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Making a Positive Case For Romney, Santorum, and Gingrich

All three of these candidates have positives that make any one of them a superior GOP nominee to our 2008 choice, John McCain. All three would be a vast improvement over the current president, Barack Obama. The best way for me to make a positive case is by not looking at the current tactics of the campaigns, but instead focus on the positives. This can be done if you’re willing to be objective.

All three of these candidates are fiscal conservatives compared to the alternative, Barack Obama. They are also social conservatives when compared to Barack Obama. Instead of playing semantics with “social conservative,” “fiscal conservative,” and “true conservative,” let’s look at the general positives.

Mitt Romney has a wealth of executive experience as a former CEO of Bain Capital, and Governor of Massachusetts. He also has a wealth of organizational experience gained from running the 2002 Winter Olympics, and with the campaigns in 2008 and 2012 for president. Mitt Romney has led a purpose driven life – remaining faithful and true to his wife, family, and faith. He can be honestly admired for these characteristics even if you support another candidate, and are not happy with some of the campaign tactics used by team Romney. Mitt Romney has currently secured 38% of the delegates needed to clinch the nomination.

Rick Santorum has a fiery passion for conservative traditional families. He is unapologetically an observant Catholic who is pro-life and supports home schooling. Rick Santorum has always opposed individual mandates for government controlled healthcare, and he has always opposed carbon Cap and Trade for government controlled energy consumption. Like Romney, Rick Santorum also has qualities that can be admired even if you prefer another candidate and haven’t liked Rick’s campaign tactics. Rick Santorum has currently secured 17% of the delegates needed to clinch the nomination.

Newt Gingrich is blessed with a great ability to grasp and articulate bold ideas and solutions for government. As Ronald Reagan fought the Republican establishment foreign policy views of Henry Kissinger and Brent Scowcroft, Newt Gingrich fought the Republican establishment congressional views of Jerry Ford and Bob Michaels. Newt led the Republicans to a majority in the House after being lost in the wilderness for 40 years. During his four years as House Speaker, the federal budget ran a surplus instead of a deficit. He, too, can be admired for his qualities that he brings to this presidential race. Newt Gingrich has currently secured 11% of the delegates needed to clinch the nomination.

63% of the delegates needed to clinch the nomination are still available. Mitt Romney needs to win about 50%, Rick Santorum needs to win about 80%, and Newt Gingrich needs to win about 90% of the remaining available delegates. While it looks likely that no one will get the needed number of delegates (1144) by the time the last primary contest in Utah on June 26th is decided, I do believe a deal will be struck before the RNC convention starts on August 28th. In my humble opinion, any one of these candidates can provide a positive case of voting FOR them in November instead of only voting AGAINST Obama in November.

pilgrim
I am retired after 36 years of being a state of Indiana employee. I enjoy writing and reading conservative blogs.

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  1. You make good points, pilgrim. No matter the outcome, we’ll have to swallow any disappointments we have, and support the eventual nominee. If we think a candidate is flawed, we can move them in the direction the country needs them to go. 🙂

  2. Well done! Primaries are difficult, always. I look forward to the conclusion of the Republican convention when the ticket is solidified, and unity speeches abound. It will be time once more to close ranks and hear no more about ‘holding noses’ or ‘staying home’ with hurt feelings, pining for someone’s fantasy of purity. War is hell, we’re in one, and we’re in it to win it! (Besides, I still think either Becker’s Dead White Cat or that VD-ridden camel some speak of, could easily beat the incumbent.)

  3. As someone who has struggled as much with some of Mitt’s campaign tactics as I have his ‘policy maturations’, thanks for reminding me that each of these people will be a vast improvement over our current Marxist-in-Chief.

    I will continue to try hard not to rue “what might have been.” 🙂

    • I am right there with you on the struggle with respect to campaign tactics team Romney uses. At some point the mourning period of “what might have been” needs closure. I think we are almost to that point.

  4. It doesn’t matter to me which Republican wins because one thing I know about them, they LISTEN when WE The People scream our asses off NO, Democrats do not, they think they know better and well they DO NOT!

  1. You make good points, pilgrim. No matter the outcome, we’ll have to swallow any disappointments we have, and support the eventual nominee. If we think a candidate is flawed, we can move them in the direction the country needs them to go. 🙂

  2. Well done! Primaries are difficult, always. I look forward to the conclusion of the Republican convention when the ticket is solidified, and unity speeches abound. It will be time once more to close ranks and hear no more about ‘holding noses’ or ‘staying home’ with hurt feelings, pining for someone’s fantasy of purity. War is hell, we’re in one, and we’re in it to win it! (Besides, I still think either Becker’s Dead White Cat or that VD-ridden camel some speak of, could easily beat the incumbent.)

  3. As someone who has struggled as much with some of Mitt’s campaign tactics as I have his ‘policy maturations’, thanks for reminding me that each of these people will be a vast improvement over our current Marxist-in-Chief.

    I will continue to try hard not to rue “what might have been.” 🙂

    • I am right there with you on the struggle with respect to campaign tactics team Romney uses. At some point the mourning period of “what might have been” needs closure. I think we are almost to that point.

  4. It doesn’t matter to me which Republican wins because one thing I know about them, they LISTEN when WE The People scream our asses off NO, Democrats do not, they think they know better and well they DO NOT!

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