Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney officially announced his intentions to seek the 2008 GOP nomination this morning during a press conference in Dearborn, Michigan. Based on his speech, Romney appears to be courting the hard-right.
I love America and I believe in the people of America. I believe in God and I believe that every person in this great country, and every person on this grand planet, is a child of God. We are all sisters and brothers. I believe the family is the foundation of America ? and that we must fight to protect and strengthen it. I believe in the sanctity of human life. I believe that people and their elected representatives should make our laws, not unelected judges. I believe we are overtaxed and government is overfed. Washington is spending too much money. I believe that homeland security begins with securing our borders. I believe the best days of this country are ahead of us…
He noted his family’s history, his father was Gov. of Michigan and helped to develop the Nash Rambler, his one forgettable term as Gov. of Massachusetts, cleaning up the Salt Lake Olympics in 2002 and his success as a venture capitalist as evidence for his qualifications.
Oh yeah, he’s also a Mormon, in case you haven’t heard. And still people wonder if, like with JFK’s Catholicism, that being a Mormon will impede his ability to lead this country. If anything will impede his ability to lead the country it’s that Romney has no backbone. He spent the past year-and-a-half as Gov. of Massachusetts out of the state launching his presidential campaign and leaving the state in the care of Lt. Gov. Kerry Healy. Now I agree that people can and should be able to change their minds, but just 12 years ago when he was running for the Senate against Ted Kennedy, Romney talked about what he stood for before the citizens of Massachusetts and it was 180 degrees different that what he stood for this morning. Apparently, he believes one thing to appeal to the “liberal” citizens of Tax-achusetts and something entirely different when running for the GOP nomination.
Oddly enough in the video below, Romney sounds like a standup guy and Kennedy looks like an idiot. Unfortunately, the Mitt Romney from 12 years ago isn’t running for the Office of the President.
The kicker of the announcement speech was his insistance that the Ford Hybrid is a giant step toward weaning this country off of gasoline and its pollutants.
Next to us is a Ford hybrid. It is the first giant step away from our reliance on the gasoline engine. It is already changing the world of transportation.
Yes, ladies and gentleman, Mitt Romney has never heard of the Toyota. The best-selling car company in America and the car company who has been developing hybrid engines for the past ten years, while the “innovative” Detroit three were busy pumping out gas-guzzling SUVs and figuring out ways to lose tons of money while laying off the employees Mitt hopes will vote for him.