Romney supporters, why should I vote for Mitt Romney?

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    Serious question.

    I haven't completely made up my mind yet on who I will vote for. I would very much like to hear serious responses as to why he should get my vote in the primaries.

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    He is one of the few candidates that actually KNOWS business and economics. He is not far right rather a little left of center.
     
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    Romney vs. who? Gingrich, Obama, or just in general?

    I would say for me the things that put Romney over Gingrich are the following.

    1) He has a very successful business record and understands economics based on real world experience (not just from text books [which are usually wrong] like Obama).

    2) His approach to foreign trade seems solid (I'd like to see some more details there but so far so good)

    3) He has experience in the executive branch of government and was forced to work with an opposition party. I heard on Thursday his legislature was 85% Democrat so that will force you to learn how to work with the other side.

    4) Despite having executive experience as the governor of Massachusetts he doesn't have so much that he's a "Washington Insider".

    5) Despite what people bitch and whine about, he's conservative enough for me. I keep in mind that during the 2008 election cycle he was actually the "real conservative's choice" and the hero of CPAC...now he's a RINO. Yeah ok, whatever.

    6) He stands the best chance of beating Obama. The hard core conservatives will argue this point to death but I have not found their arguments to be convincing in any way. The polls are pretty clear that Romney is more accepted by moderates and Independents than Gingrich and those are the voters that swing elections.
     
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    neither of them are capable of winning a general election next year
     
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    oh and:

    7) TM hates him. If there's ever any reason why someone would think Romney will be a great president it's that TM thinks he will suck.
     
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    Romney is not (yet) my first choice of GOP candidates but he is on my short list.

    1. He is polling very very strongly against Barack Obama. At this time (which could change by tomorrow or any other time) the polls show he is the one most likely to beat Barack Obama.

    2. He isn't a wild eyed off the wall radical but I believe would give careful and reasoned consideration to what he will and will not support.

    3. He brings a strong skill set to the position and no serious policy negatives.

    4. He seems like a good, decent man with few, if any, ego issues and would not be an embarrassment to the nation either at home or abroad.

    The only serious downside that I see is that he is the left's media darling--he is the one THEY most want which bothers me a lot--and he is also the first choice of the old guard GOP establishment which also concerns me. Still he has received the endorsement of several prominent Tea Partiers and the Tea Party movement has not rejected him.
     
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    Know anything about his Foreign Policy ideas?
     
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    I haven't heard anything at all about trade. Where does he stand?

    And Obama MUST go. That is a top priority if not THE top priority.

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    The problem with your theory is that TM is a left wing partisan hack of the first order. She hates all right wingers.
     
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    And that is a top priority.

    I have been a Tea Party patriot since the very early days back in 2008. I have not rejected him. I have not chosen to vote for him either....yet.
     

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