Tuesday, October 23, 2007



I guess as your typical GOP primary voter, your Mittiot has gotten all caught up in the struggle for the Social Conservatives like most of the bloggers, etc. Your main Mittiot, here, pronounced his trust in Mitt (having met him and listened to the guy, personally, in small group settings - which, I dare say, if you do once, you'll not need to do again. . . Mitt Romney radiates optimism, confidence, and capability), and I want others to trust him, as well, as the pro-family guy he obviously is. BUT, I was reminded today while searching the web for all things Romney that Mitt's truest strength is his business experience.

When you get right down to it, government is first and foremost a business. The central government's "Mission Statement" rests atop the Constitution, as in: "We the people. . more perfect union. . . justice, domestic tranquillity, common defense, GENERAL welfare, liberty, etc, etc." In essence, there are "shareholders" (you and I), a Board of Directors (Congress), a Chief Executive (the Chief Executive), and the minions necessary (or not) to carry out the "Mission."

Ideas are certainly important, but not more important than an understanding of leadership and organizational structure and incentive and watching the bottom-line. All things absolutely necessary in the corporate world, but often found lacking in the public/political world. In short, D.C. government is the largest business of all.

Now, you may some how doubt Mitt's support for the unborn (I do not). You may some how doubt Mitt's stance regarding gay marriage (I do not). BUT, THERE IS NO DOUBTING THAT MITT ROMNEY HAS THE CORPORATE BACKGROUND NECESSARY TO RUN THE BUSINESS THAT IS GOVERNMENT. No other candidate (republican or democrat) comes close.

There was a "typical" article your Mittiot came across at the Campaigns&Elections website (I've linked to it via TeamRomney.com). Now, I say typical, because I've read the same thing many times re: Mitt at various Economic Club luncheons and Chamber get togethers. Your Mittiot has blogged about it before, in fact, and that's Mitt's absolute comfort in discussing the tenants of macro and micro economics. Formally degreed in business coupled with "real world" experience, Romney shines.

This is Romney's truest strength. And at the federal level this matters immensely - whether executing the steps necessary to protect our borders, our families, or our economy.

~ so sayeth the Mittiot

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Monday, October 22, 2007



. . . while flipping through the channels - Your Mittiot doesn't waste his time on the second class "news" channels like MSNBC. . . when sportscasters become "learned pundits" by changing the countdown from football and tennis to foreign affairs and economic policy - then the bottom of the barrel has truly been scraped. Chris Matthews, on the other hand, I've always thought a pretty descent guy (in spite of his liberal leanings). But his unabashed, single-minded, hunt to bring Mitt Romney down is beneath even the title of "newsman," and has sucked any "respect" from the soul of this lil' political science professor.

A quest for all you Mittiots and non-Mittiots alike: Find me ONE thing, ONE THING, that Chris Matthews has said positive about Romney. Show me where he has given Mitt credit for being a success by anyone's standards. Show me just an inkling of the respect that Mitt Romney has MOST DEFINATELY earned. Until your Mittiot sees the notated quote, he will - from this day forward - continue to refer to the subject at hand as "Putz Matthews." AND, referring to Mitt's "chiseled looks," doesn't count - especially when it's followed up by, "he seems fake. . ."

By the by, the part I caught was Matthews on the proverbial high horse giving Romney a dressing down about his answer to the "28% not voting for a Mormon." First, is Matthews really so stupid as to believe that many if not all those 28% are actually considering the Mormon issue, and NOT the fact that the ONLY candidate in the race who is Mormon is the REPUBLICAN, Mitt Romney. Do you think for a minute, that maybe, just maybe, this media driven "issue" is more about partisan politics and Romney getting elected than a Mormon in the Oval Office. Could that be? Is that possible, Chris, or ahhh, "Putz"?

Romney's line about 28% actually referring to Harry Reid and his being a Mormon was a good answer, that Putz fell right into. The fact that, "most Americans do not know Harry Reid is a Mormon. . ." as Putz so aptly put it, is exactly why being a Mormon is not an issue except to the Media, and Hufficrats. If being a Mormon were so high on the list of issues that voters cannot seem to get past, why is it that "NO ONE KNOWS HARRY REID IS A MORMON?" If it's so on the minds of us common folk, just how could the highest ranking Senator have "snuck" through. . . Answer us all that one.

For just a teaser, here's a fine example of Matthews in action:

JOHN MCCAIN: I'm sorry you brought it up, because I have to quickly say, what I said about the flag in South Carolina was an act of cowardice on my part.

MATTHEWS: Well, what's he doing? What's Romney doing? He has flipped on everything. Well, I don't want to put the words in my mouth [you just did, Chris.] If he's pro-choice in Massachusetts to get elected, now he's pro-life to win a national Republican referendum, what is he?

MCCAIN: I think that's for the voters to determine, but think we all run on our record. I am a proud, conservative Republican. There are other conservative Republicans in the race. I don't lay claim to the mantle. I do lay claim to the strength of my credentials and knowledge and background on national security issues which I think is the transcendent challenge of our time. Radical Islamic extremism. I'm the most prepared. I believe at least my qualifications I hope have earned me the voters' consideration.

[Complete Story Here]

NO, I'm not really going to continue to refer to Chris matthews as Putz Matthews - but the point has been made. And, the challenge is still there.

~ so sayeth the Mittiot.

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Just a quick one to, again, slam the Media who keep noting "Romney cannot get the support of Christian/Social Conservatives, blah, blah, blah. . ." well, HA! you're wrong. Now, who's got the cojones to admit it?

Dr. John Willke Endorses Mitt Romney
Monday, October 22, 2007 11:28 AM
By: Newsmax Staff
The doctor known as the founder of the pro-life movement has endorsed former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney in his bid for the Republican presidential nomination.
Dr. John Wilke, an original member of Senator Sam Brownback's Exploratory Committee, has thrown his support to Romney in the wake of Senator Brownback's withdrawal from the race.
"Unlike other candidates who only speak to the importance of confronting the major social issues of the day, Governor Romney has a record of action in defending life," Dr. Willke said. "Every decision he made as governor was on the side of life. I know he will be the strong pro-life president we need in the White House, Governor Romney is the only candidate who can lead our pro-life and pro-family conservative movement to victory in 2008."
Dr. Willke's fervent support should help erase doubts about Romney's commitment to the pro-life cause, which has been questioned due to his former position in support of abortion when he was governor of Massachusetts.

~ so "told you so" the Mittiot

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Sunday, October 21, 2007


. . . it's the same ol' same ol', but not a repeat!


Once again, Romney proves he is the principled choice for the GOP. And, once again, the Media refuses to give him the credit due. Here's the headline from CNN: Romney wins straw poll at Values Voters Summit. And, here's the analysis:

"It's hard to gauge how big a victory this is for Romney because we're not entirely sure whether these voters represent the larger Christian conservative constituency," CNN senior political analyst Bill Schneider said.

"Romney won the Ames, Iowa, straw poll in August by spending a lot of money. We don't know how much of an organizational effort was behind this victory," he said.

"Romney's true acceptability to Christian conservatives will not become clear until we see how he does in January in the Iowa Republican caucuses and the South Carolina Republican Primary.

"But the results suggest that being a Mormon may be a barrier for winning the support of Christian conservatives," Schneider said. [emphasis, mine]

What the? Romney wins the straw poll, but the "results suggest that being a Mormon will be a barrier. . ." You're joking, right? What the heck kind of analysis is that?

And, your Mittiot would be remiss if he didn't report the "FOX KNOX". Your Mittiot was watching thee FOX today and the setup by the anchor to the panel was something along the lines of: "Mitt Romney won the Values Voters Straw Poll, AND RECEIVED THE ENDORSEMENTS OF BOB JONES III AND DON WILTON (see blog below), it seems Mitt Romney is quickly becoming the Social Conservative's choice. . . (I'm paraphrasing)". And the response from the panel was: "Nope, no way - these were just Internet votes - Huckabee is the real choice. . . They'll never support a Mormon. . . He's well organized, but he's not the conservatives choice. . ." something like that. . . which is just a bunch of HOOEEE. Not one of the "panelists" took into consideration the FACT that Bob Jones and Don Wilton have each ALREADY ENDORSED MITT. No Internet cloak, no Mormon question still out there. These guys - REAL LIFE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVES - have endorsed our man Mitt. . . it sure is becoming the same 'ol, same 'ol. . .

~so sayeth the Mittiot, what say you FOX?

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