Anyone who’s read this blog for any length of time knows that I seldom discuss politics. In fact I almost feel like I am letting myself down if I am forced to write about politics. It’s almost as though I feel that I’ve failed to come up with something interesting if I have to resort to politics and current events. But that being said I am going to voice my opinion on the GOP candidacy of Mitt Romney. Again, I really feel like I am letting you all down by not hacking out something more interesting but here goes.
Years ago I said that I would never vote for Romney in the GOP primary, and I guess that of those still in the fray I would probably throw my vote towards Gingrich if I were to cast it today. But, I wanted to take a moment to drop a few lines about Romney. Since when did becoming a wealthy and successful person become one of the seven deadly sins? I can’t imagine electing someone who has been a successful businessman to office. Heaven forbid we actually vote for someone who has taken a business and made it profitable. How could that possibly yield any experience toward balancing a budget and stimulating a market based economy?
Speaking of the budget and deficits and things like that, I learned the following about Romney’s stint as governor of Massachusetts:
“He eliminated a $3 billion deficit without borrowing or raising taxes. By 2007, at the end of Mitt’s term, the state had accumulated a $2 billion rainy day fund in its coffers. This stringent fiscal discipline provided an essential backdrop for economic recovery. When Mitt came into office, the state was losing jobs every month. When he left office, the economy was generating new jobs by the thousands.”
Now I will stipulate that this information came from Romney’s own website and I did not independently verify these facts for myself, but I am going to bet they are pretty accurate. So here we have a man who was able to take a deficit and turn it around into a surplus. Why would we want to elect anyone like that to the Oval Office?
God forbid we elect a proven winner to the Presidency of the United States.