Jon Beydler is a 32-year Valley resident and the former mayor of
Fountain Hills who now lives in Chandler.
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Wait until the cite neo-cons tear into your piece! George Romney was proven right. Vietnam was a mistake, one based upon the false "domino" theory supported by a lie, the Gulf of Tonkin incident. Today we see that Iraq was a mistake, one based upon false reports of ties between al Qaeda and Hussein, based uponfalse reports of meetings between agents and weapons of mass destruction. The mistake of Vietnam was made by a Democrat, LBJ. The mistake of Iraq was made by a Republican, Bush 43.
As always, I plan to vote for the best man, the man whose past experiences indidate wisdom beyond his years, and an ability to form consensus. George Romney would have been the better pick in 1964. John McCain would have been the better pick in 2000. John Kerry would have been the better pick in 2004. Barack Obama was the better pick in 2008. Mitt Romney or his fifth cousin John Huntsman, Jr. could be the best picks in 2012. We'll have to wait and see.
With this column, you might have convinced me to vote for Mitt Romney. The problem is that the Democrats already have a d - very good candidate. However I think Romney, if he gets the nod, will represent the Republican ticket in a way they can be proud of. Nice picture, Jon. [smile]
Mitt Romney is a..............R.I.N.O........a Republican In Name Only..........his Republican Presidention Nominee aspirations are = D.I.T.W.........Dead In the Water......[wink]
Anyone who thinks John Kerry is the best candidate for anything should be summarily dismissed.
You are a Neo-con registered as a Republican. You are not a conservative.
Looking back over the time from 2005 to 2009, list W's accomplishments and tell me how he did better on those than Kerry would have! I would vote for W as dog catcher, that's about it!
I'll start the list here: Iraq, Afghanistan, the economy, promotion of peace in Palesine, education [no child left behind was Laura's idea]
Mitt is better than most of the rest of my fellow Conservatives and Neo-cons masarading as Conservatives. I think John Huntsman might be better. Let's see if the Neo-cons can find someone to support who does not step into a noose laid by themselves.
Oh My Gawd......how can someone even compare ...President George W. Bush with a....Vietnam Anti-War ..."Hanoi-Jane Fonda" hugging... Military Medal-descecrating...Liberal/Progressive like .....John..."I wanna be a Kennedy"...Kerry ! ! !
I was not familiar with Huntsman’s name until I saw his face and recognized that I have seen him interviewed by Charley Rose. The interview was some time ago, though I do remember being interested in his stories about living in China and our future trade relationship with Asia. I was also very impressed that he speaks fluent Mandarin. It will be interesting to see how he presents himself as a candidate for president.
Just about everything this administration is doing is killing small businesses. Small businesses did nothing to cause the financial meltdown in 2008, yet they are being treated to new regulations that hurt their ability to compete globally and add value. And at a time of historic low interest rates, the private cost of capital is at an all-time high.
A recent study reported that 8% of the people directly advising Obama have actual business experience. This is compared to all of the previous presidents (democrat & republican) having 50-60% of their direct advisors with substantial business experience. Romney's the guy if you want someone that understands business, not just organizing a community.
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