I’d like Romney to move more to the center on some things, particularly in regards to recognizing the threat that global warming poses. I suspect he is much more of a centrist than he’s campaigned as being during the primaries.
Still, after having said that, I’m finding this to be the most disillusioning Presidential election I’ve experienced since I first voted some 30 years ago. I’m extremely uneasy about Romney.
While I know it sounds horrible, and will offend some, Romney strikes me as dishonest in part because he’s rather quiet about his Mormon faith. Coming from the Mormon belt, I’ve worked with lots of Mormons and been good friends with many, and generally found that those are open about it, like Jon Huntsman was, are as dependable and honest as any people. But those Mormons who are cagey about it tend to be sort of dishonest in ways that give me the willies a bit. I suppose they know that and that inspires it, but that’s my experience, and it makes me very much distrust Romney while I trusted Huntsman.
Of course, the trouble is that the alternative is Obama, who I generally do not dislike, but I can’t get over his abortion support and shoving contraceptives on Catholic institutions, or even on private employers in some ways, through the health care bill.
Great year. I’ll have to go with somebody whom I just don’t trust must, having no other moral choice.