‘I en­dorse Mitt Rom­ney’

Gov­er­nor for White House

The Washington Times Daily - - Metro - By Ted Nu­gent

Af­ter much soul-search­ing and due dili­gent re­search, I en­dorse Gov. Mitt Rom­ney to be the GOP nom­i­nee for pres­i­dent be­cause I be­lieve he is the best man to chart a course for re­newed Amer­i­can pros­per­ity.

I re­spect, ad­mire and ap­plaud all four can­di­dates, but en­dorse Mitt.

Good gov­ern­ment al­ways be­gins with good peo­ple. Mr. Rom­ney is a good man, a self-made man, an in­de­pen­dent man, a smart man. My kind of guy, a real all-amer­i­can Mo­tor City Mad­man sans pony­tail.

We live in bru­tal eco­nomic times. Tough times re­quire tough peo­ple will­ing to make even tougher de­ci­sions. I sup­port only tough, creative, smart and bold peo­ple, and Mr. Rom­ney is just the man Amer­ica needs right now for these tur­bu­lent times and even tougher times in front of us.

Too many Amer­i­cans are un­em­ployed and un­der­em­ployed. Putting Amer­ica back to work and restor­ing Amer­ica’s econ­omy is job No. 1. Mr. Rom­ney has the hands-on pri­vate-sec­tor ex­pe­ri­ence that is crit­i­cal to un­der­stand­ing how to ig­nite our econ­omy and put Amer­i­cans back to work. Pres­i­dent Obama has no pri­vate-sec­tor ex­pe­ri­ence, and we have a stag­nant, sink­ing econ­omy to prove it.

Mr. Rom­ney knows that one of the key eco­nomic an­chors drown­ing our econ­omy is that we have too much gov­ern­ment that con­sumes too much of our gross do­mes­tic prod­uct. He knows the path to pros­per­ity is not lined with more gov­ern­ment, more bu­reau­cracy, more bor­row­ing and spend­ing, more moun­tains of un­sus­tain­able debt, and more fis­cal in­san­ity such as Fan­nie Mae and Fred­die Mac, which, amaz­ingly, are still mak­ing bad loans. He un­der­stands the way for­ward is not more of the same dis­as­trous poli­cies and tremen­dously ex­pen­sive pro­grams that have pushed Amer­ica to the brink of eco­nomic col­lapse. Un­der a Rom­ney pres­i­dency, Amer­ica will chart a much dif­fer­ent course that be­gins with much less spend­ing, lower taxes and more ac­count­abil­ity.

Mr. Rom­ney un­der­stands how the vo­lu­mi­nous stacks of bur­den­some fed­eral gov­ern­ment reg­u­la­tions are suf­fo­cat­ing the free mar­ket. Bu­reau­cratic, anti-job reg­u­la­tions will be­come ex­tinct im­me­di­ately when Mr. Rom­ney be­comes Pres­i­dent Rom­ney. The days of ir­re­spon­si­ble, costly, un­ac­count­able gov­ern­ment will soon be a thing of the past.

Restor­ing ba­sic fis­cal san­ity in a sys­tem that is ad­dicted to ir­re­spon­si­ble spend­ing be­gins with ban­ning ear­marks across the board. Mr. Rom­ney will work to get the pres­i­dent line-item veto power and work to get a bal­anced-bud­get amend­ment.

Busi­nesses once again will feel se­cure in in­vest­ing and ex­pand­ing their op­er­a­tions with a pro-busi­ness Rom­ney ad­min­is­tra­tion. If you want a job and a brighter fu­ture, Mr. Rom­ney is clearly the best choice to oc­cupy the White House.

While be­com­ing en­ergy-in­de­pen­dent is dif­fi­cult and will take time, Pres­i­dent Rom­ney will be­gin this jour­ney by im­ple­ment­ing a prag­matic en­ergy pol­icy that in­cludes nu­clear power, the Key­stone XL pipe­line, more off­shore drilling, and other real en­ergy in­no­va­tion and re­search and de­vel­op­ment.

As a tried-and-true con­ser­va­tion­ist, I know a Pres­i­dent Rom­ney will place the in­ter­ests of the hunt­ing and fish­ing com­mu­nity first and fore­most over the cur­rent an­i­mal rights ter­ror­ists in­fest­ing our gov­ern­ment agen­cies. There will be zero pan­der­ing or tol­er­ance of rad­i­cal, leftist, clown-brigade en­vi­ron­men­tal­ists in a Rom­ney White House.

Mr. Rom­ney is strong on na­tional de­fense. Though a peace­ful man, he knows that last­ing peace is ul­ti­mately achieved through a po­si­tion of strength. There will be no timeta­bles for with­draw­ing our war­riors from the bat­tle­field — only timeta­bles for vic­tory, which will be es­tab­lished by our war­riors.

There will be no apol­o­giz­ing for Amer­ica to the in­ter­na­tional com­mu­nity by a Pres­i­dent Rom­ney, only praise for our free­dom, our war­riors, our cul­ture and our val­ues. Amer­ica once again will be re­spected on the in­ter­na­tional stage with Pres­i­dent Rom­ney at the helm.

Dur­ing my heart-to-heart talk with the good gov­er­nor, I be­came con­vinced that he bet­ter un­der­stands the in­escapable tru­ism of a God-given in­di­vid­ual right to keep and bear arms. No rein­ter­pre­ta­tion nec­es­sary.

There are stark and clear dif­fer­ences be­tween Mr. Rom­ney and Mr. Obama. This is good. Mr. Rom­ney be­lieves the en­gine of Amer­ica is the free mar­ket while Mr. Obama be­lieves in pun­ish­ing the pro­duc­ers of the free mar­ket and grow­ing an even larger fed­eral gov­ern­ment and le­gions of soul­less de­pen­dents.

Mr. Rom­ney is clearly the best man for the job at hand. To re­state Pres­i­dent Rea­gan’s cam­paign theme of 1984, it will once again be morn­ing in Amer­ica with Mitt Rom­ney in the White House.

Let’s rock, Amer­ica.

IL­LUS­TRA­TION BY TAY­LOR JONES

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