In what has turned out to be a highly fluid GOP race, you will have a big say in who becomes the next president of the United States. For the first time in years, voters in all 50 states will have a strong voice, not just the voters in a few lucky early primary states. This is a wonderful opportunity--but it brings an important responsibility. Voters cannot afford to base their votes on reading a couple of newspaper articles or watching a debate or two. Instead it is critical to take some time to research the background and positions of the top candidates.
Before you cast your critical vote, please take a moment to ponder these 5 important facts about Mitt Romney:
1) Mitt leads an examplary personal life:
- Mitt married his high school sweetheart, Anne, and has stayed loyal to her their entire married life.
- Mitt's wife, Anne, was diagnosed with MS in 1998. Mitt has stood by her side during her difficult challenges.
- Mitt and Ann have raised five outstanding sons, each of whom loves their father and is living a responsible life. All have worked hard to help their Dad with his campaign.
- Mitt is a man of faith. He has spent many hours volunteering in his church and tries hard to live a moral life.
- Mitt is an extremely hard worker and is willing to do what it takes to get things done.
- After graduating at the top of his class from both Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School, Mitt had a highly successful career as a management consultant. The focus of his work was to to help the world's largest corporations improve the efficiency of their operations.
- Mitt founded Bain Capital, currently one of the world's most successful investment firms. Bain is largely responsible for the success of Staples, Brookstone, and Dominos Pizza. While at Bain, part of Mitt's job was to help struggling businesses become financially successful. He had much success doing this. Many of the struggling companies Mitt helped became very profitable and have now become household names.
- Mitt volunteered his skills (taking no paycheck) to help rescue the 2002 Winter Olympics from financial crisis. As the CEO of the 2002 Organizing Committee, Mitt managed the overall operations of the Olympics, including thousands of volunteers and a multimillion dollar budget.
- When Mitt took over the Olympics, they were millions of dolllars in debt. By the time the 2002 games concluded, the Games had a 100 million dollar surplus and were declared by many to be one of the most successful Olympic games in history.
- During the Olympics Mitt was able to build strong diplomatic ties with the leaders of many foreign countries. If he becomes president these relationships will help him create more effective foreign policies.
- In the most liberal state in the US, Mitt governed as a conservative his entire term.
- Mitt balanced the budget every year in office.
- Mitt designed and implemented a revolutionary health plan that uses private insurance (not taxpayer funded government insurance) to ensure that every citizen in the state of Massachusetts is covered.
- Mitt opposed abortion.
- Mitt opposed same-sex marriage in a state whose Supreme Court tried to implement it.
- Mitt made 100 promises to Massachusetts voters when he was campaigning. Before he left office he had fulfilled every single promise.
- What matters most in an election is what the candidate will do in office. Do you really know what Mitt plans to do?
- Please take a moment to read Mitt's detailed plan for what he will do if elected our president.
IS MITT ROMNEY PERFECT? NO, LIKE THE REST OF US HE HAS HIS FLAWS. BUT WHEN CLOSELY EXAMINING HIS PERSONAL LIFE, PROFESSIONAL LIFE, VOLUNTEER WORK, AND GOVERNMENT SERVICE, IT IS CLEAR THAT MITT ROMNEY IS AN OUTSTANDING CANDIDATE WORTHY OF OUR VOTES.