Mitt Romney Forms Presidential Exploratory Committee

by Mike on April 11, 2011

in Election 2012,Politics

Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney has announced that he is forming an exploratory committee to run for President.  As the Republican who basically came in second last time around, the announcement wasn’t much of a surprise.  Truth be told, it isn’t very exciting either.  Mitt Romney is the Republican version of John Kerry.

Repealing Obama’s health care law that requires every American to purchase health insurance or pay a fine is the top priority for many Republican voters.  What Mitt Romney is asking of  every one of those voters is to vote for a candidate that passed a health care law that requires every Massachusetts citizen to purchase health care or pay a fine.  Romney may know that his plan is unpopular, but he isn’t backing down.

At least he’s being consistent for once.  Last time around, Romney had trouble holding one opinion on an issue longer than most people can hold their breath.  Remember, this is the candidate whose views on the issue of abortion have gone from pro-choice, to pro-life, back to pro-choice, and back to pro-life again.

Despite his lack of principle, Romney would still make a better President than Obama.  Obama is always wrong.  On the issues we care about, like spending, taxes, abortion, judges, and foreign policy, Romney’s decisions will be like waiting for a coin to flip.  You’ll never be able to predict the result, but you’ll probably support his decisions about 50 percent of the time.  It isn’t exactly a ringing endorsement, but something is better than nothing.

That’s a dynamic that reminds of 2004 in reverse.  On the one hand, you had a President whose views were well known if not always popular.  On the other hand, you had an unprincipled, self-serving politico from Massachusetts who the base doesn’t really like, but would support over the alternative.  I think the GOP should look elsewhere, and no, the unoriginal logo doesn’t change my mind.

Hat tip on the video and the logo:  Hot Air

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Dan April 11, 2011 at 9:27 pm

Democrat’s back-handed praise of Mitt Romney seems to be BACKFIRING!

See the tweet that started it all and learn about the plan Romney supporters have to Show Mitt the Money:


Ryan April 12, 2011 at 3:29 pm

I’m always a little concerned about the Republican’s penchant for nominating the candidate whose turn it is. In 2008, that was John McCain. Today it’s Mitt Romney. I’d definitely hold my nose and vote Romney in the general, but no way is he getting a dime of my money or my vote in the primaries. He represents a milquetoast establishment pedigreed Republican Party, pre-Tea Party insurgency. We can’t go back, but I do agree with Mike here — at the end of the day, half-right is better than all wrong.


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