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    10 23.26%
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    How Would Romney Govern?

    What do you think?
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    Re: How Would Romney Govern?

    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.
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    Re: How Would Romney Govern?

    How Would Romney Govern?

    Like Bush! Romney is proposing more of the same trickle down economics, financial deregulation, and increased military spending that Bush delivered on.
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    Re: How Would Romney Govern?

    Quote Originally Posted by Krhazy View Post
    What do you think?
    Romney will govern however his secret overlords demand him to.
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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    Re: How Would Romney Govern?

    He'd side 90% or more with Republican conservatives
    Very likely. The political incentives would be for him to be more, rather than less, conservative in his governance.

    He'd challenge conservatives and/or compromise with moderate democrats
    Only when he needs their votes to pass something Republicans want, and/or to rein in the most bug****-crazy impulses of congressional Republicans (e.g. not raising the debt ceiling).

    He'd take positions based on polling data
    Unlikely. Romney certainly doesn't have an ideological core, but that doesn't mean he'll just take positions based on polling data. If his presidency is anything like his campaign, I find it more likely that he'll do whatever he wants to do, then try to convince the American people that he didn't actually do it if the polling data isn't good.


    Note that my opinions on the above do NOT mean that I think Romney would be as conservative as he (or congressional Republicans) are now running. Being back in power would moderate their extremism a bit. He'd be likely to push for economic stimulus, just as Obama did...and congressional Republicans would be more cooperative with Romney than Obama. Also, I suspect that Romney would drag his feet about any major entitlement reforms. He isn't the type to rock the boat.
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    Re: How Would Romney Govern?

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    Re: How Would Romney Govern?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Like Bush! Romney is proposing more of the same trickle down economics, financial deregulation, and increased military spending that Bush delivered on.


    Well, if you don't understand something, then fall back on your biased preconceptions.

    It worked like a charm for many in the past and seems to be working well for you.

    Good job!

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    Re: How Would Romney Govern?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sonic View Post
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    How would you compare the anticipated outcomes to those of the Big 0? I'm having trouble figuring out how anything could be less successful than the failure of the Big 0.

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    Re: How Would Romney Govern?

    Quote Originally Posted by code1211 View Post
    Well, if you don't understand something, then fall back on your biased preconceptions.

    It worked like a charm for many in the past and seems to be working well for you.

    Good job!


    More trickle down economics, financial deregulation, and increased military spending is what Romney has promised throughout the debates, its very clear to most of us.
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    Re: How Would Romney Govern?

    Quote Originally Posted by code1211 View Post
    How would you compare the anticipated outcomes to those of the Big 0? I'm having trouble figuring out how anything could be less successful than the failure of the Big 0.
    Romney wants us to go to war with Iran, for one, and go into yet another war that we cannot afford right now.
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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