Now before anybody goes off the deep end and starts posting that Romney wants to screw over poor people, you need to take his comments in the context in which they were delivered. And in this context, I can say the following:GOP front-runner Mitt Romney said this morning that he's not concerned about the plight of the country's very poor because there are social safety nets that take care of them.
Romney may be talking hard right, but if elected, he is not going to destroy any of the social safety nets that are already in place, namely Social Security, Medicare, and SNAP (known as food stamps). However, I believe that he will also uphold Obamacare (Actually derived from Romneycare), and I have a problem with that. Otherwise, as I get to know him more, I am finding out that he is not the bogeyman that many are trying to make him out to be, and if elected, would take his direction from precedents already set by previous administrations on issues like Social Security. As far as Obamacare goes, that would stay, whether Obama or Romney is president. This is the way I see things, at this time, although my perception could change between now and election day.
I have already said this year that I would be voting third party, but if Romney is not batcrap insane (and it appears that he isn't), I may actually end up voting for him, just to get Obama out of office. Still, the stances he is taking in the primaries make the election an uphill climb for him, but once he has the nomination, he will most likely drift towards the center, in an attempt to pick up the moderates and Independents he needs to win.
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