11 - Out of all the candidates for the Republican party for...

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Out of all the candidates for the Republican party for the presidency, I think the two most viable candidates are Mitt Romney and Jon Huntsman Jr. The reason why I believe they are both viable candidates for the Republican nomination is that they have extensive political experience and measurable accomplishments in both public service and private sectors. They both have business backgrounds, giving them a realistic chance to challenge Obama on the progress and direction of the American economy. They both have a national reputation as governors, giving them the opportunity to differentiate their decision-making abilities and records with Obama. They are center-right governors who emphasize their decisiveness, presenting themselves as ‘men of action instead of deliberation’, which might gain appeal for voters. Huntsman and Romney have won all of the statewide elections, performing better comparatively than the Republicans normally do in their respective states. In Utah, Huntsman won 64% of the gubernatorial vote while 2008 Republican nominee Mccain won only 62% of the presidential vote in the respective year. Romney has considerable popularity in Massachusetts, winning a five point victory in Massachusetts although the Republicans are weak in the state that it just ran 4 candidates in the 10 House districts in 2002. This shows that they have considerable power in appealing to some Democrat voters, which is a necessary for the Republicans to have a fighting chance against Obama for the presidential election. ( http://www.outsidethebeltway.com/republican-field-not-weak-as-you-think/ ) Mitt Romney was born in Detroit, Michigan and was raised in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. He attended Cranbrook School and in 1971 received his undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University. He also received both a law degree and an M.B.A. from Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School in 1975. Mitt Romney married Ann Davies in 1969 and five sons, Tagg, Matt, Josh, Ben and Craig. He was the Governor of Massachusetts from 2003 to 2007. Romney has tea party support and is renowned for his success in the financial sector. Romney's Free and Strong America political action committee has raised millions of dollars. Romney is knowledgeable on public issues and is firm in making decision. He also boasts his experience in creating jobs and balancing budgets in the business world. ( http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2011/04/11/romney-forms-presidential-exploratory- committee/ ) In selecting a candidate who can defeat Obama, the candidate must attract a wide variety of voters from both parties and independents as well. Hence, Romney is the best candidate for 2012 because he can attract new independent voters but also take them from Obama. ( http://mittromneycentral.com/2010/12/11/new-poll-obama-vs-romney-mitt-wins/
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