Saturday, September 1, 2012

Romney: What he didn't say….

Hey, I'm going to vote for President Obama again. Romney didn't convince me, there was no chance that would happen…

I'm not going to try to convince you about Romney, you make your own decision based on your own self-interest and how you perceive the best interests of our nation.

There was a lot Romney didn't say when he accepted the Republican nomination.

I honor him for loving his family. He talked about family a lot. He allocated only about 200 words in his 37-minute speech to statements of his proposed policies.

I acknowledge his success at Bain. Some other people and companies affected by Bain's operations weren't so successful. Anyway, I look at the performance of top business leaders in the last half dozen years and I'm pretty sure that "business experience" isn't a no-brainer, slam-dunk qualification to be president, it's more like a screaming no-no….you think about the managers and bosses and business leaders you know, are they accumulating experience that's preparing them for the White House?

As far as I could tell, the only new thing Romney said Thursday night was "repeal and replace Obamacare," instead of his former party-line "replace Obamacare on Day One."

Here's what Romney didn't say Thursday night:

He didn't say how—not even a hint—he would achieve his short list of politically-correct promises about jobs, energy, education, trade, balanced budget…..

He didn't say how he will balance the needs and desires of the Tea Party folks with the needs and desires of the rest of us.

He didn't say how he would take steps to slow down the human-caused degradation of our planet and our environment, and he forgot to mention that the children and grandchildren in all our families are going to have to live on this planet for the rest of their lives.

He didn't say why it's a good idea to extend tax breaks for the very wealthy instead of asking them to pay more of their fair share for the government services that all of us want.

He didn't say how he would do health care reform any better than we've done it so far.

What's on Romney's mind? Your guess is as good as mine….

A previous thought about the convention...

A previous thought about Gov. Christie....

That's right, more taxes....

E. J. Dionne on "the real Romney"

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