Skip to comments.Why the GOP Should Fear a Romney Presidency
Posted on 10/24/2012 10:50:04 PM PDT by Beaten Valve
What kind of president would Mitt Romney be? And what should we expect from Barack Obama's second term? To answer these questions, I'll draw on the work of Yale political scientist Stephen Skowronek, who has argued that presidents' fortunes depend on how they establish their political legitimacy in the particular circumstances under which which they assume power.
In this essay, I'll discuss the prospects for a Romney presidency; in the next, I'll discuss the second term of an Obama presidency.
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What I fear is four more years of Zero!
“Part of Romney’s problem is that the Republican Party’s policy solutions seem — at least outside the ranks of the faithful — increasingly ideological and out of touch. No matter what conditions the nation faces, the Republican prescription is to lower taxes, increase defense spending, and weaken the social safety net. These ideas may have made sense in the 1980s. But by 2012, they seem as irrelevant as the Democratic Party’s arguments must have seemed to many Americans in 1979.”
All I know is, electing a president who can hide behind a race card to escape impeachment is the worst possible thing ever to happen to America.
pure 100% unadulturated bull hockey
The Atlantic - stopped reading right there.
I’m certain it’s all rubbish.
I think Romney won’t be able to keep many of his promises.
I think his first priority will be to get the budget deficits under control and he is going to have to expend a lot of political capital to get the entitlement and defense cuts.
However, he can do a lot to help the economy by just rolling back a lot of the Obama regulations and doing everything possible to promote energy independence, which will create thousands of high paying jobs.
I think if Romney went all-in just on concentrating on energy development, that will have a massive multiplier effect.
I don’t think he will be able to roll back Obamacare, but he could probably make a deal with the Democrat Senate to reform the more unpopular parts and keep the rest.
As far as I am concerned, I am just happy that Obama won’t be able to appoint anymore federal judges.
If he can get the tax cuts, I will be more happy, but I am not counting on it.
Utter drivel lacking even so much as an adequate left margin.
You know the libs are fully expecting to get thrashed when
they grudgingly acknowledge the possibility of a Republican
win.. but, disregard its real likelihood.
Before the first debate the idea was utterly inconceivable.
No one knows what Romney’s politics are, America will just have to wait and learn them as they are revealed.
Barry has to go.
He cannot possibly be worse for America than a neo-anti-colonialist in the WH for a second term.
Romney can NOT be not worse than the “Flavor Flav” of Chicago HoodsRAts running Washington D.C...
A foreign exchange student(Obama) skating thru the hallowed halls of Harvard and Columbia probably on the down-low and so far over his head as a President.. Scoop Dog would be a better President.. Assuming a position he is not qualified for.. personally suited for.. or even intellectually capable of..
And the main stream media assuming the position of a sheep to a horny Sand Monkey.. America has gone completely crazy.. Eye rolling drooling retarded..
America has become a cartoon.. Toontown..
And I AM not amused..
I AM REPOSTING BECAUSE 100% OF ALL FREEPERS NEED TO VOTE ROMNEY/RYAN THIS NOVEMBER. To all the FR bloggers that have posted that they wont be voting this election. Romney might not have been your 1st choice but for Gods sake do what you need to do to get Obama out of the role of Americas commander in chief. In the final debate with Romney and his opponent: Obama looked to me like he was seething with hate for Romney. To Obama, Romney represents conservatives, republicans, Tea Party members, and all who oppose him. Thats what I saw...a man who hates not only Romney but more than half of America. Romney did not show this hate back to Obama but did talk to him in a stern voice like when he talked to him concerning his apology tour. It wasnt hate but it was like a man correcting another who is in error. Striking contrast how Obama spoke with such hatred, attacks, a petulant face, an angry stare. God save America from this hateful man. Do your duty America, vote Obama out of office.
The only thing I would add is “puckey.” Bulls don’t play “hockey.”
Thanks for the laugh. The kid who wrote this piece is going nowhere.
Great post! I’m pretty much in agreement with your take. I’m not expecting miracles from Romney, but I think he’ll roll back the worst of the Obama policies, and restore confidence to the private sector in the process. It’s not perfect, but it’s a start.
Why not, I wonder? The House will definitely vote to repeal. If there is a GOP-majority Senate, every candidate that I'm aware of has pledged to vote for repeal and McConnell has said he'll get it done (and that he only needs 51 votes to do it).
With a GOP Congress, why wouldn't Romney be able to rollback Obamacare?