I only ever liked Ron Paul for his foreign policy and opposition to the establishment. His Libertarian views clash with my reactionary Conservative
views and I was never going to vote for him anyway. Rick Santorum talks good on manufacturing and social issues but the guy loses me with his ‘bomb,
bomb, bomb Iran’ rhetoric and his overall demeanor which bothers me. So, of the two left; Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich, I have even more to say
Newt Gingrich was the Washington insider from the late ‘70s to the late ‘90s. It was Gingrich who fought so hard for NAFTA, WTO, and the other
globalist pieces of legislation which finished wiping out our industrial base. He wrote a preface to a book by an admitted Communist which called for
ending the US Constitution and creating a world government run by NGOs. Newt was angry with Reagan for not being enough of a chicken hawk. He fought
tirelessly to defend affirmative action while Speaker and to crush any conservative policy efforts. It was thanks to Newt that the Neoconservative
wing of the party took control. Now he wants to run as the conservative outsider when he is nothing more than a progressive Republican globalist, a
self – admitted “Rockefeller Republican”, and admirer of FDR.
Gingrich can debate better than anyone else definitely has very big ideas, and I admire his vast historical knowledge. I never once doubted his
intellect but I have doubted his morals and ethics. He was punished in the House for ethics violations, leaving his ex – wife while she was dying of
cancer, going after Bill Clinton for getting a blowjob while he is cheating on his own wife, and working for Fannie Mae; that is not exactly my idea
of a very upstanding man.
Mitt Romney served as Governor for four years in the most liberal state in the nation with an overwhelming Democratic majority in the legislature. His
only time spent in office was serving in Massachusetts. Romney learned his ability to act like a perfect civil servant because of his father who had
served as Governor of Michigan and ran for President. Romney, like his father, were both CEO’s of companies and this also served to establish his
personality. He has carried on his family tradition of being a Mormon missionary and even rescued the Salt Lake City 2002 Olympics.
Romney gave over a million dollars to his church, raised four intelligent sons, has been with the same woman for over forty years, and protested
against the 1960s counterculture protesters. He has ‘flip – flopped’ on many issues such as abortion, passed health care legislation in
Massachusetts which was the model for ObamaCare, and is a perfect example of a technocrat.
If you are asking me to choose between Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich, then I choose Mitt Romney. He is far from great and I disagree with him on most
issues enormously. But at least he does not want to appoint Sarah Palin to the VP slot and John Bolton to Secretary of State. Romney did not sign the
preface to a book calling for the abolition of American sovereignty and praised FDR for being a good Progressive. My view is that no one in the
Republican Party is a true Conservative and I do not mean just this election cycle. But to dismiss Romney for being a moderate in his home state as
defining him to be a moderate – to – liberal as President is quite ridiculous, I would remind you it was the Massachusetts moderate Calvin
Coolidge who went on to become the most laissez – faire president since Grover Cleveland.
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