Sunday, January 06, 2008

My Endorsement

Mitt Romney


I made myself sit down and watch the Fox News Presidential Forum and nothing has changed for me. I usually don't get very worked up about Primaries. I learned a hard lesson about that many years ago when I wasted a lot of my time and resources only to find out my vote or opinion does not count in Presidential Primaries. I will have no say in who the nominee will be thanks to powerful school board interests in Pennsylvania. Those school board interests block us from changing our primaries so our vote in the Presidential Primary is moot for their own petty parochial interests. They always tell us that they don't want to change the voting to February because it's too cold in February. That's horse apples, they don't want to change it because their budgets are scheduled to be submitted by the first of the year and that is too close to elections and voters might take issue how high their taxes are about to be raised and vote the tax and spenders out. That's reality for all you Ronulans out there posting Ron Paul signs in Thorndale and West Chester.

Anyway, if my vote did count I would go out and vote for Mitt Romney. Governor Romney is the only candidate on the Republican side that is prepared and has the stamina to go against the Clinton attack machine.

During the forums I observed the same behavior from John McCain that I have always noticed about him. There is this seething anger just below the surface that seems like at any moment he is going to explode.

As far as the other candidates are concerned. None of them seemed especially interested in being there. Fred Thompson has good ideas but he came off to me like he was saying "OK do I have to still keep campaigning?" Governor Huckabee still thinks he's a side show barker or snake oil salesman selling medicine we all know is not good for us. I don't know what happened to Rudy, it doesn't seem like it matters if he loses in New Hampshire or not. I think every vote should be gone after and Rudy is making a big mistake ignoring people that will vote for him if he went after their vote. This is going to be the third primary and he hasn't even placed in the top five yet. Rudy seems to be under the impression that he can win by going after the big States rich in delegates like Florida. That strategy is risky and serves to alienate conservative voters that have to be respected.

This is how I see things right now. Things may change later on but the only candidate I see as able to go head to head with the people that are going to stop at nothing to get elected is Mitt Romney. Make no mistake about it, Obama will eliminated by the Clinton attack machine in fairly short order. A lightweight like Obama is no match for the dirty politics that the Clinton organized crime family is capable of.

24 comments:

The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

Rudy seems to be under the impression that he can win by going after the big States rich in delegates like Florida. That strategy is risky and serves to alienate conservative voters that have to be respected.

That appears to be the case. I'm nervous about whether or not his campaign advisers know what the hell they are doing. Momentum is a very powerful thing.

You should listen to Hugh Hewitt, or visit his blog. He's a Mitt man, all the way, and otherwise my political guru.

I learned about the blogosphere from Hewitt, during '04.

J_G said...

Word, I went to see Hugh and met Skye, Monica and Troll for the first time at the Constitution Center in Philadelphia. I found that he has many of the same opinions as I come to develop over the years.

I'm endorsing Mitt for the primaries. If he loses to Rudy or Fred then so be it. I will endorse either one of them in the general election. John McCain will still be a Senator from Arizona by then.

Mike's America said...

You got it exactly:

"Huckabee still thinks he's a side show barker or snake oil salesman selling medicine we all know is not good for us. I don't know what happened to Rudy, it doesn't seem like it matters if he loses in New Hampshire or not. I think every vote should be gone after and Rudy is making a big mistake ignoring people that will vote for him if he went after their vote. This is going to be the third primary and he hasn't even placed in the top five yet. Rudy seems to be under the impression that he can win by going after the big States rich in delegates like Florida. That strategy is risky and serves to alienate conservative voters that have to be respected."


Sorry you couldn't join the liveblogging.

J_G said...

Yeah Mike, I tried numerous times to log on but verizon being the choke point that it normally is didn't have enough to for me to get logged in. Itried over at Maries too but as long as the liveblogging was active your blogs wouldn't load up they, locked up.

The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

Oh, that's right. I remember you guys blogging that, and taking pictures.

The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

What is that music btw? Sounds Celtic/Gaelic...

J_G said...

Aye Word, it's "the Song for the Irish Brigades". I broke out me Irish for a bit just to say I'm preparing for the fight after the primaries er over. To see what song I'm palying just run yer mouse over "now playing" above me player and the name of the tune and artist will magically appear in a text balloon. Aye, ya got that laddie? ;-)

The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

'tis juicy nice. But wot 'appened ter yisser accent, me dear lassie?

Marie's Two Cents said...

I dunno Jenn,

It looks like Hillary is going down in flames to Obama.

Hillary's Crying, Bill's Trippin, I think the Clinton Dynasty is coming to an end.

There's talk of Hillary dropping out or reorganising her team.

As for Mitt,

I like him. I was hoping for Fred but if Fred doesnt make it, I am just going to have to back the front runner.

Unless of course it's Ron Paul. I have had about all I can take of that idiot and his Daffy supporters.

I hope we can all come together soon on what we are going to do, we are running out of time.

The Federalist said...

McCain is going to get the nomination.

J_G said...

Clinton won and from here on in she dominates the democrat delegate race. Obama had his day in the sun and now he's done. Democrats will nominate Clinton because she is their only chance to beat Ronmey or Rudy.

Mitt Romney is now the leader in delegates and next Tuesday id Michigan. Romney will beat MCain and Hucakbee there but South Carliona goes to McCain. With Nevada going to Romney keeping him in the lead of delgates until Super Tuesday.

Super Tuesday can change everything but I see Romney winning many more delegates than McCain because boot strap conservatives do not like McCain and will most likely decide Romney is our best option.

Gayle said...

I saw a poll (can't remember where) that predicts SC won't go to McCain. Well, I don't truly believe in polls anyway. Anything can happen in spite of a poll.

You may be right with your predictions, Jennifer. As for me, I think it's still too early to tell. Anything can happen. I'm not backing Romney, but I respect your choice and I will certainly vote for him should he win. He made a very gracious concession speech last night.

J_G said...

Gayle, My predictions are about as valid as any from the MSM (meaning, they're worthless) but like I've said before, I don't get too stoked up in the primaries. I like Mitt, Rudy and Fred. I'm just backing Mitt because I think he can win the primary and then go on to beat Clinton.

Marie's Two Cents said...

Yes Clinton lives to fight another day.

And it looks like we are all in the same position on both sides,

No Front Runner Yet!! lol

Back to the drawing board.

The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

gayle,

9 polls predicted- nay, demanded and tried to influence, via self-fulfilling prophecy- an Obama victory in New Hampshire.

The results made me happy. So much for the experts!

Jenn,

Each time I listen to Hugh Hewitt, on my drive to work (I only catch about half an hour's worth), he makes Romney seem like "da man".

And he constantly, relentlessly, hammers away at McCain: "Great American...lousy Senator...and terrible Republican!"

J_G said...

McCain is a loose cannon, if you can imagine the damage a loose cannon can do on a wooden ship from 18th or 19th centuries (you know, the centuries I live in) you would understand that a loose cannon can do almost as much damage as enemy broadside only the damage comes from within.

I like Mitt because he's smart, he's got lots of energy. He has his own money to spend because he earned it from being a good business man.

I had one guy at work say to me he would never vote for anyone as rich as Romney is and then I asked him why he would support John Edwards because he's nearly as rich as Romney. He said because Edwards sued big companies and made his money taking from the rich for the poor working guy and that made it different.

So the lesson I take from the liberal view point is; it's good to sue successful people so greedy lawyers using phony claims reward slugs that won't work hard and become successful because it's not fair that someone has worked hard and has become successful.

The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

He said because Edwards sued big companies and made his money taking from the rich for the poor working guy and that made it different.

So, I wonder how much the people he was representing actually got, and how much Edwards received? Did he help the poor, by driving up the cost of medical treatment, forcing doctors to practice "defensive medicine"? It was $60 million, wasn't it, that he got for convincing a jury that brain defects were being caused because babies weren't being born through Caesarian section. Did he think to return the money when subsequent studies proved the claims are scientifically unfounded?

I have no respect for Edwards because he did not "create" wealth, as business men like Romney might. Ambulance-chasing trial lawyers like Edwards make me ill. And the class-warfare battle reminds me of the race-hustling engaged in by Sharpton and Jackson.

patterns of ink said...

I do hope he does well here in Michigan. I think he has conducted himself honorably even as he has taken some hard knocks along the way. The article below begins badly in my former home county (Macomb), but those events are sometimes poorly publicized at the last minute and that is Democrat territory. Watch the returns from West Michigan. That's where I live now and the Grand Rapids area (he picked up the GR Press endorsement today) is very conservative. Very Republican. My county is the most Republican County in the state. If he does well in West Michigan it will bode well for him.

http://apnews.myway.com/article/20080111/D8U3SL400.html

J_G said...

Hi Tom, I do hope Mitt wins in Michigan too. Mitt Romney is a solid person and hard worker and I will vote FOR him and not just against the others. McCain and the Huckster are the two candidates that the libs and the MSM are pushing because they know conservatives will abandon the election and stay home instead of coming out to vote in the general elections.

TrekMedic251 said...

I wouldn't mind a Mitt/Fred ticket myself.

Funny how the media bashes both Mitt and Rudy as NE liberals, while they keep shining the spotlight on Shrillary and Obama-salam-alaikum.

The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

I do hope Mitt wins in Michigan too.

Congratulations!

I just got home.

The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

By which I mean, I just got wind of the news.

Mike's America said...

I credit the Romney win in Michigan to the very excellent endorsement you made on Sunday!

You're the kingmaker Jennifer!

J_G said...

Word, Congratulate Mitt and the people of Michigan, especially my good friend Tom of Patterns of Ink.

You're a funny guy Mike:-)