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Does Mitt Romney have any core values? Why do you think he is running for Presi

  1. Peter Leeper profile image79
    Peter Leeperposted 5 years ago

    Does Mitt Romney have any core values?  Why do you think he is running for President?

  2. bworthington profile image60
    bworthingtonposted 5 years ago

    Yes, I do believe that Willard Romney does have core values.  He values money.

    I believe he is what we think he is in regards to his preference for being around others who are just like him, but not nearly as comfortable around everyday Americans.

    The reality is, Willard has never known what it is like to struggle, not even a little bit.  All the stories Ann tells about them living modestly during and after college gloss over the fact that they were surviving by selling shares of stock that Willard's father had given him.  THAT is not how true middle class families get by.

    Willard is running for President for one reason: his ego.  Willard believes that he is entitled to the Oval Office and that he is entitled to the position: President of the United States of America.

    And while many people will never vote for Obama, he has yet to actually EARN the votes of a majority of the people he seeks to lead.

    1. duffsmom profile image60
      duffsmomposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      The Kennedy men never knew what it was to struggle financially but they were considered to be excellent men, excellent politicians with a real compassion for the common man.

    2. bworthington profile image60
      bworthingtonposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Duffs: Very valid point.  But they could empathize with the middle class.  Willard lacks that basic characteristic.

    3. profile image51
      druhepkinsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Very well said and on the "money" bworthington. So much so that I've nothing to add.

      And duffsmom, you're absolutely right about the Kennedy's, but they did earn their support from the people and they've shown passion. Romney hasn't shown anything.

    4. duffsmom profile image60
      duffsmomposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Well truth be known, I am not a Romney fan either. I just hate to assume that Romney is a bad candidate because he is wealthy.  Wealth alone should not discount someone's worthiness as candidate.  I have to admit, I have not seen much passion.

    5. Jo_Goldsmith11 profile image61
      Jo_Goldsmith11posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      The Kennedy men cared about *ALL *people, regardless of race, or finances. Bobby helped the Civil Right movement. I do not see Romney helping anyone BUT ROMNEY! sad

    6. tsadjatko profile image57
      tsadjatkoposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah, JFK was a faithful husband - just the sort anyone would trust, as long as they weren't married to him (not to mention getting us into Vietnam). And then there was brave Teddy, he only murdered a poor woman, gee he's as bad as Romney!

  3. ramkimeena profile image61
    ramkimeenaposted 5 years ago

    I don't  think  Mitt Romney has any core values. In fact he speaks quite contradictory often. He is running for President  because Obama is not on  a strong wicket. Obama  is too soft towards Muslims  and Islamic nations. He pumps millions of dollars into Pakistan which trains terrorists in  its soil  to attack and kill Americans. American money is used to kill Americans. It seems Americans are  slowly understanding  this truth. Romney has  a chance to win the election if Obama does not  do  something  tangible to  check  the arrogance of  Muslims.

  4. tsadjatko profile image57
    tsadjatkoposted 5 years ago

    As a presidential candidate I have to agree Romney leaves a lot to be desired as a candidate, and that is more of an indictment of our cultural and political system (after all the same system that brought us the failure we call Obama) than a criticism of the man. On the other hand what he proposes to represent stands in stark contrast to what Obama (judging by Obama's of record which he had nothing when elected) represents and there is simply no disputing that. We gave an inexperienced empty suit a shot at the presidency which he turned into the worst administration since, no not since but even worse than, Jimmy Carter's. We certainly can give a successful (I think sterling career is the words Clinton used), accomplished, experienced entrepreneur a shot and in 4 years we'll assess his record. I'd like to remind those who mindlessly want to attack Romney, no matter what their criticism the point is he isn't running against whatever in their imaginations is the perfect candidate, he is running against a failed empty suit filled with failed promises who only wants to divide America at every turn.

    1. Jo_Goldsmith11 profile image61
      Jo_Goldsmith11posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      you must be living in fantasy land  to believe that Romney will do right for the American people! All 100 % of us! Haven't you watched and listened to his own words? unbelievable to think Romney will not bring in WW3 or worse.

  5. Wayne Brown profile image83
    Wayne Brownposted 5 years ago

    I would think Mr. Romney has some very strong core values but he also recognizes that being president is not about imposing his values on the nation.  It is about leading from the front. His motivation is likely one of self-actualization.  He has enough assets to take care of his and his family's needs.  He has already tackled some daunting tasks that others shied away from....maybe he just feels called to serve.  The current president apparently feels that his values should be imposed on the rest of America....sad.  ~WB

  6. Whidbeywriter profile image86
    Whidbeywriterposted 5 years ago

    Wow, I could really write a book here but of course I won't. I do believe Romney has core values, he cares about America, his faith and his family. I have been following stories on both sides of the isle and on the left the stories are always only about how rich he is, out of touch, etc. But when you start getting into the truth of his life and what he has done, well it would way too boring for them to report. He has given so much to charity its unreal, his tax returns show that. He has given so much of his time to others as a missionary and then as Pastor in his church. He was Gov. Of Mass. and never took a salary, as well as when he turned over the Olympics, he never took any money. Wow what a concept but my guess those type of things do not ever make it on the mainstream media. He hasn't had an affair, he has a beautiful large family who are all very successful and he doesn't drink. These are all awesome values
    and morals, which in this day and age do not seem to be what is expected from our leaders. Shame on us!

    1. tsadjatko profile image57
      tsadjatkoposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Well said W.  What is  really sad is that anyone would even ask a question like does Romney have any core values, as if that was some kind of unknown (like it was with Baracchio whose main core value is now blatantly evident , to lie unashamedly).

    2. Conservative Lady profile image74
      Conservative Ladyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      You saved me a lot of typing Whidbeywrite - that is exactly the message I wanted to share. Kudo's and my fingers thank you!

    3. Whidbeywriter profile image86
      Whidbeywriterposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      You are welcome....glad to know there are some who are conservative and want a good person in office, not just someone who hangs out with David Letterman and can carry a tune!

  7. Angela Kane profile image76
    Angela Kaneposted 5 years ago

    I don't think he does and the only reason he is running for President is because he thinks it is "his turn" as his wife, Ann, explains it to us.