Candidate Profile: Mitt Romney

David Bartholomew

Mitt Romney


Abortion should be limited to only instances of rape, incest or to save the life of the mother. Roe v. Wade was a bad decision that needs to be reversed by appointing judges who adhere to the Constitution and the laws as they are written. Every possible step will be taken to promote a culture of life in America.


Teachers’ unions have had a negative impact on our schools and the education of our children. Also, education has to be held at the local and state levels, not the federal level. We need to get the federal government out of education. The best option for improving academic success is getting the best teachers, so we should insist that teachers get evaluated to ensure that the unsuccessful ones are removed from the classroom.

Gay marriage

Marriage should be defined as a relationship between one man and one woman and that is an issue that should be decided at the federal level. People move from state to state and marriage should be something that is constant across the country. There should be a federal amendment to the Constitution to establish this.

Health care

An immediate repeal of President Obama’s health care plan should be adopted and, in place, a series of health care reforms to lower costs and empower states to craft their own health care solutions should be undertaken. These state incentives to make market-based reforms will bring down the cost of health care while improving the quality of it.


We can secure our borders through means of fences, but the visa process is broken. By granting amnesty, we will only encourage more to come here illegally. We need to develop alien employment cards so all immigrants who want to come and work here legally can do so without having to revert to illegal means of getting into the country.

Military/Foreign policy

The right course for us is to stand behind our friends, to listen to them and to let the entire world know that we will stay with them. Also, it is unacceptable for Iran to become a nuclear nation. The best ally world peace has ever known is a strong America.


While it is necessary for the moment to maintain current tax rates on personal income, we need to pursue a conservative overhaul of the tax system over the long term that includes lower, flatter rates on a broader base. Also, by reducing the corporate tax rate to 25 percent and promoting free trade and free market policies at home and abroad, we will create more American jobs and help the American economy get back on track.

*This information came from either the candidate’s website or a statement made in a GOP debate.