Let Me Repeat: Vote for Mitt; a Vote for Santorum is a Vote for Obama

Mitt Romney is uniquely qualified to lead our nation.

As I’ve said before, he has turned around many an enterprise, and that’s what we need now. A US government turnaround.

Economic problems will come over the next four years. We already have one junior Senator with no executive experience occupying the Oval Office. Electing a second just seems silly. Meanwhile, Mitt Romney was a successful Massachusetts governor and leader of the Olympics. He led businesses in trouble and got them on the right path. He makes organizations more efficient, and he knows how the economy works. He’s criticized by Santorum as not being conservative enough. Ironically he was plenty conservative for Santorum four years ago when Santorum whole-heartedly endorsed Mitt (post-Romneycare). Romney is plenty conservative, and Ann Coulter, who is very conservative, says Romney is the only true conservative in the race.

We need someone who’s fiscally responsible. Mitt balanced budgets. Santorum busted budgets, voting to raise the debt ceiling without accompanying cuts. He voted for more earmarks than you can shake a stick at, including the bridge to nowhere. While Mitt was working in the private sector, Santorum was taking more money from lobbyists than his Senate cohorts and doling out favors in the K Street Project. He’s no Washington outsider, unless you count the fact his own state rejected his re-election bid by 18 points and made him leave. And I’ve come to the conclusion you just can’t trust him. Witness his latest calls to democrats to come and vote for him in the GOP primary, his special treatment while in the Senate, his seeking reimbursement from Pennsylvania for his kids’ education while they lived in Virginia. It’s all about putting Rick first.

We’re starting to hear about the possibility of $10 a gallon gas. What will that do to the economy? Does Rick Santorum know how to fix it? Mitt does. What would happen if Greece defaulted on its loans? Does Rick know? Mitt does. Can we trust Rick to cut into a $15 trillion national debt? Not if past is prologue. And we know it is. This may be the biggest security issue to face our country in the next few years, and Rick has shown a special propensity to spend, not cut, even when in violation of his principles. Yes, he “takes one for the team,” but right now we need true courage, not people who will go along with the crowd. Meanwhile I know Mitt’s family. I’ve spent plenty of time with them and have had a chance to hang out with him on occasion. They’re very good people. Mitt cares about people. He pays 16% of his sizable income to charity, 60% more than a traditional tithe. He’s honest. He’s funny. He wants to help. He doesn’t need to be president, but he’s willing to serve. He’s the kind of leader we need, not someone who needs the job to maintain their position of being able to suck off the government.

Obama is at serious risk of losing in his re-election bid. But not to Santorum. There have been many articles just on this site listing the many reasons Santorum will not win independents in the general election. Meanwhile, if Michigan votes for him because it doesn’t know or chooses to ignore Rick’s faults, it will extend the GOP race and cost our nominee millions in unnecessary dollars that could have been used to fight Obama, whose war chest will be full. Debating also matters. He proved in the many debates he can’t play defense and he can’t beat Obama in a debate one on one.

Our nation is mostly center-right. The far left will vote for the democrat. The far right will vote for the republican. The people in the middle will select our next president, and they’ll lean to the right, but not if Santorum is the nominee. He keeps attacking separation of church and state and saying things like pre-natal testing of babies is immoral (because it might lead to an abortion) and wanting people to attend college is snobbery. These are not middle-right positions. These are positions most Americans don’t support. That’s why the politicians who really want to defeat Obama support Mitt, and nearly none support Rick.

We’re getting to where this race is critical. The polls give me confidence Arizona will do the right thing Tuesday. Michigan must as well. Make the calls. Tell your friends in Arizona and Michigan: get out and vote for Mitt Romney, the only qualified candidate in the race. Put Rick Santorum away for good, so we can put Obama away for good. We need to get this done, now. If you don’t know if Mitt’s the right choice, trust me. I can tell you from first-hand experience he is.

UPDATE from Ross:

About Paul Johnson:

Paul Johnson is an attorney for venture capitalists and their portfolio companies by day, husband and father of three teenage boys by night. He’s an avid supporter of Mitt Romney for president and, as a graduate of Brigham Young University, a BYU football and basketball fan. Paul also enjoys competing in triathlons. Because he’s in the “Clydesdale” (over 200 lb.) class, he has even had podium finishes from time to time. Paul also has the distinction of being a big enough U2 fan to be willing to travel to Dublin to see them in their native environment.

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6 Responses to Let Me Repeat: Vote for Mitt; a Vote for Santorum is a Vote for Obama

  1. AfricansforRomney says:

    Please, please, MI VOTE Gov Romney! Let’s not drag this out any further. VOTE MITT!
    Take your pets, vote as much as you can, play by Demos vote game book-CHEAT :-)

    Romney=Super qualified Leader!!

  2. Alice says:

    Rick Santorum is sending out automated phone messages encouraging Michigan Democrats to vote against his rival Mitt Romney in Tuesday’s GOP primary.Romney is calling the phone calls “a dirty trick.”
    Santorum is shrugging off Romney’s criticism, telling Fox News that he is trying to attract the Democratic voters he’ll need in a general election campaign.The “robocall” going around Monday says Democrats should send “a loud message” to Romney by voting for Santorum. The message says it’s supported by “hard-working Democratic men and women” and paid for by the Santorum campaign.Romney tells Fox News that the robocall sounds like it’s coming from organized labor and Democrats, and he says the effort is confusing people and deceptive. Romney calls it “a new low” in the campaign

  3. Alice says:

    attract Democratic voters??
    they may vote for him today, but even an idiot know they will vote for Obama in the general election.

  4. GitchiGummiPress says:

    A shout out to VIC. Nice job on all your articles and postings! Hot off the press a new video.
    Santorum the Enemy Within – http://www.youtube.com/user/GichiGumiPress?feature=mhee

  5. Frozone says:

    @Alice

    Spot on. If you think GOP primary voters have been fickle, wait till you see what these Dems do.

    They may be “for” Santorum in the spring, but definitely for Obama in the fall.

    This just shows what a fool Santorum is. This tactic is not born of strength, but of desperation and weakness for both Santorum and team Obama.

  6. ccr says:

    Santorum does NOT really care about the fiscal condition of our country. For him to think he has anywhere near the expertise/experience of Romney to manuever through this economic mess we are in (and yes, Santorum was a part of creating!), is foolish and arrogant.

    With his willing teaming up with the likes of Michael Moore and the Dems………he’s showing his naivite`, his ignorance or his total arrogance.
    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2012/02/28/michael_moore_a_lot_of_my_democratic_friends_will_vote_for_santorum.html “…..the longer this drags out, the worse it is for Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum and the best it is for Barack Obama.”

    Santorum is a EGO laden guy since he’s NOT on the VA or DC ballot, or full slate of delegates eligible in more than one state.