Friday, September 26, 2008

McCain: Get Mitt Romney Publicly Involved in Addressing the Financial Crisis

Senator John McCain has a tremendous asset in the current financial markets crisis, if he would only avail himself of it, and that asset is Mitt Romney. Romney is not on the GOP ticket, largely due to the continuing animus of Christian Evangelicals in the Republican Party to Mormons. However, he has offered his enthusiastic support for the GOP ticket, and now is the time to use it. McCain should not only be consulting with Mitt Romney on the financial crisis; he should be advancing Mitt as the public face of the Republican Party in addressing the financial emergency.

It is true, of course, that the former Massachusetts Govenor has no seat in Congress, and therefore no vote or direct input on the proposed Wall Street bailout legislation. However, the current crisis transcends the bailout bill. The Republican Party has to convince the American public that it offers the solution to the crisis, rather than being the cause of the problem. The only way to do that is to be out front and in public with a cogent policy, and Mitt Romney is the right person to both formulate that policy and present it.

Should John McCain be so fortunate as to win the Presidency, his administration would be in charge of American economic policy on January 20, 2009. He needs to show that a McCain Administration would know what to do in what some believe is the most serious economic crisis since the end of World War II. Mitt Romney has been mentioned as a possible nominee for Treasury Secretary or Secretary of Commerce. Now is a great time for the McCain ticket to turn Mitt loose, to demonstrate to the American electorate that he can do the job, and do it well.


Blogger Nick said...

Contrary to what the main stream media says, wall street as a whole (capitalism) should not be blamed for the actions and policies set forth by OUR congress. There are, in fact, corrupt men in wall street who partnered with corrupt men in government to engineer a win-win situation at the expense of the taxpayer. Capitalism (and our nation or any nation) will only survive when the good and virtuous people are running it. Which means, come this November, you must vote for good men and women who stand by principle and uphold our constitution and not just give lip service to causes that seem noble and just.

Friday, September 26, 2008 10:09:00 PM  
Blogger Natalie said...

"The Republican Party has to convince the American public that it offers the solution to the crisis, rather than being the cause of the problem."

Hmmmm.... I think it's hilarious that you are so openly party to deceiving the American people. "Shoot! Don't let them know it's our fault! Just find a pretty face to convince them we know how to fix it!"

Yeah, really convincing. Especially since Romney (an investment banker) isn't exactly the most credible person to defy corrupt Wall Street or enforce regulations on business.

Sometimes I'm really shocked that conservatives have deluded themselves to this extent.

Friday, October 03, 2008 3:59:00 PM  

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