As Saturday’s political cartoon Is There a (viable) Republican Candidate? suggested, it seems there’s some anti-Romney sentiment even within the party. When watching this past Friday’s Washington Week with Gwen Ifil, she used the expression “Anti-Romney Rubric” the implication being the party itself might prefer it had another front runner.
Last month, a regular reader and sometime guest poster Elle led me to an article in the New York Times, Two Romneys: Wealthy Man, Thrifty Habits. In this article, the comparison to Warren Buffet seemed clear to Elle and me as well. The article quotes Mitt as saying “Just because you can afford something doesn’t mean you should buy it.” He’s rich, for sure, but he’s not a show off. Not only doesn’t he own a plane, but he shoots for discount fares on Jet Blue as a regular means of travel.
We still have over ten months until election day, and I’m keeping an open mind so far. When comparing the candidates’ plans for the economy, it seems that Romney will seek moderate changes, a bit of tinkering. Others’ plans appear too radical to stand a chance. 9/9/9? Never happen. Ron Paul’s elimination of the individual tax, along with the federal reserve? I can’t see even his own party voting these radical changes into law.