Do you remember when Obama, the Democrats and the uber-cons of the Republican Party all chortled and chuckled at just about everything Mitt Romney had to say?
I certainly do and, while the Governor has far too much class to say “I told you so” today, I am not bound by such constraints. So I’ll step up as the “you should have listened” surrogate and say, Mitt Romney was right on just about everything.
A.F. Branco’s cartoon (courtesy of Comically Incorrect) may be funny, but look at those bullet-items and the narrative below.
Iraq: Romney supported the war and President Bush’s policy in Iraq, but believed that the war had been mismanaged. He supported the troop increase and favored maintaining troop levels; and said that keeping the U.S. in Iraq was the best option for minimizing casualties and maintaining a democratic government in Iraq.
Russia: Back in March 2012, Romney told Wolf Blitzer in an interview, “It is always Russia, typically with China alongside. And so in terms of a geopolitical foe, a nation that’s on the Security Council, that has the heft of the Security Council and is, of course, a massive nuclear power, Russia is the geopolitical foe.”
Border: At an autumn 2011 GOP debate, the Governor said, “We’ve got to have a fence, or the technologically approved system to make sure that we know who’s coming into the country, number one. Number two, we ought to have enough agents to secure that fence and to make sure that people are coming over are caught. But the third thing [is to address employers attracting illegal immigrants].”
Economy: Romney’s complete economic plan is obviously too long for this post, but a nice summary can be found at About.com – Conservative Politics, that concludes; “Overall, Romney’s economic proposals would be welcomed by conservatives across the board. The policies offer a major contrast to the big government, anti-business, Big Labor policies that have dominated the Obama agenda. While some conservatives may view portions of the Romney plan as not being forceful enough, it certainly is a realistic start of what could be accomplished in the first four years of any administration.”
Terrorism: From an October 2012 interview, “I will not do things that interfere with the rights of our citizens and their freedoms,” the former Massachusetts governor said. “At the same time, I support efforts like the Patriot Act and others to secure our nation from those who would attack us.” … “And I do believe that it is appropriate to have in our nation the capacity to detain people who are threats to this country, who are members of al Qaeda. Look, you have every right in this country to protest and to express your views on a wide range of issues but you don’t have a right to join a group that has killed Americans, and has declared war against America. That’s treason.”
There are five primary issues; and not one where we, as a country, would not be better off with Mitt Romney in the White House right now than Barack Obama.
Need more proof? Pick up any newspaper today, take just five minutes to read the front page or business section, and then tell me I’m wrong. You can’t in good conscience make an opposing position stick, so to Governor Romney I say, “I apologize sir for this country’s short-sightedness, you were right on just about everything.”