Sunday, May 20, 2012
Can The Boring Guy Beat A Rock Star?
Okay, as a contributor to Journal de la Reyna, I make no bones about my disgust at the Republican Party.
This isn't your father's Republican Party anymore. This party has pandered to the extremist wing of the conservative movement.
So why I am making light of the potential nominee, Mitt Romney?
I feel that he will abandon his moderate and yet careful approaches on issues! He will make it about issues that panders to the extremists.
My question to those reading.
Could a guy who is mildly boring inspire votes?
Could a perennial candidate beat an opponent that rarely loses?
Could a boring guy like Mitt Romney beat a popular (almost rock star-like) person like Barack Obama?
First thing we do is look into how the conservatives comment online. These are internet trolls. An internet troll is a person who goes through social networking websites or comment sections of blogs to type offensive and reactionary comments about an issue.
Conservatives are inspired by The Drudge Report, Fox Nation, WorldNetDaily, The Blaze, Twitchy, Breitbart News, Townhall and The Daily Caller for their reactionary outrage over all things Obama.
Most online say that Mitt Romney wasn't their first choice but since he's not Barack Obama, they'll reluctantly support his candidacy. And that's not good for a candidate. Romney is beating the president on issues like the economy. The president has to work harder to appeal to independents. President Obama is suffering a deficit on independent votes.
Mitt Romney, the former governor of Massachusetts, is a perennial candidate running for President of the United States under the Republican ticket.
Romney is married to his longtime wife Ann. Mrs. Romney was the former First Lady of Massachusetts, and her profession is mainly a homemaker. She is a cancer survivor and is living with multiple-scleroses. She and Romney are the parents of five sons and many grandchildren.
Romney is a member of the Jesus Christ Church of Latter Day Saints. More commonly known as Mormonism.
Romney is right-handed. Romney is the youngest son of former Michigan governor and Nixon advisor George Romney.
Romney was the founder of Bain Capital, a investment firm that has helped struggling businesses. But the controversy resides in how the firm operates. President Barack Obama and his allies are looking into the firm's investments and also Romney's overseas banking accounts.
Romney served one term as governor of Massachusetts. During his one term as governor, Mitt Romney has signed a health care law that gives universal health care to residents of Massachusetts.
Romney under his term as governor allow Massachusetts to become the first state in the union to legalize gay marriage. Romney did oppose the law and favor civil unions at the time as governor. Running for president, he's overwhelmingly against gay marriage and favors the Defense of Marriage Act, a controversial law that defines equal rights between a man and a woman.
Romney at one time supported the National Assault Weapons Ban in which prohibits firearms that are deemed effective to killing law enforcement officers. Romney reversed his policies on the issue and now favors the rights of gun owners. Romney appears at the National Rifle Association's Annual Conference to speak in favor of the Second Amendment, hammered President Barack Obama and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder on their stances on gun owner rights.
Romney was once a pro-choice governor. He didn't endorse the notion of abortion, but he stood in favor of protecting a woman's right to choice and upholding the Supreme Court's landmark decision of Roe v. Wade.
Romney has shifted his positions of being pro-choice. He is strongly pro-life and would endorse the idea of Congress stripping federal aid to organizations like Planned Parenthood.
Romney is a supporter of Civil Rights. Although it's not discussed much with the media, Romney endorses legislation that protects the rights of minorities and legislation that prevents bullying.
Romney supports the death penalty.
Romney refuses to sign the conservative Grover Norquist's No Tax Pledge.
Romney did sign a pledge for marriage inequality.
Romney has wrapped a brutal Republican Primary against chief rivals, former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich and former U.S. senator Rick Santorum. Romney went through an all-out war against the Tea Party backed candidates.
Mitt Romney's campaign went on the offensive. He carefully picked off Tim Pawlenty, Herman Cain, Michele Bachmann, Jon Huntsman, Rick Perry and Ron Paul before knocking out Gingrich and Santorum as well.
Romney made his only focus, the struggling economy. Romney has avoided stepping into issues conservatives demand him to focus on. The Romney campaign put a halt to Republican's plans when he announced he wasn't going to endorse the Jeremiah Wright controversy.
The Romney Campaign has released his first political ad post primary and let me say this. If you're looking for a way to sleep, view these political videos. Here is one that is airing in Florida, Ohio, Iowa, Virginia and North Carolina.