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Mitt Romney is the Next Ronald Reagan:

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posted on Apr, 26 2012 @ 05:25 PM
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This Blog Post was written by someone else. I took somethings out and made it more modern. The guy who wrote this is apparently at least 20 years older than me.

Over the past few [days], since I’ve announced my support for Mitt Romney, I’ve been subject to a barrage of verbal abuse from my conservative friends. In fact, at times I’ve been tempted to scuttle away while screaming, “I am not a sell out, I am a human being!”

I have decided not to scuttle along and accept the insults and derisive comments which have been directed toward me. Why? Because - I'm right! Yes, I'm right again.
As i've stated previously, Mitt Romney has the best chance of defeating Barak Obama! Newt Gingrich will [drop out May 1], Ron Paul will lose [and retire at the convention], and the rest of the candidates [have already dropped out.]

But, again, why Romney? For those of you who don’t realize it - Mitt Romney is conservative. In fact, he is VERY conservative. Many people refer to him as moderate and some even ridiculously refer to him as a liberal Republican - nothing could be further from the truth. Since when is a candidate who believes in lower taxes, smaller government, secure borders, energy independence, a strong military, federalism, and conservative Supreme Court justices - considered to be moderate or liberal? I challenge anyone to point to anyone of his stated policies which indicates he is liberal or moderate.

Also, for those of you who don’t realize it - Mitt Romney is an outsider. He has never worked in Washington DC, he is not a darling of the Republican establishment, and he’s certainly not a friend of the liberal establishment. I’ve never seen an example of him receiving or giving political favors from or to any Washington insiders. I challenge anyone to provide an example of how Mitt Romney has benefited from his inside the beltway political relationships. [Has he spent over 30 years in congress?] Not that I can see.

Additionally, for those of you who are easily manipulated when the words “flip flop” are applied to conservative politicians by the liberal media; isn’t it okay to flip flop if your new position(s) is/are conservative? Personally, I’m glad Ronald Reagan flip flopped from the Democrat to the Republican party. I’m glad Bill Clinton flip flopped on welfare reform and signed the Republican welfare reform legislation. I’m glad Barak Obama flip flopped on Guantanamo. On the issues Mitt Romney has allegedly flip flopped on - has he changed from conservative to liberal positions or has he become more conservative?

If my comparing Romney to Reagan is tempting you to use the line, “I knew Ronald Reagan, Ronald Reagan was a friend of mine...Mitt Romney is no Ronald Reagan” - I have a few points. Mitt Romney is as conservative as Ronald Reagan! Yes, I said he’s as conservative as Reagan! On issue by issue - Romney is as conservative as our own Ronaldus Magnus!

Now, let me tell you one more way Romney is similar to Reagan - Romney doesn’t scare moderates or independents. That’s right, it’s important for conservative Republicans not to be scary. Why? Because the liberal media WILL demonize the Republican candidate and try to make people think he or she eats children. I remember very clearly how the liberal media tried to demonize Reagan when he ran for the presidency in 1979. Why didn’t it work? Because when people watched and listened to Reagan they could see he was a decent guy - and they ignored the media. In the same way, Romney doesn’t scare people; he’s a nice guy and so it will be difficult for the liberal media to demonize him.

Sorry, but I need to make this next point, because it’s critical for conservatives to accept. It is very easy for the liberal media to demonize Newt Gingrich. Why? Because HE LOOKS EVIL! Newt, although he might be the nicest man in the world, has a face which (with a little help from the liberal media) will give children nightmares. [Ron Paul looks like your crazy uncle. Would you trust your crazy uncle to rule the world, if you didn't know anything about him? Rick Santorum looked too much like a preacher man. Bauchmann sincerely looked like a crazy witch. And finally Herman Cain was a black republican. He would NEVER appeal to the majority of the country.] Yes, it’s sad but true, looks do matter in a presidential election.

Okay, back to my Reagan comparison. Another way Romney is similar to Reagan is how he can articulate the conservative message. When you listen to Romney explain and defend his positions on the issues it becomes very apparent he has a deep knowledge and understanding of the issues. For some unknown reason it has been a challenge recently for Republicans to nominate candidates who can speak in complete sentences. Do you remember how George H.W. Bush mangled the English language? Do you remember how George W. Bush mangled the English language? We should be thankful the Democrats nominated two morons when GW ran - Gore and Kerry. Do you remember how John McCain articulated conservatism? No? Neither do I - because he couldn’t. Romney, on the other hand, has a deep grasp of why conservatism is the best political, economic, and moral philosophy - and he does an excellent job defending it. I will concede that Romney isn’t Ronald Reagan when it comes to giving a speech; but, there was only one Ronald Reagan - nobody has ever given better political speeches than Reagan.

So why am I supporting Mitt Romney? Is it because I’m a sell out to the conservative cause? NO! It’s because Mitt Romney is the most articulate Republican running for president. It’s because Mitt Romney is an outsider who has no ties to Washington DC and the Washington DC political establishment. It’s because he’s the MOST conservative and most importantly he will beat Obama - and end this nightmare called the Obama Administration!

Words in [] brackets are my own added material: kenhand.blogspot.com...




posted on Apr, 26 2012 @ 05:26 PM
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Oh I forgot. Rick Perry reminded everyone of George Bush, and was ridiculed and written off by the liberal media as stupid. Even though, I sort of liked his message.



posted on Apr, 26 2012 @ 05:28 PM
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reply to post by jjf3rd77
 


You think Romney is the new Ronny Raygun ?



(that 2nd line was very neccessary)



posted on Apr, 26 2012 @ 05:32 PM
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Sorry, but "I like this candidate" doesn't mean he's "conservative", and "conservative" doesn't mean "we ought to vote for him". Try again.



posted on Apr, 26 2012 @ 05:32 PM
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Originally posted by Tw0Sides
reply to post by jjf3rd77
 


You think Romney is the new Ronny Raygun ?



(that 2nd line was very neccessary)


OK.... your sensational remark was not really necessary. Any constructive criticism on your part?? Or should I not bother to waste my time, since you probably didn't even read my post.



posted on Apr, 26 2012 @ 05:34 PM
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Originally posted by Tadeusz
Sorry, but "I like this candidate" doesn't mean he's "conservative", and "conservative" doesn't mean "we ought to vote for him". Try again.


Try again. the blogger specifically quoted Romney's positions and since when is, lower taxes, smaller government, secure borders, energy independence, a strong military, federalism, and conservative Supreme Court justices not conservative???


edit on 26-4-2012 by jjf3rd77 because: (no reason given)



posted on Apr, 26 2012 @ 05:40 PM
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off-topic post removed to prevent thread-drift


 



posted on Apr, 26 2012 @ 05:41 PM
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www.youtube.com...

30 seconds in, ALL I NEED TO KNOW.

Sure this was created as a slanted bit of video, but the truth is the voting record and that's undeniable.

He lies through his teeth constantly, I'm honestly surprised you would stand up for him.



posted on Apr, 26 2012 @ 05:43 PM
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How will Mitt top this one? "The United States stood tall as our very existence was threatened by that Caribbean superpower Grenada." Ronald Reagan



posted on Apr, 26 2012 @ 05:43 PM
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Originally posted by fourthmeal

Sure this was created as a slanted bit of video


I frankly dont give a crap about slanted campaign rhetoric videos or speeches. I care about the man himself and his policies and what he truly stands for. He truly stands for America. I will vote for Romney again, just like I did in 2008



posted on Apr, 26 2012 @ 05:44 PM
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I will not vote for Mitt Romney. I will not vote for someone whose own state healthcare system was used a baseline for Obamacare. I'll vote for Ron Paul even if i have to write him in! I am sick of voting the lesser of two evils, not this time, not when the Constitution is so close to going out the window. Mitt Romney will loose in a race against Obama. You can quote me on that after the election.



posted on Apr, 26 2012 @ 05:45 PM
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I know Obama put out a statement recently that Reagan wouldn't win his parties nomination today but I read that over a year ago. Ronny just isn't hardcore enough for the post 911 GOP. It's not the men that have moved on it's the party. I see some similarities here. Romney is going up against a 1 term Dem(couldn't go up a 2 termer
). They are/were willing to reach across the aisle. That doesn't sit well with todays GOP. "Our way or the highway." Romney isn't the RNC's choice. He's doing this because Republicans want Obama out and are voting against the party. It doesn't hurt Romney that he has damn near unlimited personal resources. I know Paul is big here but really, who else can challenge Obama?



posted on Apr, 26 2012 @ 05:45 PM
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Originally posted by oghamxx
How will Mitt top this one? "The United States stood tall as our very existence was threatened by that Caribbean superpower Grenada." Ronald Reagan


Hm, another out of context quote. Did anyone of you actually read this?



posted on Apr, 26 2012 @ 05:47 PM
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Originally posted by intrepid
I know Obama put out a statement recently that Reagan wouldn't win his parties nomination today but I read that over a year ago. Ronny just isn't hardcore enough for the post 911 GOP. It's not the men that have moved on it's the party. I see some similarities here. Romney is going up against a 1 term Dem(couldn't go up a 2 termer
). They are/were willing to reach across the aisle. That doesn't sit well with todays GOP. "Our way or the highway." Romney isn't the RNC's choice. He's doing this because Republicans want Obama out and are voting against the party. It doesn't hurt Romney that he has damn near unlimited personal resources. I know Paul is big here but really, who else can challenge Obama?


Thank you for reading the blog and adding your own insights sir. I agree with everything you said as well. Being a centrist republican. I feel your pain. I think we need a mediator between the left and the right before we can begin to drag the country back to center and unity. That man is not Obama, that man is Romney!



posted on Apr, 26 2012 @ 05:52 PM
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Originally posted by jjf3rd77

Originally posted by Tadeusz
Sorry, but "I like this candidate" doesn't mean he's "conservative", and "conservative" doesn't mean "we ought to vote for him". Try again.


Try again. the blogger specifically quoted Romney's positions and since when is, lower taxes, smaller government, secure borders, energy independence, a strong military, federalism, and conservative Supreme Court justices not conservative???
Romneycare. Only a socialist could/would support this law. Certainly a conservative would not.



posted on Apr, 26 2012 @ 05:52 PM
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Originally posted by roaland
I will not vote for Mitt Romney. I will not vote for someone whose own state healthcare system was used a baseline for Obamacare. I'll vote for Ron Paul even if i have to write him in! I am sick of voting the lesser of two evils, not this time, not when the Constitution is so close to going out the window. Mitt Romney will loose in a race against Obama. You can quote me on that after the election.


MItt Romney has said time and time again, he will repeal Obamacare. He said he would never do it on a national level. Has Ron Paul ever specifically stated what he will do with ObamaCare? I have never heard him specifically say he will repeal. Just how bad it is.



posted on Apr, 26 2012 @ 05:53 PM
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Originally posted by fourthmeal
www.youtube.com...

30 seconds in, ALL I NEED TO KNOW.

Sure this was created as a slanted bit of video, but the truth is the voting record and that's undeniable.

He lies through his teeth constantly, I'm honestly surprised you would stand up for him.
Well, does he lie as much as bammy???



posted on Apr, 26 2012 @ 05:53 PM
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Originally posted by DarthMuerte
Romneycare. Only a socialist could/would support this law. Certainly a conservative would not.

Mass was 90% liberal. It's a miracle he ever became governor. But that's what the people wanted, not him



posted on Apr, 26 2012 @ 05:53 PM
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I think this was a great write
up, and blog OP..

The added information was very accurate
and made it read very smoothly..

Mitt Romney has some potential,
the potential to be a REGAN like
man in office. Romney would run
this country 10x's better then Obama.
REGAN would be rolling in his grave
if he saw how this country was being
ran, raped, and pillaged for money
from the people..

The draconian laws, the IT factor
of the man screwing us over, all
the scandals.

Romney needs to get in office,
then he will have to earn that
title of being a true REGAN conservative.
I think he could be the next REGAN, lets get him
in office.



posted on Apr, 26 2012 @ 05:56 PM
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so we can look forward to double digit unemployment, a banking scandal, and selling arms to Iran ?
edit on 26-4-2012 by syrinx high priest because: i can't speel



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