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  The theory that Romney wasn't conservative enough to win: (search mode)
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hopper
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« on: July 24, 2013, 01:13:20 pm »

I hear from conservative talk radio and a press conference that some conservative held on c-span the day after the election that Romney wasn't conservative enough. How is it that Romney wasn't conservative enough: on what issue exactly? These people who say Romney wasn't conservative enough don't go into issues that he wasn't conservative enough on. Romney endorsed "The Ryan Plan"(not sure if it was Ryan I or Ryan II) since Ryan Plan I was draconian. He also endorsed self-deportation and sending Roe vs Wade back to the states although even a liberal justice like Ruth Bader Ginsburg even think Roe vs Wade should have been a state issue. Your thoughts:
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hopper
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« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2013, 12:46:49 pm »

Romney was good enough for me, and if I could vote I would've voted for him. But why is it that some of these people disagree on a few issues and tell the world that he isn't conservative enough? To hell with that.

The problem was that he was portrayed as a man who didn't care about the average American, a man who favored rich and hated poor people who live on government and depend on government. He gave away more than Obama/Biden in charity and has helped families in need and also ran a business, while Obama here graduated, became a community organizer for Chicago, became a Senator for 4 years, and then ran for President. He was always involved in government, and never the individual tax payer, but nobody payed attention to that and the left was very good at steering attention towards Romney's "selfishness and hate". Also comments that Romney himself made about overturning Roe vs. Wade and the "Self-Deport" comment were probably too conservative for America, and THAT all together if anything probably cost Romney the election. Yet some on the far right think he was not conservative enough, this is a huge problem right now with the republican party, and one reason why I can't even seem to align myself with them at the moment (I always was a Libertarian though).

I honestly have a problem with people who think he's not conservative enough for America. In fact a more moderate person is just what we need since this country is so polarized now. We do NOT need a far left (Obama) or far right (Bachmann) person to be President! I wouldn't mind to see Christie or Paul take the lead here, it would be great if we have common sense not ideologues!
Well Obama is liberal on social issues no doubt but moderate on economic issues. On the environment he has a heavy dislike for the coal industry so he is pretty left wing on the issue of energy/environment.
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