Mitt Romney Is the Best Choice for Women & Children

romney ryanIt's interesting to revisit this question after blogging over the last year and watching the 2012 election campaigns unfold. Who is going to be the best candidate for women and children? For me, it's Mitt Romney. But that is because I consider the economy our biggest concern this go-around. And I think it's time to give a successful businessman the chance to run things for awhile. And as I've said before, I believe a rising tide lifts all boats.

There were times when I liked the Mitt Romney who ran Massachusetts better than the candidate. Back when it was okay to be a Republican and say you were pro-choice, pro-stem cell, and yeah, you cared if people could get health insurance or not. But I blame the process and not the person. How else does a moderate Republican get the nomination when the social conservatives have gummed up the process?

A lot of moderate moms might not feel good about voting for Romney if they believed he was going to be the guy at the top when abortion rights unraveled. Personally, I'm hoping he's going to be too busy turning the economy around and leave the fight over abortion to Congress and the states. And when the engine starts revving again, and people are busy working, that government intrusion into the bedroom will be relegated to the back burner. That's usually the way it works, isn't it? Hopefully, when jobs open up and the economy improves, women will stop being used as targets. Call me naive, but today's modern woman, as nuanced a thinker, as capable a breadwinner, and as fickle a voter as she is, is not going to stand by while legislators try to unravel rights we earned more than 40 years ago.

Looking back at this year, I think we moms learned a lot. For me, this blog helped me to stay informed and really consider my vote. A single mom, trying to pay the mortgage, trying to find paying work, and having to borrow money, I could relate to what was happening to our country and to a lot of my fellow moms. I realized firsthand, it's about downsizing and reconsidering priorities with a goal to a healthier financial future. I guess I just trust the Republican candidates more to do the same thing on a larger scale.

Once Jon Huntsman went by the wayside, I turned to Mitt Romney, and the more I listened to him talk about turning organizations around, the more I liked what I saw. And once the filter between Romney and the voters was removed, the way it was in the debates, Americans warmed up to him, too. 

As a moderate, I was surprised about how my resolve against re-electing Obama really strengthened over the course of the campaign. I just saw the Democrats and the press giving him a free ride when he was playing the very campaign tricks the social conservatives once had a lock on. Like trying to divide and distract women by trotting out social issues. I got mad and I think a lot of other women did, too.

Whoever is elected, let's hope the interest in the Moderate or Independent voice lives on past next Tuesday. Because most moderate moms seem to be saying our top concern is the economy; we want to feel like our government can protect us from threats from abroad, but we need to know we are not making ourselves vulnerable here on the home-front by being in such poor shape financially; we want to take care of our planet, but we need to develop energy independence; we want our kids to have a good education; and we want to feel good about our country again.

I don't have the answers but I think moms can define and tackle almost any problem when it involves their kids. I just hope they turn out in droves to vote next week! And that more of them will consider running for public office. And inspiring those kids, errr, I mean political parties to be nice and work harder to fix this country's problems! And yes, I admit it. I hope they vote for Romney.

 

2012 election, barack obama, abortion, economy, mitt romney, media

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Livin... LivinBlessed

Disagree:) If Romney will say whatever they tell him to say to elected, he will do whatever they tell him to do to get re-elected!

Amber Peerboom Mosher

I disagree :) I'd rather be the one to choose what I do with my own body, thank you. Not to mention the fact that Romney has already said verbatim that he will say whatever the voters want him to say to get into the White House.

nonmember avatar Leslie

But, Obama has flipped the economy over. Absolutely nobody could have turned around the worst recession since the 1930's in four years. And, it is getting better. If he had not made the decisions he had made, we would be worse off. So, my vote is squarely with Obama, because he supports working Americans. He has done an amazing job despite one of the worst do-nothing congresses ever. If you look at what he has accomplished, despite Republican congressmen saying that their number one priority is to keep him from a second term, then you can't help but be amazed. And, what has Romney proved, with his successful 'business'? He has proved that he can export jobs and make a lot of money for a few people. He has not built anything and he disavows his one great accomplishment- Romneycare. So, my vote is for a true American who supports other Americans and understands their problems and thinks deeply about ways to solve them. He will go down as one of the greatest presidents ever and I look forward to four more years!

bleed... bleedingheart8D

On what planet is Romney the best choice for women and children or anyone who isn't male or white for that matter.

nonmember avatar cindy grogan

The last "businessmen" we had in office were 1) Herbert Hoover and 2) Dubya. A Depression...and a near-Depression (only staved off by Obama's quick actions. Business and govt are two different things: the gov'ts role is to care for all citizens and do what's best; business' is to maximize profits. I also resent the fact that Romney won't reveal his tax returns, Mass gov records or SLC Olympic records. The dude has no core, no principles and only wants to be prez to beat his daddy's record.

fleur... fleurdelys3110

While you all live on your make believe planet where Obama is the greatest President ever, I'm going to stay right here, on Earth, and vote for Romney in the hopes that he can do what Obama cannot.

wamom223 wamom223

The sad thing I notice from these left leaning comments is that they obviously have no idea what is happening with the Libya situation.  The President made a bad call and instead of taking the heat he lied about it.  The economy isn't getting better and it wont with these policies.  Let Obamacare come in and watch the jobs in this country disappear like magic.  If the President can't even help his daughters with their math homework how is he suppose to deal with the difficult math of running our country.  By the way I thought I'd also mention today marks three and a half years with out the senate passing a budget.  If he can't get Reid to do the right thing how is he suppose to go across party lines?

nonmember avatar mamab

This is a joke right? I'm not a fan of Obama, but Romney is not a business man-he's a thief who has figured out the legal ins and out to robbing companies, dismantling them and outsourcing to China. He isn't going to help anyone but himself.

nonmember avatar IslandMomOf4

Romney will say anything you want to hear in order to win! Obama isn't a winner either but I'll vote for him, the lessor evil.

Akash... AkashaGermaine

This is just like when John Kerry ran against Bush. I voted for Bush knowiNguyen he was the lesser evil. I'll be voting for Obama this time for the same reason.

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