Encouraged

@debrakcarey (19925)
United States
April 19, 2012 7:50am CST
Listening to Mitt Romney talking about his plans to make America the place in the world where entreprenures are willing to invest their money again. I have to admit, I'm becoming a bit more encouraged. IF he can pull it off, if he can win maybe we have a chance. He's stuck to the issues for most of his campaign. Maybe not his superPACs, but him personally. He was given the chance on one interview I watched to really light into Obama over this 'dog war' thing, and he took a pass. Perhaps we should realize that we're not going to agree with him on every little thing, and support him just because he does get it when it comes to the economy?
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@xfahctor (14111)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
19 Apr 12
Obama is likely going to make minced meat out of Romney in the general election. The GOP is going to shoot themselves in the foot again this year and out up a candidate who not only cannot win, but even if he does win...would be no different than the guy they were trying to get rid of. "Perhaps we should realize that we're not going to agree with him on every little thing, and support him...." No thank you. I have no desire to vote someone out only to vote someone just like him in. I do not believe in the "lesser of two evils" ideology. Besides, it's not just a matter of not agreeing with him on "every little thing". I have profoundly deep disagreements with Romney on just about everything. To the GOP in general, don't say we didn't warn you, nominate Romney and you lose the election.
@debrakcarey (19925)
• United States
19 Apr 12
Warning taken. And back at you, don't say WE didn't WARN you what another four years would bring. YOu on? To bad there's no way to bet on this,
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@xfahctor (14111)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
23 Apr 12
I know what another 4 years means...and I know what 4 years of Romney would mean...basically another 4 years of the same either way.
@debrakcarey (19925)
• United States
23 Apr 12
I am not a prophet, so I'll refrain from making predictions. You should do the same, as I don't think you have the gift either.
@peavey (15389)
• United States
19 Apr 12
Romney was not my first choice, but I will support him and quit saying that he wasn't. I think he's our only hope at this point and whether he follows through on things or not, he has to be better than what we have now. I do think he has a head on his shoulders and he seems to have good personal morals, which is more than I can say for many other politicians. How far that gets us, I don't know. I think it's time we (conservatives) regroup and gather the troops to back him. Otherwise, we'll have a split ticket and that will lose the election to socialism.
@debrakcarey (19925)
• United States
19 Apr 12
I'm with you on that. Heard talk radio host say that you man not care for ALL of his policies, but at least you know he can get the economy back on track, he DOES understand how it works.
@debrakcarey (19925)
• United States
19 Apr 12
* you may not care for sorry more typos, no excuse this time. lol
@peavey (15389)
• United States
19 Apr 12
No problem. I make so many that I'm so used to them and I hardly notice.
@GardenGerty (87654)
• Marion, Kansas
20 Apr 12
I also heard that his campaign is completely debt free. That is encouraging to me.
@debrakcarey (19925)
• United States
21 Apr 12
It is to me too, but a lot of people would not see it that way, they'd see it as he's so rich blah blah blah. lol
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@GardenGerty (87654)
• Marion, Kansas
21 Apr 12
Maybe I am blinded, but I prefer to think that he may know the value of managing his budget. I know, a lot of people would complain about his wealth. I do not begrudge the wealthy their wealth, I just want to have enough to live myself. Than means I need a leader who does not live his life on credit.
@debrakcarey (19925)
• United States
21 Apr 12
I agree once again. Envy is a degrading emotion, isn't it?
• United States
19 Apr 12
I am encouraged that the more Romney speaks and does interviews, the more will come out about him. Unfortunately, not favourably. I hope people can wake up from their stupor and realize an Obama win is what this country needs, and we need to vote out all the republicans in congress.
@debrakcarey (19925)
• United States
19 Apr 12
So, what in PARTICULAR are you hoping for? What do you think will come out about Romney? http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/obama-voter-fraud/2008/09/22/id/325456 http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/Articles/recenteffortstooverloadtheamericansystem.html http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/groupProfile.asp?grpid=7522 I cannot even bring myself to discuss why I disagree with your assessment of the current administration. So, I am hoping you will actually READ the links I've given you, they are NOT the sort of links that just accuse and smear. They are serious articles about what is actually going on and why. Give it a try.
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• United States
19 Apr 12
I am looking for an administration that will support the people. Not just the upper crest.
@Fatcat44 (1142)
• United States
19 Apr 12
I am encouraged. I think I understand him a little. I think he will do great. I just hope the presidency run is not too hard on his family.
@debrakcarey (19925)
• United States
19 Apr 12
I think they're strong individuals in their own right. I admire Ann Romney greatly. She showed class in that whole thing about her not working a day in her life. She'd make a great first lady.
@Fatcat44 (1142)
• United States
19 Apr 12
I and my family meet her on the campaign trial. She is very valiant and sweet. I will love to see her as first lady. She has very high standards and will be a great example for the youth of the nation.
@debrakcarey (19925)
• United States
19 Apr 12
I'm expecting great things from a Romney White House, like taking pride in our country's leaders again?
@crossbones27 (13530)
• Redlands, California
19 Apr 12
The big problem I have with Romney is I think he will more than likely look to help Wall Street, and try to get the everyone back into investing in stocks than creating jobs where we actually make stuff. I think Obama's plan is somewhat on the right track that if you want to keep jobs overseas, because you can get cheaper labor then you should pay higher taxes. Somehow I think that will go out the window with Romney. Then we will be right back at square one. A country that just warehouses goods for China. Then what we profit off that put it into the stock market. You should see by where I live. There is hardly any manufacturing jobs left. It is mostly all warehouses. It is quite disturbing. I guess that is why unemployment is around 13 percent in this area. I remember a couple years back talking to this lady at a temp agency, and she kinda looked at me crazy, because I was looking for manufacturing work.
@bobmnu (8160)
• United States
19 Apr 12
Part of the problem is that the government over regulates business. For example if a refinery wants to add or make upgrades in certain areas of the facility they have to bring the total facility into current compliance or they can leave it as is and continue to operate. I recently read an article on a plant that had gone through the government permitting process and done all the studies required, they built the facility and when they went to open were told by a department in the EPA (environmental Protection Agency) that if weather conditions were just right that a village 90 miles away might have their air quality impacted so it denied them a permit. $40,000,000 down the drain. Boeing Company wanted to expand a plant in South Carolina and the Labor Department took legal action to block it because SC was a Right to Work State. A major manufacturing plane near me wanted to expand and it would require them filling in 1/4 acre of wet land. Permit denied. They offered to put wet land on another part of the site but were told that because it was possible to use property that was not wetland (it was property with homes on it next to the plant) that the company could get permission to build in that direction. It increased the cost by 25% to 30% so the company moved the new plant elsewhere and cost the community about 100 jobs. What happens is the government develops a regulation (that was needed) and then enforces it and the companies comply. Once they comply the agency has no reason to remain so they develop new regulations and the cycle continues. Look at the auto industry the government set a mpg standard and when it was met the government set a new standard and it continues because the agency needs a reason to be there. One of the reasons for the high gas prices is the number of different blends required by the EPA. A large city near me has a different blend requirement than the surrounding area. As a result it is almost impossible to find a gas station in the city but cross the line and enter another territory and you will find a gas station on every corner and it is $.05 to $.10 lower than in the city. Where do people buy their gas so has that done anything to help the air quality? By the way the air quality has improved in the city due to other factors.
@debrakcarey (19925)
• United States
19 Apr 12
The left and the right has for as long as I can remember, fought and called names. BUT it is ratcheting up a lot more these last eight years. The media has a lot to do with that. And I look to George Soros for that (he owns at least a third of main stream media as well as invested in a lot of leftist websites), there is a definate push to use the media to discredit all things conservative, from their religions, morals, to the way they treat their PETS for crying out loud. That is what makes me so angry that there are people who will NOT under any circumstances go to FOX or listen to talk radio cause the leftist media has demonized those sources. Give me a break, all anyone is saying when they refuse to even read a conservative view, is that they are to weak to withstand the other point of view. And that is exactly WHY those sources are demonized by the left, they do not want people THINKING, cause if they DO THINK things through, they will most likely come to see the leftist point of view is lacking.
@Rollo1 (16666)
• Boston, Massachusetts
19 Apr 12
I think we have to accept that many conservatives will be wishing their favorite candidate got the nomination, but in the end, I think they are more afraid of Obama than they are disappointed with Romney. Hey, I live in MA and he was governor here. We survived. I am not sure we will survive if Obama is re-elected.
@xfahctor (14111)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
19 Apr 12
You survived because you could still cross the northern border and shop cheaper .....did ya miss me?
@Rollo1 (16666)
• Boston, Massachusetts
19 Apr 12
Sure did. I was away form mylot for a while, myself. Just went shopping in NH last week. In MA, if you lived through the ignominy of being the only state to re-elect Ted Kennedy for life just because we knew he was unfit for any real, gainful employment, then having Romney as president is an easy pill to swallow. Seriously, the country needs a strong conservative - but we ain't got one in the race. We just have to go with the ABO candidate and pray that it's not too late to undo some of the damage. The bright hope is really that more of the country seems ready for a true Constitutionalist, and one day, we may get one.
@beenice2 (2283)
• Canada
19 Apr 12
Don't ever forget that politicians will always lie between their teeth to have some votes, don't get caught in that you'll be a lot more desappointed they are not our savior.
@debrakcarey (19925)
• United States
19 Apr 12
I agree. and it's not just politicans, it is also those who support them with billions of dollars. The politicians are bought and paid for as well. That is why you need to know WHAT billionaire is behind the guy you're voting for. And the main money behind Obama is either Saudi or Geo. Soros, or both.
@2004cqui (2823)
• United States
19 Apr 12
At least you don't do what my (bless her heart) sister does. You continue to look at every point of view, for it or against. She would be an avid National Enquirer reader if I let her. My mother-in-law won't even listen to a Democratic presidents State of the Nation speach saying she won't listen to a liar. HE'S THE PRESIDENT for God's sake! What's scary is they are representative of much of our voting population!!!!? Then there are the just plain old worriers. You know, worrying makes everything so much better!? How people can jump to a conclusion and stick to it like glue with no information to back it up is beyond me! We were born with a brain for a reason! Whew! Thnx! I feel better now!
@debrakcarey (19925)
• United States
19 Apr 12
I know how you feel. Some times you just have to let off the steam.
• United States
19 Apr 12
I really see a glimmer of hope for America's future with Romney as President. (It feels good to capitalize the P in President again....I never could when President referred to Obama!). Unfortunately I think it will take longer than 8 years of a new President to raise our American standing again the eyes of the world. We are regarded as a joke after Obama's subservience by apologizing in the name American people to all the Asian and Islamic leaders.