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    Re: How Would Romney Govern?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fletch View Post
    Romney isnt an ideologue. At best he is a right leaning moderate that will be willing to cobble together deals with the left in order to get things done. He has been running as a conservative in order to win the primary, but he really isnt fooling anyone. He is more the pragmatist willing to do 'what works' rather than what fits into his ideological box. He is a businessman, a dealmaker, so how far he strays to the left or the right will be determined by those he is dealing with.
    This is what I am hoping for. If I find sufficient evidence of this, I will probably vote for him.

    I still worry about pull from his conservative masters though, my hope is that we always have a centrist government (slightly right or left at times sure, but a government that serves the majority)

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    Re: How Would Romney Govern?

    Romney will be far more of a follower than he is a leader. He is little more than a dog on a leash on that leash is held by the likes of Grover Norquist, The Koch Brothers, ALEC, right wing think tanks and their toadies and sycophants, and major corporations and the wealthy.

    He will given the keys to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and he will be very happy there as long as he keeps his masters happy and content.

    And he will.
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    Re: How Would Romney Govern?

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Romney will be far more of a follower than he is a leader. He is little more than a dog on a leash on that leash is held by the likes of Grover Norquist, The Koch Brothers, ALEC, right wing think tanks and their toadies and sycophants, and major corporations and the wealthy.

    He will given the keys to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and he will be very happy there as long as he keeps his masters happy and content.

    And he will.
    Yeah, Mitt Romney has no interest in his own power and prestige.
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    Re: How Would Romney Govern?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Yeah, Mitt Romney has no interest in his own power and prestige.
    Yes - I agree with you.

    His constant flips flop[s and reversals of his positions certainly indicate he will do anything to get into office.
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    Re: How Would Romney Govern?

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Romney will be far more of a follower than he is a leader. He is little more than a dog on a leash on that leash is held by the likes of Grover Norquist, The Koch Brothers, ALEC, right wing think tanks and their toadies and sycophants, and major corporations and the wealthy.

    He will given the keys to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and he will be very happy there as long as he keeps his masters happy and content.

    And he will.
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    Re: How Would Romney Govern?

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Yes - I agree with you.

    His constant flips flop[s and reversals of his positions certainly indicate he will do anything to get into office.
    if done with good intent, so be it....not one president elected in the last 60 years hasn't flip-flopped or pandered....what they do once in office is the important thing, not how many ugly babies kissed, corporate butts kissed, ubercon butts kissed, and so on....
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    Re: How Would Romney Govern?

    Quote Originally Posted by code1211 View Post
    Can you name which policies are making it better? That is what this election is about.
    Yes, The two biggies were the Stimulus, and saving the auto jobs. Solar jobs are also up 10% over other new job starts. If the Republican controlled house had not defeated the jobs bill things would be even better, but at least we are not losing 700,000 jobs a month as we were under Bush.
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    Re: How Would Romney Govern?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Yes, The two biggies were the Stimulus, and saving the auto jobs. Solar jobs are also up 10% over other new job starts. If the Republican controlled house had not defeated the jobs bill things would be even better, but at least we are not losing 700,000 jobs a month as we were under Bush.


    That 700,000 jobs nugget is a ridiculous statement of what was happening. That the improvement has taken so long and been so slow in this country is testimony to the FACT that obama has done everything possible to stop any recovery. He may not know that this is what he's doing, but that in itself says more about his incompetence than anything else that could be said.

    Solar jobs are up 10%? what does that bring the total to? 20?

    The stimulus was the the most profound waste of money in the history of the incompetent wasting of money by our Congress.

    If that's what you're hanging you hat on, better find a new hat.
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    Re: How Would Romney Govern?

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    I think he'd be similar to the Romney we saw as governor of Massachusetts, who by all accounts seems to have been relatively successfully at solving significant fiscal issues faced by the state.

    Romney, to me, based on what I'm reading of his governorship and what I'm seeing today, seems more inclined to support whatever actions makes the most sense. People call it "flip-flopping" because he seems to change his position so often. I contend that perhaps he doesn't have a conviction regarding one ideology over the other and is only responding to the "with us or against us" mentality of the public in many instances.

    So I guess the second option fits, in a sense. I just think he aims to create success and results using whatever practical means exist. Sometimes those results aren't popular, and sometimes they are. But even with all the fixation on the "negatives" of his Bain record, I'm not seeing a lot of financial decisions made by Romney or Romney in conjunction with other managers that didn't make sense.
    There is a difference between changing your mind and flip-flopping. Changing your mind is when you are unsure of your convictions. Flip-flopping is when you do a 190 from your conviction. I'm not sure that the way Romney ran Mass as governor was good for the state. He did not raise taxes, that's true. But he raised some 88 public fees some as much as double what they were. That does not seem right to me.

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    Re: How Would Romney Govern?

    Quote Originally Posted by Carleen View Post
    There is a difference between changing your mind and flip-flopping. Changing your mind is when you are unsure of your convictions. Flip-flopping is when you do a 190 from your conviction. I'm not sure that the way Romney ran Mass as governor was good for the state. He did not raise taxes, that's true. But he raised some 88 public fees some as much as double what they were. That does not seem right to me.
    Why isn't it right? You're not obligated to pay most of those fees unless you utilize the service related to them. Thus, any participation is voluntary. That seems much better to me than mandatory tax obligations. And those fees that WERE "mandatory" (i.e. drivers license renewals or vehicle registration renewals) might be a moderate hit, but they wouldn't be incredibly frequent.
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