I got up early this morning and went to Wrigley Manufacturing, the site of Mitt Romney’s Fargo, ND rally. Though he wasn’t exactly punctual (35 minutes late…), I enjoyed his speech, and it was nice to meet him, shake his hand, and get my picture taken by a stranger and then sent to me. Through connections from a friend of mine, we got to sit in the front row behind Romney, just behind North Dakota governor, Jack Dalrymple.
I guess I’m kind of leaning more toward being a libertarian. I really like what Governor Romney had to say about energy, a hot topic here in North Dakota, with the massive amounts of oil we have out on the western side of the state. I’m all for a market that is more free, and to let competition drive innovation and create new jobs.
I think he’s a lot more sensible on foreign policy than his opponent Sen. Rick Santorum. He wants to build up a strong military, and it’s mere presence will keep other nations in line. Simple enough, whereas Senator Santorum is in favor of occupying those nations in the middle east, which more upsets the extremists there than controls the problem. Overall, I stand mostly with Rep. Ron Paul on foreign policy, and watch this video to find out why (another bonus video too!).
All in all, I like what Mitt Romney had to say and I can get behind quite a bit of it. However, I’m still supporting Ron Paul, and I will be voting for him here in the ND caucus on Super Tuesday: March 6th, 2012.