ChewDawg wrote:I don't care about what they say to become president---I care about what they do as president.
I understand your point, but what they say to become president generally provides some insight as to how they act as president. I really have no idea how Romney would govern. Would he focus on economic issues and make rationale decisions to balance government and industry, or would he pursue a staunchly conservative agenda? Would he gut federal agencies, as he's indicated during the campaign? The federal health reform law is based on the Mass. health reform law passed by Romney. The governor is now rabidly opposed to health care reform. Would a Romney presidency mean 4-8 years of no action on health care? Would he weaken environmental regulations? Would he pursue an aggressive foreign policy towards Russia? Would he start a war with Iran?
I don't doubt Romney would adapt well to the political environment in Washington. I just don't know which Romney would show up...the moderate governor of Massachussetts, or the most right-wing man on the planet, as he's currently portraying himself.
Good analysis on Carter, by the way.