I like the IDEA of Mitt Romney. He’s an adult. It’d be nice to have adults running the show again. He has plenty of executive experience. He was a successful businessman so he know how the rest of America works outside the public sector. He’s smart and an effective public speaker. The whole Mormon thing doesn’t bother me.
But he is another Metrocon. He’s a conservative on the wrong side of the vital Civil Rights issue outlined by the Second Amendment. And he has onerous things on his political record to back up that hoplophobic attitude. I’m sure JayG will clue you in, if you want to hear him rant (and I recommend it. Jay’s rants are wonderfully entertaining.)
He's no Bill O'Reilley, but Bill isn't running for president.
Romney will have to SPRINT to get ahead of the issue to convince me he has changed. Maybe insist everyone around him Open Carry when there is press around? Insist the Congress pass a federal Shall Issue CCW law? And somehow get that passed even though he has no way to lean on lawmakers. He’d have to do something to earn my support at the voting booth. And I’m not alone.
Plus the Massachusetts Socialized Medicine. Another big strike against Mitt. No more ‘compassionate’ conservative silliness.
So Mitt… Good in theory, horrible in execution.
Maybe Mitt would make a good Veep...