy elected. He's not just the best chance we have. He's the only chance we have. And what a chance it is.
Article shared using the Free Republish tool on Tea Party Tribune.
Well, Gargantua, you can change a cat’s stripes to spots more easily than you can change a Progressive’s political instincts.
Gov.George Romney, Mitt’s dad, was a huge admirer of Saul Alinsky and the two men were well acquainted. The senior Romney despised Sen.Barry Goldwater, and conspired with Gov.Nelson Rockerfeller to work with the Democrats to defeat the conservative Republican in 1964. Mitt worked alongside his dad during that election year.
Gov.Mitt Romney would later state emphatically that he was the “anti-Reagan”. I don’t have to elaborate on THAT; it speaks for itself.
All I want out of this election is Obama out of the White House and a dependable President who will support the return of Constitutional government, respect the Bill of Rights, and not use our military as though they’re Global cops.
I suggest if you want to “push” Romney on FR you look at the man’s past record and publicly stated political positions. We’re not like Democrats because we think, usually, before speaking, and with this man, Mitt Romney, we will have to work doubly hard to prevent his tendency to seek consensus even when it violates our inalienable, God-given rights.
I hope you have your flame suit on. There’s still a pack of rabid ABRers roaming this parts, and your very cogent, persuasive article is just the red meat that attracts them.
To all those ABRers I say, If you can’t decide whom to vote for on either philosophical or religious grounds, then consider this: Vote for the American!
Well said. This time around, however, we needed someone more clean and articulate than The One just to get a leg up on routing the Communism in our midst.
"...He is not so starry-eyed an ideologue that he would squander this opportunity, this place of greatest honor in the history of the civilized world, in order to advance some progressive malarkey that will ensure that his, too, is a one-term failure presidency. Well said!
Romney has no hidden agenda or secretes....he is all American and loves his country and its people. The contrast is clear (Romney) smart, polished, and clearly a leader.
(Obama) Uncomfortable in his clothes.
Just for the heck of it I counted 41 times Obama used the personal pronoun 'I'.... only 19 times for Romney. Obama is not stable, he has a problem.
Right on! Real Freepers haven’t forgiven Saul of Tarsis for his Persecution of Christians! </sarcasm>
The only place I want to "push" Romney is into a wood-chipper. I merely posted an article here.
It suggests that Romney may be smart enough to forgo his natural political leanings for a spot in History's Great Hall Of Fame. I posted it here for discussion of that point.
Thanks for your .025 cents. Drooler.