I have opinions. Lots of them. And they don’t necessarily represent my church or my employer. And expressing them is a major portion of what this blog is about.
So . . .
I’ve made no secret of the fact that I’m backing Mitt Romney for the presidency of the United States. I’m a very serious conservative, leaning libertarian on economic matters, so — for that and other reasons — I absolutely cannot support Barack Obama.
And, for reasons too numerous to name, I cannot vote for Newt Gingrich. Never. Ever.
Rick Santorum is somebody I could support. But I would prefer not to.
I like Ron Paul, personally. I’m broadly but deeply sympathetic to his views on a very restricted role for government. But I’m deeply uncomfortable with much of what he has to say about foreign policy.
That leaves me with Mitt Romney.
But it’s not only negative reasons that impel me to support Governor Romney. I’ve been hearing remarkably positive things about Mitt Romney from people who know him very well — both Mormon and non-Mormon — since at least the time he first ran for the governorship in Massachusetts. For some reason, I know several such people. And their admiration has often seemed to border on awe or reverence. Such things began to catch my attention, and I’ve been a backer for a long time.
I’m probably more ideologically conservative than he is, more libertarian-inclined. But the notion of competence in a political leader is very, very attractive to me. (It’s been something of a rarity in my lifetime.)
Anyway, I’ll probably blog more about the presidential race as time goes on.
In the meantime, though, I would like to encourage those who are in a position to do so, and who share my sentiments toward Governor Romney, to spend an hour or two or three making calls for him prior to the Arizona and Michigan primaries on Tuesday. I’ve done it, and it’s quite easy.
If you’re anywhere near Utah Valley, you can make such calls from his Utah headquarters. They’re located at 1120 South 1350 West, in Orem, Utah — on the western side of I-15 (that is, opposite UVU), behind the Holiday Inn Express and across the street from 5 Buck Pizza. If you wish, you can call Jordan, at Romney headquarters, at 801-900-3149 for instructions.
Seriously. This is painless. I’m going to try to put in a little time tomorrow, myself. But every time I’ve been there, there have been vacant places. More people are needed.
If you’re not near Utah Valley, you can actually place calls from home, with the help of a computer site. I suppose that “Jordan” (at 801-900-3149) could tell you how to do so. There may also be instructions on the Romney campaign website. I haven’t done this, myself. (I live only a few minutes away from the Utah Valley Romney headquarters.)
Anyhow, please give it a thought. Volunteers are needed.