Thursday, December 22, 2011
The Case for Mitt Romney
By Dr. Michael Santos
There is a lot of talk these days about who can or cannot beat Barack Obama in the general election. Moderates say some candidate can’t win because he or she is too conservative. Conservatives argue that only a true conservative can win, that a moderate will be as successful as Dole in ’96 or McCain in ’08. Both sides are wrong. A look at American presidential history shows that the American people have voted for moderate Republicans (Nixon and Bush just two examples), conservative Republicans (Reagan and the 2nd Bush who ran as a conservative), and also for liberals in more than one occasion. They have even voted for a Marxist!
Ideology by itself does not predict whether a candidate is or is not electable. There is much more to it than just that. A successful candidate must be able to present himself as the solution to the problems facing the country.Republicans, independents, and even some democrats agree that our country is spending too much money and accumulating too much debt. Those independents that supported Obama in ’08 are having buyer’s remorse and feeling that they placed an inexperienced man to lead our nation in very difficult times. They basically think he is way over his head. And they are right. Ideology is not the only thing that has made this President a complete disaster. His lack of experience has been painful to watch............Read more.........