By Tom Quiner
Mitt Romney can fix our broken economy.
That’s the big impression I’m left with from the Republican National Convention.
We know Obama can’t. He’s had a chance. He’s failed.
I know, I know. It’s really all Bush’s fault. And those darn Republicans are liars. And you know what, things are really starting to get better, just give us four more years to finish the job. And Republicans only care about the rich. And Romney killed a woman. And he’s hiding something since he won’t release his tax returns.
A lot of folks are sick of Mr. Obama’s pathetic excuses. They see them for what they are: blame-shifting to compensate for his inability to turn around the country; and as a smokescreen to mask that America grows weaker every day under his presidency.
The big impression is that Mitt Romney is an amazingly accomplished guy. He’s created wealth, lots of it for lots of people. He’s fixed broken businesses and made them profitable again, while saving jobs … and creating more jobs.
He knows business. That is a huge attribute.
He even fixed a very broken Olympics. Regardless of party affiliation, Mitt Romney has an impressive resume’.
He knows success, and that is a good thing, not a bad thing as suggested by the envious on the Left. A lot of Americans are uncomfortable with Mr. Obama’s war on success. Americans are ready to go back to work again and get their lives restarted, and they know that will only happen if they put someone in the White House who knows how to press the buttons that create jobs.
Obama’s idea of bigger government, more entitlements, more regulations, and a sneering regard for the productive has created perpetual stagnation, which hapless liberals are calling the “new normal.”
They said the same thing when Jimmy Carter was in office.
Ronald Reagan proved them wrong. So will Mitt Romney.
I came away with something else from this week’s RNC: I respect Mr. Romney’s values. By all accounts, he is an outstanding husband and father. (For the record, I believe the same of Barack Obama and very much respect him for that.)
But there’s more. Mitt Romney is a giver, and he doesn’t like to broadcast his acts of charity and compassion to make him look good. In other words, he seems to keep his ego checked, unlike his preening opponent.
I am not comfortable with the Mormon religion. I am very comfortable with Mormon values. Frankly, I wish more Americans had their values. I’ve known many Mormons and have had some as clients over the years. I have been universally impressed with their decency, integrity, and family values.
I can’t the same of the followers of the Reverend Jeremiah Wright.
The big impression: Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan will make a great team in creating prosperity for America. I am proud of this ticket. Even more, I am optimistic for America if they win the election.