How do you expect Mass. Gov Mitt Romney to win over Americans when he can’t win over the people in Massachusetts he governed?by Dee Dee Garcia Blase on Oct. 26, 2012, under 2012 Arizona Elections, 2012 Presidential elections, Independent voter centrist moderate swing vote, Women Voters
John McCain won his State of Arizona during the 2008 Presidential elections against President Obama, so why is Romney unable to convince the people he used to govern?
It seems to me that if you are a strong candidate — you should be able to at least win the state you used to be the Governor of.
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick went on to say:
“By the time he left office, Massachusetts was 47th in the nation in job creation,” said Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, the Democrat who succeeded Romney in 2006.
It appears Romney is avoiding the discussion of his record as Massachusetts Governor.
Why is that?
POLITICO has an excellent discussion on why some folks think he is avoiding talking about his record below:
POLITICO’s Glenn Thrush reports that Mitt Romney is consistently avoiding discussions about his time served as governor of Massachusetts.
Even though he passed a sweeping local health care reform bill, supported abortion rights and closed tax loopholes for the rich, Romney has chosen instead to highlight his time as a business man who ran the Salt Lake City Olympics and Bain Capital. Current Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick called the situation “weird” and the Obama campaign in April released a video mocking Romney’s avoidance of his Bay State history.
Is Romney wise to let his sometimes-centrist Massachusetts career go by the wayside? Or is he missing a chance to highlight some of his key political victories?