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312: M Judge: Jack Kerouac Would Vote for Mitt Romney

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Who exudes more simplicity, authenticity, naturalness, and earnestness–Barack Obama or Mitt Romney? Who is more cooly postcool? It’s Romney. Romney never superimposed a studied grittiness onto what has been a privileged background. He is what Lester Young and Miles Davis strove to be: themselves, despite what the dominant culture tells you to be. The worst thing Romney could possibly do is to try and loosen up and be what he is not. He needs to stay several miles away from Jon Stewart and David Letterman. Just consider Hollywood a lost cause.

In fact, Obama and Romney are both nerds who went to good schools. Romney used his connections to make money, whereas Obama denied his true self and created a phony new identity.  Obama, with his embrace of a 1960s black power struggle he was never a part of and his corny singing at the Apollo Theatre, is a fraud.  Romney is the one cool enough to not be ashamed about who he is. It’s not a stretch to say that Jack Kerouac may have even voted for him.

For more of Mark Judge’s article check out:  http://acculturated.com/jack-kerouac-would-vote-for-mitt-romney/

March 12 Mitt Romney Quotes

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I would cap the amount of federal government can spend at 20
percent of the economy. Bring it back to 20 percent or lower. And say, we are
not going to spend above that level. Democrats, they want to raise your taxes
and spend more and more and turn us into an economy which is no longer driven by
the private sector.
Mitt Romney

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August 28, 2011 at 12:04 am

DOB March 12, 1947: Mitt Romney

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Willard Mitt Romney (born March 12, 1947) is an American businessman and politician. He was the 70th Governor of Massachusetts from 2003 to 2007 and is a candidate for the 2012 Republican Party presidential nomination.

Romney is the son of George W. Romney (the former Governor of Michigan) and Lenore Romney. He was raised in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan and then served as a Mormon missionary in France. He received his undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University, and thereafter earned Juris Doctor/Master of Business Administration joint degrees from Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School. Romney entered the management consulting business which led to a position at Bain & Company, eventually serving as its CEO to lead it out of crisis. He was also co-founder and head of the spin-off company Bain Capital, a private equity investment firm which became highly profitable and one of the largest such firms in the nation, and the wealth Romney accumulated there would help fund all of his future political campaigns. He ran as the Republican candidate in the 1994 U.S. Senate election in Massachusetts but lost to incumbent Ted Kennedy. Romney organized and steered the 2002 Winter Olympics as President and CEO of the Salt Lake Organizing Committee, and helped turn the troubled Games into a financial success.

Romney won the election for Governor of Massachusetts in 2002, but did not seek reelection in 2006. During his term, he presided over a series of spending cuts and increases in fees that eliminated a projected $3 billion deficit. He also signed into law the Massachusetts health care reform legislation, which provided near-universal health insurance access via subsidies and state-level mandates and was the first of its kind in the nation. During the course of his political career, his positions or rhetorical emphasis have shifted more towards American conservatism in several areas.

Romney ran for the Republican nomination in the 2008 U.S. presidential election, winning several caucus and primary contests, though he ultimately lost the nomination to John McCain. In the following years he published No Apology: The Case for American Greatness and gave speeches and raised campaign funds on behalf of fellow Republicans. On June 2, 2011, Romney announced that he would seek the 2012 Republican presidential nomination. Political observers and public opinion polls place him as a front-runner in the race.