by John Hoppy Hopkins on Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at 10:02pm ·

Governor Romney was not my first choice. He wasn’t even 2nd, and I can think of several others whom I’d prefer. But he’s won it. It’s all over except for the fat lady singing….and she’s warming up! So, here we are with a simple, yet world altering, decision to make for ourselves and our country.

Although Romney has been derided for not being conservative enough, the differences between he and Obama are stark. The men couldn’t be much more different. Romney, a devout Mormon, lives his life very much according to his church’s doctrine. Whether you like Mormonism or not, he seems to be a faithful husband, and a loving, caring father. The Obama’s seem to be good parents as well, it’s just that we can’t put a finger on Barack’s faith. As a child, he was obviously raised in a Muslim home. Then, in adulthood, he attended a church who’s pastor spewed racism, hate, and disdain for all white people and country as a whole. Obama called Rev Wright his ‘mentor’, but he says he can’t recall, or never heard any such vitriol laced sermons. Rev Wright says Obama heard them often and could not have ‘missed it’ in the 20 years he attended the church,

One thing we have with Romney is a man who’s actually accomplished something. He ran and built a very successful company, and through hard work, perseverance, common sense, and honesty, he accumulated incredible wealth. He saved the Utah winter Olympics from failure. He served as a Governor, and was quite active, signing and vetoing record numbers of legislation. He has a mind for business, and he knows how government works. He surrounds himself with knowledgeable, competent experts from whom he draws counsel to hone his policies. He understands that burdensome business taxes and regulation have driven jobs to China. He understands that the economy cannot withstand ObamaCare. He knows there cannot be health care reform without lawsuit reform. He prefers to shrink government at the federal level and let the states manage more social programs.

Barack Obama is a different story. He believes HE know best for everyone, and even if you don’t like it, he cares not. He’ll force his policies down the collective throat of the populace. He completely ignores the Constitution, has no use for the Bill of Rights, and thinks it’s quite trendy to deride the courts with subtle threats that they dare not override his law. The man is a mystery. We haven’t seen his original birth certificate, his college records, and much more. He said he was a law professor..and he wasn’t. He was not even an assistant professor. He was just an ‘instructor’. He claims as experience he was a ‘community organizer’. It other words, he didn’t work. How did he pay for his education? Or should we ask: WHO paid for it? He had a short, lackluster career as an IL state senator, and an even less eventful tenure in the U.S. Senate (he was busy running for POTUS). So, we’ve got a president who won’t divulge who he is, where he’s from, how he afforded an education. He has been cozy with domestic terrorists, criminals, and communists. He edited the “Harvard Law Journal’, although no writings can be found penned by him. And look who he surrounds himself with? This is most disturbing. The old Chicago machine. The epitome of corruption, there’s no place like Chicago. An overwhelming number of his staffers and advisors are of the aforementioned vile political fold. Remember, Obama PROMISED US a by-partisan, open door healthcare bill. It would be televised on C-SPAN. Instead,we got no televised hearings, Republicans shut completely out, and behind the door bribes for votes.

I think it’s time to ask this man who’s accomplished so little that’s good who he really is. He’s planning trillions and trillions more debt for our country with not a modicum of and idea as to how to pay it back.

Romney wasn’t my first choice, but now common sense dictates that he’s the ONLY choice.