We all know Mitt Romney. He’s a business man, a Mormon, a husband and father and the former governor of Massachusetts. But that is all we really know. When it comes to policy and what Romney will do for our country, we know nothing.
Now that is nothing new to most of us, but now the right is starting to take notice:
Conservatives are increasingly worried that Mitt Romney’s vagueness about tax reform and other policy issues will be his downfall on Election Day.
Romney’s sympathizers are raising red flags, after he and his running mate repeatedly declined to provide details during a round of Sunday interviews about the loopholes he’d close to pay for large tax rate cuts.
“If you don’t start telling people what you believe — if you really do, in fact, believe in anything — and if you don’t start telling people, yes, these are the tax exemptions that we’re going to get taken care of … unless you have somebody that’s willing to do that, Romney’s going to lose,” said conservative Joe Scarborough on his MSNBC show Monday. “The Romney people think they can run a Bob Dole campaign, a John McCain campaign … Republicans do not win by running these types of campaigns.”
And here’s a striking endorsement from Ohio Governor, John Kasich:
Kasich, meanwhile, said almost nothing positive about Romney in our conversations, other than to say his life would be better with a president who would get the federal government out of his way. “He says he’s got a 53-point plan or whatever, I don’t know,” was Kasich’s rousing endorsement of the Romney agenda.
Why doesn’t Romney lay out his plan? My only guess can be that he doesn’t have one. That’s also going to be Romney’s downfall.
In the upcoming weeks we have debates between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama taking place. These debates generally focus on a lot of policy type questions. We already know what President Obama wants to do, so all he has to do is reiterate his plans. Mitt, on the other hand, has told us nothing. People are going to see this during the debates and really start second guessing him.
Of course this is also symbolic of Mitt Romney. He has already projected that his campaign is based upon entitlement, as in his own. He feels he is entitled to be the President, because he is that rich brat that got everything he wanted. That isn’t the case when it’s up to the public collective to decide and right now all they got to go on is that Mitt isn’t the other guy.
I would really hope that Mitt does lay out some actual policy. If he doesn’t win, it would still be good to hear his ideas, which may still be able to be incorporated. But Mitt won’t do that. Instead he will only give his plans if he wins, not before. That’s a real patriotic attitude there.