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Posted By Confutus

I have been regularly lurking at politically conservative blogs, such as Michelle Malkin, Hot Air, Instapundit and the like for some time. I've noticed that Mitt Romney gets fairly little respect, even though he established a lead in the race for the Republican nominations. These are some of the reasons I favor him.


Romney's family life is free of major scandals. No adultery, no divorce, no embarassing pecadillos that would allow opponents to portray him as a hypocrite. He is well educated, with graduate degrees in business and law, as is Santorum. In economic matters, Romney has a clear advantage. Although born to a wealthy family, Romney aquired most of his wealth through his own efforts as a business manager and ventura capitalist. He had a record as a turnaround artist, one who took struggling companies and made them successful,  He was also credited with rescuing the 2002 Winter Olympics from scandal and financial disaster.  Romney's Mormonism is poorly known and unpopular, and he has avoided discussing it in public, but he has a ministerial background, serving as an appointed leader of a congregation and presided over a multi-congregational group. He has had an equivocal position on abortion, but opposed the introduction of same-sex marriage. He has not made religious-related issues a center of his campaing, but has focused on economic issues.   He ran for office as Senator against Ted Kennedy and was not elected, but has served as governor of Massachussets, giving him valuable executive experience in state government. His run for the Presidency in 2008 has given him nationwide name recognition. He has put together a well-managed and competent national campaign, compared to those of his rivals.


Although his political positions are not purely conservative, he has a strong resume of qualifications for the job.  Whether his political philosophy and orientation are acceptable to conservatives is a subect for another post.


Posted By Confutus

I had begun posting comments for a day when the Michigan primary came along, and I was biting my nails. The next day, I think I watched his victory speech. It totally changed the opinion I had, which was formed from the conservative sites. I saw a bold, clear, program of actions, courage to do things that other candidates have said can't be done, and the will, and the skills, to do them.


In a couple of days, Andrew Breitbart died, and there was mourning in conservative circles. I had seen his name, and been familiar with the results of some of his work, and liked it.  A clip of one of his confrontations with a group of protesters, asking them if the even knew what they were protesting, impressed me with his bold courage.


Something woke up. I feld that I have been too passive,  content to sit back and watch and wait for events to unfold. I decided that, since I am already a fool and can't escape it, Or at least I do and say foolish things, or look foolish, that I am better off being a bold one who does and says something, than a wise man who sits and does nothing and says nothings.


Since I;m already doing it, I decided that my chosen area of activity would be political blogs and commentaries, and I would speak what I believed and was sure, using the best knowlege I had. I had considered voluntieering with Romney's campaign, but at present that involves phone calling, and I have discovered that in person I am usually weak and unpersuasive. I enjoy writing, and the struggle to express my thoughts cleanly, clearly, and effectively, so that is where I have chosen to work.


I have negligible power or influence, but such as I have or can muster, I mean to use. I'm making progress..a few people are starting to take notice and respond. That's a start..


Posted By Confutus

I have decided to take this blog in an entirely new direction for a while.


I have been a regular followeer of conservative political blogs, and I have noticed with increasing dismay the bias of some of the writers and more of the commenters aginst Mitt Romney. I began commenting (I have been a lurker and very infrequient commetner at a couple of them for some years), and I began following the election coverate of one of the elections,  Michigan primary election, and was suprised to notice how much I wanted Romey to win it, and feared that he would not.. Something woke up..a caring and a passion that I have not felt in a long time and thought dead or dormant.


Recent actions by President Barack Obama have turn suspicion into near certainty. He is an evil man who destroy the protections of the First Amendment on freedom of religion and conscience, rule by decree, establish laws to support and promoe wickedness.  If he wins reelection, he and his supporters will tear away the remaing shreds of the Constitution, which have become badly frayed. 


This entirely supersedes my semi-private pursuit of knowledge and development of my knowledge base.


I love my country and cannot bear to stand by and watch helplessly in a time of crisis.  I have little if any power or influence or audience, but what voice I have, I must raise. It would be grossly negligent of me  to see what I see, and know what I know, and say nothing. I cannot,  I dare not be silent.  





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