What a great idea and way to teach an extended family about their personal
heritage and how and why we should all be more appreciative of the modern-day
conveniences we usually take for granted. Feeling genuine gratitude is one one
of the quickest ways of becoming personally happy... at least for me it is.It would be great if more national leaders of the stature of Mitt Romney
had a deeper appreciation for our American heritage and the traditional things
that have made America great. In spite of his great personal wealth, Mitt
regularly finds ways of keeping his life and personal priorities in proper
perspective. Very admirable. Every time I read another article about
Romney, I can't help but think of the ever-growing number of people who
have since suffered genuine voter-remorse since the last presidential election.
Obama has since shown more of his true character which has driven his popularity
poll numbers to all-time lows. Except to hardcore left-wing liberals
who remain skeptical of traditional reality, there's no longer any doubt
things would turn out much differently if the presidential election was re-held
No.Thinking Democrats, among others, remain extremely skeptical about Mitt
Romney.The rest of our lives are quite similar to yours.
@ Thornbirds:You do realize that "Thinking Democrats" is
getting to be a fairly small group... nationally, but especially in Utah. And who are the "among others" you refer to who are supposedly
skeptical of Romney? Obama has given multiple times more reasons to be more
skeptical of him and his policies over Romney and what he advocates. Our
country's current situation, domestically and regarding foreign policy
clearly bears that out. I've spent a lot of time studying Mitt
Romney's life along with his extensive private and public service
histories. I no longer have any doubt that he would be an exceptional Commander
and Chief. Would he be perfect? Of course not. No one is. But he undoubtedly
would be much greater than any other president we've had since Ronald
Reagan. Liberal Democrats gnash their teeth at that statement. But
it's the absolute truth. I've found that most of Romney's critics
actually know very little about him beyond the outright lies and half-truths
that were continually spewed by team Obama during the last presidential
campaign. When anything is repeated often enough, people start believing it,
regardless of whether it's true or not.
@Objectified,Enjoyed reading your comments.Specifically
the following:"...When anything is repeated often enough, people
start believing it, regardless of whether it's true or not...".Excellent point.You do realize Thinking Republicans
represents an oxymoron.To verify, ask Roger Ailes, at Fox News,
whose credo is...We report it, you fall for it.I'm sure Mitt
Romney is a fine fellow.His father was a remarkable politician.Voters always knew what George Romney was all about and trusted his
integrity.One problem voters had during the election was trying to
determine which Mitt Romney would receive their vote.Voters never
had that problem with his father.
@There You Go Again 10:55 p.m. July 28, 2014Voters always knew what
George Romney was all about and trusted his integrity.One problem
voters had during the election was trying to determine which Mitt Romney would
receive their vote.Voters never had that problem with his father.-----------------------Actually they didn't have that
problem with Mitt Romney either. They looked at him, evaluated him, dug through
his flip-flops and etch-a-sketches, saw the truth about him and what he was (and
is), and realized that he was by far the worst choice in the election field.
They (rightly) chose the least worse alternative. Voters never had that problem
with his father, who was truly a choice act.
I agree that polls are showing that in hindsight that many wish they had elected
Romney instead of Obama.However, had Romney won, I would bet that
the polls would now be showing that people wished that they had elected Obama
instead of Romney.Typical buyers remorse. And very common for a
second term president.Not exactly the ringing endorsement for Romney
that many make it out to be.
Thinking Democrats? That seems like an Oxymoron. I've never heard those
two words used together.
@FlasbackKind of like "Compassionate Conservatism."
"Thinking Democrats? That seems like an Oxymoron. I've never heard
those two words used together.""Kind of like
"Compassionate Conservatism.""You do realize that
"Thinking Democrats" is getting to be a fairly small group""You do realize Thinking Republicans represents an oxymoron."Enough already people. This is our problem and the reason our congress cant
work together.There are smart people and good ideas on both sides. In
fact, we need both sides to create balance.It is not black and
white. At least it didn't used to be that way.Those who
despise and view the "other side" with complete contempt is what is
wrong with this country.
@ There You Go AgainI originally wrote "Thinking Democrats is a
oxymoron" because that is becoming more and more obvious to more and more
people around the country.But I decided to rise a bit above what
others might view as contempt for the other political side and therefore changed
my comment to be less offensive to liberals. I was sad to see that you stooped
to doing it, except against Republicans. You aren't as original, nor
as bright as you seem to think regarding trite sayings. However, I'm glad
you enjoyed my comments, as I also enjoyed yours... until I got to that part.As you said, Mitt's father, George, was indeed a fine person of
high integrity. In our current highly charged political climate, it's too
bad more people can't see that the fruit doesn't fall far from the
tree. Nor did it in this case. In the ugly world of national
politics, Mitt is an exception who actually uses personal scruples. Sadly, that
bothers liberals because it makes Republicans in general look good and therefore
empowers them.I've studied Mitt's life in detail.
He's the real deal.
Objectified, thank you for your comments.People have voter's
remorse because every few months something Romney spoke out about turns out to
be the case. They have voter's remorse because they're watching the
things happen that educated voters already saw coming. Mitt Romney is, all
things considered, a fantastic presidential candidate, period.Get
passed the election buzz, it's not 2012 anymore, and start looking at
things the way they are. Study his actions, history, positions, and writings.
Study Obama's, for that matter; of everything that's gone on, none of
it is a surprise. Study upcoming candidates; don't dismiss Fox news for
being too conservative while gluing yourself to CNN, MSNBC, CBS, or NPR.