Now he’s the official Republican Candidate for President of the United States.
But can he win?
“This man will not fail. This man will not let us down,” said Ann Romney his wife of more than 40 years. Hey, that’s a landmark right there. A handsome mega millionaire staying married that long, that’s rare today.
I give him credit.
Even with her kind words and dedication all the polls show President Obama ahead of Mitt especially with young women. In some polls the difference is down to 1 or 2 percent however.
She spoke of their marriage, about it not being so storybook. She made it clear that vast millions of dollars don’t seal the deal at home. In fact she spoke of being a regular family with five kids yelling at each other at home on cold rainy days not being so storybook.
She’s a plus for the party.
However the overall view I’ve seen watching the convention was kinda stiff. There really did seem to be a lack of confidence to win this thing. The party is forced to simply say we’ll fix the economy, just trust us.
Other issues are slim.
With very little talk of what was once the big thing, the dreaded TERRORISTS.
Sure Republicans want to put back some of the money cut from defense budgets and maybe that’s a good thing. The abortion question once again is a warm topic. And Mitt stands with the Republican Party line, no abortions unless it’s rape, incest or life threatening.
However you don’t hear much of anything new or exciting, just that Barack failed. More about cutting taxes here and there, but nothing earthshaking. From what I see it’s a bit weak. Mitt and company are simply counting on, “We’ve had enough of this guy Obama.”
The biggest news is the new boy…PAUL RYAN…the face of the party. It seems like he’ll run for president next time after Obama is out. He’s young, sharp, and likable. He could be THE MAN, and soon. I enjoyed him on the mornings he did the stock report during morning shows…very smart. I thought he would make a good running mate.
So the 42 year old Paul Ryan is the man of the hour.
The Wisconsin Congressman makes his speech tonight. It might be the highlight of this Tampa, Florida Convention. If everything goes the way it’s looking, Paul Ryan will run against Hillary Clinton four years from now if she chooses to run.
In fact, of all the commercials I’ve seen thus far, the one that sticks out is Bill Clinton‘s endorsement of Obama. While Bush Jr. was absent from much of the last election’s eyes, the Clintons are very much front stage.
Like him or not Billy is still the most popular president since John F. Kennedy.
That doesn’t mean he was the best, but he’s got that something. Bill is like a movie star, when he comes on camera all eyes go his way. I think if he could run again, he’d likely beat everyone, yes even with the scandal.
And on his watch all was well.
Hey, my Uncle Mort is sure Mitt wins. My pal Steve Kramer is convinced Romney will bring our economy back and fast. Me? There’s not much to dislike about Mitt Romney, I just don’t think he’s right for the job at this time.
I feel we’re headed back to normal with the economy, military, and life itself.
Barack Obama is far from perfect and he’s effected by being the President. He’s made some mistakes. But overall he is committed to leaving a strong legacy, more than most for the obvious reason.
Let’s hope part two for him is better for all of us.