RedState Radio: Welcome Gov. Mitt Romney
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We call Massachusetts the most liberal
state commonwealth in the nation only because we call Vermont the only socialist state in the nation. Yet, in that dynamic, Massachusetts elected Mitt Romney as Governor and Romney is widely regarded as one of the front runners for the Republican nomination in 2008.
"I am a conservative. My conservative stripes have been won in the most liberal state in America. And my record is clear. Simply look at the vetoes of Democrat spending and the clear effort that I have led to hold on taxes and to fight for a lower rate of taxes. I think, as a nation, we have spent too much money and I am particularly concerned with Medicare Part D entitlement expansion. . . . The runaway growth of entitlement spending in addition to the earmarks and pork barrel spending threaten our economic future."
That's Mitt Romney talking to RedState. It's refreshing to hear a potential 2008 candidate for the GOP expressing his dismay over Medicare Part D.
Governor Romney and I had a very engaging conversation about his transition from a guy who really did not put life issues on his front burner to a guy who now considers himself pro-life. We also talked about how his Mormon faith might affect people's votes in 2008. Governor Romney also explained his healthcare initiative in Massachusetts that uses free market approaches and individual responsibility to drive down government healthcare costs and we talked about governing as a conservative in a very liberal state.
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