I will be the first to admit that some of us have been rather hard on Mitt. So let me be the first to admit that I will gladly vote for him on Tuesday in the PA primary. Yes, Gingrich is on the ticket, so is Santorum. No, I won’t bother with a protest vote either. This will be a willing vote FOR Romney.
Something interesting happened over the past two weeks. Romney and his people actually went after Obama on several occasions. This makes me very very happy. We were all dreading a McCain redux, weren’t we? Romney even called out the MSM! My fear of a roll over and die race was alleviated. I must say, I am impressed with the tenacity and spirit of Romney and his people thus far.
Without the killer instinct the next and the main reason for voting for Mitt is moot. “It’s the economy, stupid” – James Carville 1992. Its the economy. Economics are the top issues will all voters in every poll. It isn’t contraceptives or school prayer or evolution. It’s the Economy! The economy includes unemployment, high cost of energy, over regulation, anything that prevents Americans from realizing their dreams. There are no other issues as prevalent and on the minds of the voters anywhere.
Mitt, as much as I dislike some of his early tactics at Bane, is the ‘turn-around’ artist. He made a lot of money for his investors. But more than that, effective CEO’s are ego driven. They have to be, the risk reward of running companies requires it. Mitt has this ego, and as a self proclaimed ‘turn-around’ artist what is the biggest turn-around opportunity ever? The US economy right now. We can use a guy who knows how to pear down waste and maximize efficiencies. If he can turn this ship around, he gets the kudos, he gets the ego fix, Mitt is remembered later as the guy who saved America….IF he can pull it off. The economy belongs to the President.
For example, I can’t wait to see what he does with the GSA, that place is crying out for a rectal exam and subsequent decimation for wastefulness and abuse.
In short, as much as it surprises me to say, I will gladly vote FOR Mitt on Tuesday and will happily watch him defeat Obama in November.