Voting for Mitt Romney

by Lorenzo Piccoli


I wanted to talk about Barack Obama and why he still is the best candidate in the American elections. But then I said to myself: it would be far too easy to support this guy here in Europe where everybody already supports him; plus, I did it already, anyway. So, I thought, why not try to play the devil’s advocate and see what are the reasons for supporting good old Mitt Romney?

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Personally, I dislike Mitt Romney at least as much as I dislike his ideas. But he has at least two winning arguments. First, the majority of the country believes the government does too much. There Romney has a great advantage, going right at the size and irresponsibility of government against the incumbent president who, interestingly enough, seems to have a fascination for the European tradition in social security and equality. Second, Romney was a successful entrepreneur. You might not like that, but he managed to earn a lot of money with his companies. This was also the reason why some many Italians voted for Berlusconi in the 90s. The logic behind this thought is that if one succeeded in managing such big companies, he may as well succeed in managing a country. These are the two main arguments Romney is trying to play on. And he could do it well, considering that he has received a shitload of money for his political campaign.

The next structured event in the presidential campaign is the first debate between the two candidates, that will take place at the University of Denver on Oct. 3.

Curious aside note: I was giving a look at the page: Celebrity Supporters of Mitt Romney. The only ones I know are The Lynard Skynard (not really a big deal, as they have played at 3 Republican Conventions), Cindy Crawford, Clint Eastwood, Brad Pitt’s mom, Angelina Jolie’s dad, and porn-star Jenna Jameson. This is really quite embarrassing.