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Friday, 12 August 2011 12:32
Rino Plasty Romney Is No Reagan; A GOP Conservative Must Win
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RomneyHe looks presidential and sounds good, but Mitt Romney is not the right candidate for the Republican Party. He is a moderate masquerading as a conservative with a spotty record in his one term as Governor of Massachusetts. On many major issues, he has changed his positions and has rightfully earned the title of flip flopper.

Unfortunately, the other GOP candidates are afraid to challenge the front runner. In an earlier debate, the tepid Tim Pawlenty backed down when given an opportunity to criticize Romney’s healthcare program in Massachusetts. Last night at the big GOP debate in Iowa, none of the GOP candidates were able to score any debating points against Romney.

 Overall, it was a pretty good discussion on issues ranging from the debt ceiling to gay marriage. While there was some sparring, none of the candidates laid a glove on Romney.

Newt Gingrich did well when he blasted Chris Wallace of Fox News for his "gotcha" questions. Michele Bachmann had to endure an inappropriate question about why she was a "submissive" wife to her husband. Her deft handling of that issue was very effective.

As expected the analysts immediately proclaimed Romney the winner because he stayed above the fray.

It is time for these candidates to engage the frontrunner. He is vulnerable on plenty of issues, excluding his Mormon faith. He should be questioned on his record, his ever changing positions and his vision for our country.

Mitt Romney is the perfect example of a RINO, Republican in Name Only.In this election, he is trying to morph into a conservative, so he has changed his positions on issues such as abortion and cap and trade.

He favors gay marriage and promotes his health insurance plan, which was the inspiration for Barack Obama’s socialized medicine monstrosity.

Romney seems to be the favorite candidate of Fox News and the mainstream media. This should be a warming sign for the Republican Party. In 2008, John McCain was the media's darling until he reached the general election against Barack Obama. Once paired against their dream candidate, the liberal media viciously turned on McCain. The same thing will happen to Romney or whoever wins the GOP nomination.

So, the party better not worry on who the media favors and focus on nominating a conservative who can unite the diverse forces in the Republican Party: the economic conservatives, the social conservatives, the military hawks and the libertarians.

History shows that whenever the GOP nominates a moderate, the party loses to the Democrats. In this election, the Republican Party will have a much better chance of winning by nominating a candidate who can articulate clear policy differences with Barack Obama.

Romney is unable to attack the major debacle of the Obama administration, the healthcare plan, He has too much baggage on the issue because in Massachusetts, his plan has been a failure, with rising costs and complaints from residents.

Romney is leading because of name recognition and the fact that he has been running for President non-stop since 2007. Unfortunately, he is not right for the GOP and might possibly snatch defeat from the jaws of victory if he becomes the nominee.

With consumer confidence tanking, the economy in shambles, the stock market in decline and the President’s approval rating at historic lows, the GOP has an excellent opportunity to defeat the incumbent Democratic President. This has not happened since Jimmy Carter was defeated by Ronald Reagan in 1980.

Reagan was a strong conservative who had unmistakable positions on the issues.He was clear and convincing and united the social and economic wings of the Republican Party.

Romney does not appeal to many conservatives and his nomination might encourage a third party Tea Party candidacy or an Independent candidacy from Donald Trump.

It is clear that with his mushy moderate philosophy, his support for socialized medicine and his liberal views on many social issues, Romney is to the left of most Republicans. It is also quite clear that Mitt Romney is no Ronald Reagan.


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CrouereJeff Crouere is a native of New Orleans, LA and he is the host of a Louisiana based program, “Ringside Politics,” which airs at 7:30 p.m. Fri. and 10:00 p.m. Sun. on WLAE-TV 32, a PBS station, and 7 till 11 a.m.weekdays on WGSO 990 AM in New Orleans and the Northshore. For more information, visit his web site at www.ringsidepolitics.com. E-mail him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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