>By Don White
Here are my comments made on Mitt Romney’s web site after reading the article below:
I ‘m a Romney supporter for president, but frankly there was a lot in your article with which I don’t resonate.
Tea Party people are, generally, for the same things no matter which state they’re from. For example, 1) follow the Constitution strictly; 2) cut the outrageous spending and eliminate deficits (not all in one year); 3 ) that means you must bring our boys home from Afghanistan and Iraq very soon (not 2014) and drastically cut military spending; 4) term limits for Congress ; 5) balanced budgets every year; 6) eliminate the Fed; 7) real transparency, not the lies given to us by Obama, Pelosi, and Reid; 8) close the borders to undocumented people – eliminate the need to finance illegal aliens’ schooling, medical, SS, and infra structure they use on which they pay no taxes.
I could go on and on from there. But unlike you, I believe there is unanimity nationwide on these basic Tea Party positions. If Mitt Romney and Scott Brown must look more like Democrats in order to get elected in Massachusetts, then so be it. But then they are not true conservatives or libertarians, are they? It’s good Scott Brown won the Kennedy senatorial seat, but he’s only half conservative. On more than half of the issues I expect he would vote with us conservatives and libertarians. Better half a cake than none, right?
You said, yourself, Brown is a moderate. Then why does he generally vote with the Democrats? If Mitt Romney doesn’t start acting like a conservative then I will not be able to support him – as I have in the past with my friends here in Florida. He will lose an election to Barak Obama if he looks much like Obama because voters will always vote for an incumbent if, for no other reason, that the current president will have had four years experience as commander in chief – though we all know he is a terrible leader, loves other countries more than America, and knows next to nothing about a whole host of issues including the economy.
Please, Mr. Romney, don’t compromise the above issues. If so, you will be spending your summers watching the waves in Southern California but won’t ever live in the White House. By the way, if I can be of help to the “conservative” Mr. Romney I would be happy to do so. Don White
firstname.lastname@example.org Don White, a Utah – Minnesota – Florida transplant
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