After Super Tuesday, I think it’s time to put the Republican nomination to rest. Mitt Romney should rightfully be the next Republican candidate for President of the United States. He has, in my opinion, won the right to face Barack Obama this fall. Let me explain this a bit: it’s not that I’m in love with Romney as a candidate. I’m not. In fact I’m not in love with ANY of the candidates running for the nomination. I think I am like most conservatives taken with a piece of each of them. I like Ron Paul when he talks about monetary policy. Beyond that he’d be a terrible President. He’s off the reservation on way too many other issues, like national security for example. I kind of like Rick Santorum for his pro-life and values platform. But he wears his religion on his sleeve and I am voting for President not Pope. Mostly I like Newt Gingrich as I believe he is by far the smartest guy in the room (and that includes Obama). But he has a lot of baggage and that does matter. Plus he’s a terrible politician. He tends to be too undisciplined for me. He leaves himself wide open and vulnerable to often. We want another Ronald Reagan and there just isn’t one. We can’t dwell on it. We must endorse the most conservative candidate WHO CAN WIN.
That leaves Mitt. Yeah, he’s a bit too liberal for me. Yes, he suffers from rich guy syndrome sometimes. But I believe he is a decent, intelligent, honest, incredibly hard-working and competent man. His coat brings more to the table than Obama does in person. He has a record of accomplishment and I believe his financial background would be an enormous plus for our country – especially now. More importantly, he is not Barack Obama. Obama must be defeated this fall: period. This next election is the most important in our lifetime. It will determine what kind of country we leave our children – a free, prosperous and strong America, or a socialist, bureaucratic, bankrupt shell of a once great nation. Unlike the last two nominations (McCain and Dole) the Republicans had a free and fair contest with plenty of candidates vying for the nomination this time around. Mitt has done what it takes and the others have fallen short. By no means am I an establishment guy. I’m a Tea Party supporter. But fair is fair. The other candidates have done their best but the voters are speaking clearly and now it’s time for the others to do the right thing and the classy thing – concede. To prolong this contest when it’s unwinnable is not decent. It hurts all of us. That’s wrong. As we grow weaker the opposition grows stronger. I’ve made up my mind. Time to do the right thing, gentlemen.