Friday, May 11, 2007

Why I support Mitt.

This is in response to the rather immature comment made to one of my previous posts.

Billy G. asserted that I was a flip-flopper. I am. I am a flip-flopper. I've stated it in other posts, I'll state it again. If I am presented with compelling evidence, I am completely open to be convinced and persuaded to change my mind.

With that flip-flopping, I'm also accustomed to saying that I'm probably wrong about a lot of things. I really don't have any qualms with admitting things when I'm wrong and then immediately moving forward to make things right.

So, that's that. But, that still doesn't answer the question of why I openly support Mitt Romney, especially considering that I'm a Democrat.

I support Mitt in the context of: If I were voting in the Republican presidential primary (which I am not), I would vote for Mitt. So here are the reasons, in no particular order:

1. I know people who know Mitt personally. The personal stories they have told me about him have engendered me to him.
2. Religious bias. I'm a Mormon, as far as I know, Mitt is a Mormon in good-standing, I think he is a positive role model for my faith.
3. He's flexible. Mitt Romney has shown throughout his professional and educational career that he is keen, innovative and amiable. He's a very smart guy and Republicans should be proud to have such a strong candidate. His universal health care plan in Massachusetts is one great example of his ability to innovate and compromise.

So, that's that for now.

BTW, does anyone know who the new BYU-I College Dems Prez is? I'm in Portland and I would be back in the Burg till August.


Blake Roberts said...

I have no idea who the new President is, I'm out of state as well.

What are you still doing in Portland? You're on the summer fall track, shouldn't you be in school?

Randy Johnson said...

Hey Peter and Blake,
It's Randy Johnson. If any one of you hears who IS the college prez I would love to know. shot me an e-mail sometime at

Talk to you later.


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Jake said...

It's a little odd to see a post from the BYUI Democrat club supporting a Republican presidential candidate, but I suppose that's part of the inherent paradox in "BYU-Idaho College Democrats". There was actually a discussion on this weirdness on byooi, it's a choice Mormon Democrats have never been faced with before, kind of interesting.