I’ve long been a critic of Governor Romney and frankly have lacked enthusiasm for his campaign. Tonight Mitt Romney changed my stance in a big way. On the debate stage in Denver I saw a man who wasn’t afraid to get specific and who wasn’t afraid to articulate conservative principles like States rights. My favorite moment in the debate is when President Obama asked Governor Romney to clarify that he wouldn’t raise taxes on the rich and Romney responded emphatically that he wouldn’t, the look on the President’s face was priceless.
I also appreciated how thoroughly Romney destroyed the liberal straw man that the media has been trying to build for the entire campaign. His policy approaches were pragmatic and he didn’t promise things he can’t deliver on. While the President seemed smug and irritated Romney seemed calm and confident. The difference in facial expressions and posture was also striking. Governor Romney was respectful but persistently kept his eyes on the President, while the President continued to make faces and look down. Governor Romney and Jim Lehrer also did a good job of keeping the debate focused on the big issues that matter. As a guilty pleasure I’ve been listening to post-debate analysis on MSNBC and they are complaining that more time wasn’t spent on the critical issues of Unions and abortion. This debate was one that the American people had the opportunity to watch two candidates express their opinions that effect us everyday, not the fluff the liberals think that they have an edge.
From this day forward I will no longer have to force myself to be a team player to support Romney, he can now count me as an enthusiastic supporter! I’ll start right now by going to his website and making a $250 contribution!