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George Romney for President

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Why the turnaround? As a businessman he has had to roll with the punches to be competitive. He has brought this ability to change and adapt to the environment to his political life.   But is this the kind of politician that voters want? Or do they want someone who is a known quantity and can be trusted to not change his mind on important issues after he is put into the White House?   The latter seems to be true.

Romney's main weakness has been his propensity to change his mind on key issues. Nobody has earned the label of flip-flopper more than Mitt Romney. Most of the above referenced issues are the kinds of issues that some call the "civil rights" issues of the day. What would his father say about Mitt turning his back on these civil rights issues.?

Where is the pressure coming from for Mitt to shift so far to the right from where he was ten and twenty years ago? In his 2008 bid for the White House he was influenced by the fact that the middle was crowded with McCain and Giuliani. There was room on the right. Now, the Tea Party is the major influence on GOP politics. It is no mistake that Mitt has chosen a Tea Party favorite for a running mate and that he has shifted his opinions based on Tea Party stances. In spite of that he is still generally considered not conservative enough for most Tea Partiers who have been labeled "extremists" by many on the left.

So you could say that while Mitt's father, George, embraced civil rights and shunned extremists Mitt has shunned civil rights and embraced extremists. But to say that Mitt has embraced Tea Party ideals is a bit of a stretch. He seems to want to straddle the fence keeping one foot on the side of centrists and trying to please all. Ask Barack Obama how that's worked out for him. Trying to please everybody usually ends up pleasing nobody.

So with Mitt, he's like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're going to get.

George Romney said this in 1964 after the GOP convention, "Dogmatic ideological parties tend to splinter the political and social fabric of a nation, lead to governmental crises and deadlocks, and stymie the compromises so often necessary." Source: The Real Romney, by Kranish & Helman, p. 25 , Jan 17, 2012  

Those words ring so true today it is amazing how prophetic George Romney was. Now that's a Romney I could vote for.

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A graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo with an MBA in 1980, John went into the banking business from 1981-1991. John went into the gymnastics business with his wife, with whom he has two children, in 1992 and grew it enough by (more...)
 

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George was too much of a moderate and the GOP has ... by John Basel on Friday, Aug 31, 2012 at 10:43:37 AM