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Gov. Romney Speaks At CPAC 2008

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Washington, D.C.

The Fight Goes On

To say that I am disappointed with tonight’s Presidential Primary results would be a huge understatement. However, tonight is not the end and the fight for Reagan conservatism and the values that I believe in will go on.

In the days leading up to today’s election I gained an increasing sense of optimism. The polls were showing a trend towards Mitt Romney and with one conservative leader after another endorsing Mitt I was hopeful that the Republican base would put their support on the one conservative left in the race. In great measure I was right. Exit polls show overwhelmingly that conservative voters did vote for Mitt Romney. Unfortunately, the Republican party isn’t as conservative as I had hoped. I was surprised by the large numbers of professed liberals and moderates that swayed the vote to John McCain. The “base” isn’t as much of a base anymore, its my impression that Reagen conservatives are more of a life line, desperately trying to keep the Republican Party anchored to an ideology that is becoming less and less popular and seen more and more as being fanatical or out of step with the way the rest of the world is run. Principals of free market economies, limited government, less government spending, lower taxes, strong national defense, an orderly and controlled immigration policy, strengthening the family, protecting the sanctity of life, appointing strict constructionist judges, and a belief in the incredible potential of the individual all seem to be slipping to the wayside. I have been a Mitt Romney fan for a long time now but more than that I believe in conservative principals that I feel are essential if our country is going to remain the free, prosperous country that we are today. I would have been very content to support a Guiliani or Thompson campaign because I feel that these two men, like Romney, had a sense of what conservationism is about. Granted, none of the republicans running in this election are 100% conservative on all of the issues, nor do I think that it’s necessary, however as I see McCain gaining momentum in his bid for the white house I see a bleak road ahead.