Saturday, June 2, 2007

"Politics Stop at the Water's Edge"

Mitt Romney has made it a focus point to unify our fellow conservatives and republicans, the citizen's of our nation as a whole, and also our relationships with our allies. Mitt Romney can help unite us folks....while many don't believe the responsibility of an eloquent and articulate orator is necessarily in a President's job description, the value of having someone who can stir up emotions of pride, unity, and optimism cannot be emphasized enough. It's exactly what our country needs and Mitt is the man to do it. I wonder if President Bush's life would have been any easier these last few years if he delivered his messages the way we have grown to expect from Governor Romney.

Here's what Mitt had to say May 31, 2007:

"Less than six years after 9/11, Washington is as divided and conflicted over foreign policy as it has been at any point in the last 50 years. Senator Arthur Vandenberg once famously declared that 'politics stops at the water's edge'; today, the chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee declares that our major political parties should carry out two separate foreign policies.

The Senate unanimously confirmed General David Petraeus, who pledged to implement a new strategy, as the commander of U.S. forces in Iraq. Yet just weeks later, the Senate began crafting legislation specifically designed to stop that new strategy. More broadly, lines have been drawn between those labeled 'realists' and those labeled 'neoconservatives.' Yet these terms mean little when even the most committed neoconservative recognizes that any successful policy must be grounded in reality and even the most hardened realist admits that much of the United States' power and influence stems from its values and ideals.

"In the midst of these divisions, the American people – and many others around the world – have increasing doubts about the United States' direction and role in the world. Indeed, it seems that concern about Washington's divisiveness and capability to meet today's challenges is the one thing that unites us all. We need new thinking on foreign policy and an overarching strategy that can unite the United States and its allies – not around a particular political camp or foreign policy school but around a shared understanding of how to meet a new generation of challenges."

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