I will most likely look back on this later and realize that I was really supporting a losing cause. But I hope that is not the case.
As I always say, I’m a Republican. I would vote for a Democrat if I found a Democrat that was right on the issues. If you know of one that’s running in 2008, let me know. But as it stands now, I see my choices among the Republican party. We have John McCain, the celebrated maverick of the Republican party, asked by John Kerry to be a running mate in 2004, and the man who lost to then-governor Bush in the 2000 primary. There’s the uber-moderate, pro-choice candidate Rudy Giuliani, the hero mayor of New York City on 9/11. Others are lined up like the staunch constitutionalist Ron Paul (“Congressman No”) as well as speculation about former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich throwing his hat into the ring. As you may have noticed, I have left someone out. I’m talking about Mitt Romney.
Mitt Romney, former governor of Massachusetts and savior of the Salt Lake City Olympics is the candidate I am currently endorsing. Let me tell you why.
Mitt Romney is right on all the issues that I hold near and dear to my heart. First of all, being a Mormon, he is a pro-life candidate. Regardless of what he said to get elected in Massachusetts, I really believe that he is pro-life just like he says he is. He believes in protecting our country and the world itself by winning the war on terror. He wants to defeat Islamic fascism. He believes that America should remain a strong competitor in international trade. Asia is catching up with us and we must be prepared to compete; Mitt Romney supports that. He believes in keeping taxes simple and low. Our tax code is so complicated and unfair; it must be remedied. He supports health insurance for every American not by government programs, but through market reform. He believes that America’s energy should be independent. We do not need to rely on foreign countries for our oil sources while we have oil here at home. These are just a few reasons why I endorse Mitt Romney for President.
I’m not here to proclaim that Mitt Romney is perfect. No candidate is. In fact, I’d say there are candidates out there that I may agree with a bit more than I do Mitt Romney. But I do not believe that such people are electable. Mitt Romney is the only electable, truly conservative candidate there is. Now I would certainly vote for another Republican should Romney lose the primary. But as it currently stands, I support Mitt Romney for President in the 2008 election.