Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Romney Is The Right Nominee At The Right Time
1) He is not a zealot. I know this word is overused and I know that people that don't think they should be called this get called this from the other side. But, the fact is that though the Obama campaign will try, there is absolutely nothing that they can do to paint Romney as a "right-winged extremest." The actual right-winged extremists (I say in jest of course) disown him as one of their own. So, no thinking individual in the middle will buy this accusation.
2) He is careful and steady. Though he was regularly accused of having no vigor in his campaign, he actually displays an even more important quality going against Obama: Romney is a steady. He will always be careful in his tone and speech. The content of his stump speeches are carefully planned and as many have said (including Gingrich), his campaign is methodical in its execution of strategy. This is good. He is not hot-headed. After a few years of Obama, this will be very attractive to those all-important moderate who will decide the election. The fact is, Romney is more presidential in tone than Obama. This will come out more and more as the election goes forward.
3) He is focusing on the economy, and he has the background to make this focus legitimate. Being an executive who was out there growing businesses is exactly the resume we need right now. He has shown that he will continue to make his message about the economy. And, I believe, this will eventually be why he wins.
4) He is tougher than people give him credit for. Let's face it, he beat the heck out of each of his contenders. He isn't afraid to sling a little mud. And, though he will be careful about it, he will campaign hard against Obama. Romney will stay on message, but will not be afraid to call out Obama's failures.
Those oh-so-important middle-of-the-road voters are going to love Romney the more they get to know him.