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Mitt Romney, Big-Government Man

andrews Wrote: Oct 10, 2012 8:50 AM
I'm with you. This is the sort of thing we need to hash out in the primaries. Now is the time to close ranks and get the guy who will do better than the other. Even if he is far from perfect (and who has ever run for office that is anywhere close to perfection?), he is much less damaging than the alternative. Get the better choice in office, then begin griping again. But get the Republican, who might listen to small government arguments to appease the periphery of his base, as opposed to the Democrat who has no incentive at all to even give small government a hearing.

President Obama tanked in the last debate. Good.

Now maybe people will listen when Mitt Romney says things like, "The genius of America is the free enterprise system, and freedom, and the fact that people can go out there and start a business. ... The private market and individual responsibility always work best."

They do.

But then Romney responded to Obama by essentially saying: I want big government, too!

We who hope for smaller government as a way to expand liberty and create prosperity are disturbed by what we heard last week. The GOP candidate painted himself as a big...