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But Romney could change the demographics of the GOP

Posted By: 311polo
Date: Monday, May 7, 2012 at 01:46 pm

While you will always have a large portion of the country who are social conservative. With Romney, these issues are of secondary concern. Political parties evolve with time and if Romney wins AND is a successful President he will evolve the GOP. I can see pockets of the NE and Mid-West where people are less socially conservative but more economically conservative becoming more GOP and the social conservatives being a bit more marginalized.

The larger concern is congress, not Romney or the Presidency. Both parties are increasingly radicalizing their folks in congress. Moderate GOPers are losing primary battles (Hatch is in the race of his life right now) to very conservative folks and "Blue-dog" Democrats (who are the Dem moderates) are in the same boat and being replaced with socialists. Now, where one should consider supporting Mitt in this scenario is due to the fact that Mitt is moderate, Obama is not. Obama aligns more with the left-wing dems whereas Romney is not at all aligned with Right-Wing GOPers. Basically the extreme partisan and divisive politics will continue under Obama and should alleviate with Mitt. Especially consider that Mitt demonstrated that he could work across the aisle. Regardless of one's opinion of Romneycare, he worked closely with both parties in the MA House and came up with a solution that is largely approved by the MA electorate. Obama on the other hand hasn't shown an ability to bring both sides together (and yes, I know GOP in congress is as much to blame), despite is campaign rhetoric as a uniter.

Considering you are on the fence, I think Mitt is your best bet. Economically aligns more with your ideology (and consider nothing is more important than a solid economy, if the economy collapses so does everything else) and he is moderate and has a track record of working across the aisle.

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Proud2BaUte icon NEW: Presidential Politics
Proud2BaUte - -- Monday 7 May 2012, at 12:21 pm [ID# 1356185] [reply]
o NEW: I really haven't been able to tell difference between Bush and Obama so I say why not four more years?
EducatedUfan - -- Monday 7 May 2012, at 12:28 pm [ID# 1356191] [reply]
o NEW: Supreme court. That's why.
311polo - -- Monday 7 May 2012, at 02:23 pm [ID# 1356255] [reply]
thirtyfour-thirtyone icon NEW: Yeah, I heard they might even allow women, homosexuals and minorities to have the same rights and privileges and middle-class white men. Oh, the humanity... (nm)
thirtyfour-thirtyone - -- Monday 7 May 2012, at 02:36 pm [ID# 1356264] [reply]
SeaTacUte icon NEW: Get outside of the ultra-conservative state of Utah and you'll find plenty of people who will be voting for Obama.
SeaTacUte - -- Monday 7 May 2012, at 12:29 pm [ID# 1356192] [reply]
o NEW: I believe that it was the old Soviet guard (for all that that is now) had an appropriate idiom.
Flyer - -- Monday 7 May 2012, at 12:37 pm [ID# 1356193] [reply]
Virginia Ute icon NEW: I agree. There are a decent amount of people who will benefit from another Obama term, and I can't blame them for voting for him. Not me, though. (nm)
Virginia Ute - -- Monday 7 May 2012, at 12:39 pm [ID# 1356194] [reply]
o NEW: I will be voting for a Republican for the first time in my life this fall. There is no way Romney or anyone could be crappier than Obama. (nm)
stampadres - -- Monday 7 May 2012, at 12:46 pm [ID# 1356199] [reply]
o NEW: I would have voted for Obama over Michele Bachmann. But that is it. (nm)
stampadres - -- Monday 7 May 2012, at 01:01 pm [ID# 1356206] [reply]
UtahUte72 icon NEW: I would have had a difficult time voting for either Santorum or Gingrich.
UtahUte72 - Top 25 Poster -- Monday 7 May 2012, at 01:46 pm [ID# 1356230] [reply]
New York icon NEW: RE: Presidential Politics
New York - -- Monday 7 May 2012, at 12:50 pm [ID# 1356201] [reply]
Buzz Potez icon NEW: That, my friends, is some deep political analysis. (nm)
Buzz Potez - -- Monday 7 May 2012, at 01:17 pm [ID# 1356213] [reply]
o NEW: I am a dyed in the wool independent fence sitter....
BaldHatu - -- Monday 7 May 2012, at 12:52 pm [ID# 1356202] [reply]
cbute icon NEW: Sixty years from now, history will not be kind to Pres. Obama--if his term were to end today that is. (nm)
cbute - -- Monday 7 May 2012, at 01:08 pm [ID# 1356210] [reply]
o NEW: Which, to me, is unfortunate.... He had a golden opportunity.
BaldHatu - -- Monday 7 May 2012, at 01:48 pm [ID# 1356231] [reply]
Buzz Potez icon NEW: You lost me at the part where you were reading about politics in the DNews. (nm)
Buzz Potez - -- Monday 7 May 2012, at 01:15 pm [ID# 1356211] [reply]
o NEW: I kinda sorta agree. (long)
Rutebega - -- Monday 7 May 2012, at 01:25 pm [ID# 1356214] [reply]
o NEW: But Romney could change the demographics of the GOP
311polo - -- Monday 7 May 2012, at 01:46 pm [ID# 1356228] [reply]
pangloss icon NEW: Something I would like to see from Romney
pangloss - -- Monday 7 May 2012, at 01:36 pm [ID# 1356219] [reply]
pangloss icon NEW: Oh, and asking for someone who supports Pres. Obama among the readers of the Deseret News is like asking for Utah fans on the Provostan campus. They may exist, but they few, far between, and keeping their heads down. (nm)
pangloss - -- Monday 7 May 2012, at 01:40 pm [ID# 1356222] [reply]
UtahUte72 icon NEW: I really hope that whoever gets in there is some middle ground that can be found for agreement.
UtahUte72 - Top 25 Poster -- Monday 7 May 2012, at 01:49 pm [ID# 1356233] [reply]
o NEW: In Massachusettes Mitt showed he can work across the aisle and get things done.
311polo - -- Monday 7 May 2012, at 01:56 pm [ID# 1356237] [reply]
UtahUte72 icon NEW: I was really upset with how Obama handled healthcare, particularly when he had a compromise to be had.
UtahUte72 - Top 25 Poster -- Monday 7 May 2012, at 02:00 pm [ID# 1356242] [reply]
o NEW: Let's be honest, this same charge can be laid at Obama's feet. Ridiculous and extreme comments are always made from the left, but no one bats an eye. (nm)
311polo - -- Monday 7 May 2012, at 01:48 pm [ID# 1356232] [reply]
UtahUte72 icon NEW: Like Biden saying Romney wouldn't have OKd the raid on Bin Laden.
UtahUte72 - Top 25 Poster -- Monday 7 May 2012, at 01:57 pm [ID# 1356239] [reply]
o NEW: I think both sides screwed the pooch on the Bin Laden issue.
311polo - -- Monday 7 May 2012, at 02:21 pm [ID# 1356254] [reply]
UtahUte72 icon NEW: That's why I think it's wise for Mitt to stay out of the debate and let the outrage come from the military community.
UtahUte72 - Top 25 Poster -- Monday 7 May 2012, at 02:33 pm [ID# 1356262] [reply]
pangloss icon NEW: Taking your post out of context, I agree that "Romney wouldn't have OKd the raid" (loong)
pangloss - -- Monday 7 May 2012, at 03:05 pm [ID# 1356274] [reply]
UtahUte72 icon NEW: Nice job of Obama spin control.
UtahUte72 - Top 25 Poster -- Monday 7 May 2012, at 03:18 pm [ID# 1356283] [reply]
cbute icon NEW: I don't see how Romney changed his stance there. Maybe I'm just not liberal enough to read a change into what he said. (nm)
cbute - -- Monday 7 May 2012, at 03:20 pm [ID# 1356286] [reply]
pangloss icon NEW: I left out one of his quotes,
pangloss - -- Monday 7 May 2012, at 03:36 pm [ID# 1356297] [reply]
cbute icon NEW: I have no problem with Obama taking credit for the decision, but I don't like that it seems like he is trying to take credit for the whole capture and killing. (nm)
cbute - -- Monday 7 May 2012, at 06:16 pm [ID# 1356357] [reply]
o NEW: He said the same thing in both quotes, smh (short)
TexansUtes - -- Monday 7 May 2012, at 03:24 pm [ID# 1356288] [reply]
rbentz icon NEW: Ding ding ding!!! Red star for you. (nm)
rbentz - -- Monday 7 May 2012, at 02:10 pm [ID# 1356245] [reply]
o NEW: obama may not have been born in america
coolcoug - -- Monday 7 May 2012, at 01:43 pm [ID# 1356225] [reply]
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