Mitt Romney Moderate?

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    While I tend to disagree with several of Mitt Romney's current stances on such things are economic policy and Defense. It's my humble opinion that the last two Presidents, no matter how well meaning have been divisive figures and have offered little in terms of bringing this nation into a sound future. Having watched the Romney campaign for a little while now, I tend to believe that a lot of his current stances are based more on keeping the far right of the party in the fold, as well as tea party voters, so that turnout will remain high for those anti President Obama voters. Having said this, Mitt Romney's governing style tends to be based on past history more moderate than conservative and it's my belief that he will be less a divisive figure than former President Bush or President Obama. Given these factors, if he should become POTUS, his election may not be such a bad thing for this nation as the talking heads tend to think it is. Still further, given that Congress may not change all that much in terms of membership, even if elected the programs that people like or dislike on both sides of the Isle will not disolve overnight. Perhaps the best thing for our nation is that those we elect begin to realize, no matter what the political belief is that they serve those who elect them and not those who pay for their campaigns or those that happen to be able to send them on the latest Golf outing or honor whatever pledge they sign. Then perhaps we can eventually start taking on the hard tasks of getting this nation where it needs to be, back being the world leader it once was.
     
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    Who knows? You can't believe a word that comes out of his mouth.
     
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    He says he is whatever he needs to be for the situation he's in.
     
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    He's severely conservative...and progressive.

    We know this to be true because he told us so!
     
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    Socially he's a LIBERAL(leftist). No way in hell do you run left of Kennedy on gay rights, abortion and be a moderate. On business he's a moderate to right of center.

    Seriously, Obama was one of the most left wing senators in US history, socially. If the center knew the true feelings of Romney and Obama they'd go third party.
     
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    He was as Governor, because he was in Massachusetts.

    He's political tofu...he tastes like whatever you put him with. :thup:
     
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    Are Republicans really naive enough to think that they can make war on women, Hispanics, blacks, alternate life styles, the poor, suppress voting rights, give massive tax breaks to robber barons while eliminating safety nets for the middle class and get absolutely no resistance?
     
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    I agree 100%

    He is, in every way I can determine, a moderate. And I pray I'm not wrong. I also believe you're right in seeing the divisiveness that has been created and grown to an unacceptable level over the past decade and more.

    We have seen the extremes in both parties more than willing to battle to the bitter end for ideals that are not, and never have been, supported by the majority of the country. We are, and always have been, a reasonably moderate bunch of people no matter which party, if any, we support.

    We do not need another neo-con or progressive liberal keeping things stirred up while accomplishing nothing. We need a moderate who knows how to work with both sides and who recognizes and understands the seriousness of our problems.

    Someone with the ability to get people of differing opinions talking to each other in order to reach agreement. It's called compromise.

    Romney would not have been as successful in business as he has been without that ability.
     
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    The other thing of note here too, today's Republican party is not the same as it was even 4 years ago or for that matter when Mitt Romney ran for Gov. Today a candidate for the Republican nomination cannot appear moderate in order to get enough votes from the base to secure the nomination nor can he or she ever hope to get enough financial support from the sheer number of groups in the party that have so many varied interests. The day's of Ronald Reagan's " thou shalt not speak badly of a fellow Republican" are over. and given this atmosphere it makes sense that a candidate will adjust his postitions accordingly. Now as I mentioned above, his support of Rep. Paul Ryans plan and his sheer lack of foreign policy experience makes him less attractive. Having said this though, given the atmosphere in Congress, even if he were to govern from the far right, he would be on the other side of a Congress unwilling to work with him and we would be facing another 4 years like the last 4, so perhaps be it Mitt Romney, or President Obama, the next 4 years might find a Govt. more willing to work to find solutions that benefit this nation and the people in it rather than spending time seeing which side wins the latest ratings war in the cable news network.
     
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    CEO's are rarely known for their ability to work with "the other side" since there is no "other side". You don't see Target working with Wal Mart very often for example.

    I will agree that Romney is a moderate. A tried and true moderate. He was nominated because the TEA party parasite has painted their host organism into a corner. The majority of republicans took a look at Santorum who apparently feels the earth is a few millennia old, Rick Perry who wanted to go back into Iraq for some reason, Newt Gingrich who can't be taken seriously as a politician or an adult. He was nominated because the majority of Republican voters knew that he had the only shot of the candidates who ran to beat Obama (outside of Huntsman who was apparently not interested in running).

    He'll be pushed toward his donors wishes; whose intentions are anything but moderate. Something to keep in mind if you're hoping to replace Obama with a "moderate".

    Frankly, Obama is the more moderate of the two men.
     

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