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A contract for a new generation of Americans,
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This review is from: Believe in America: Mitt Romney's Plan for Jobs and Economic Growth (Kindle Edition)
I'm a sophomore in college right now so I'm too young to remember Newt Gingrich as Speaker of the House. What I've learned in textbooks though is that he and other Republican leaders proposed a "Contract with America" which outlined exactly what congress planned to achieve for the American people. This book is essentially that, only it's 2011 and with the Internet there is more accessibility (and therefore accountability) than ever.
I loved using the Kindle's highlight and notetaking functions for this book. I highlighted the portions with which I agreed, and placed a note next to those with which I disagreed. The ratio of "agree to disagree" for me was 73:37, which, for a libertarian such as myself, is a pretty good ratio. My main problems with his assessment weren't necessarily policy-related either. While Romney does an excellent job most of the time citing credible sources, there are times when he pulls statistics out of nowhere or cites an obviously biased source. This is to be expected considering that its a case for his presidency, although I would have liked to have seen more exact source citing.
Overall, this book makes a very strong case for Romney's candidacy, establishing his credibility and exactness of solutions to the nation's problems. If you are voting in the Republican primary, I strongly recommend reading this book, even if you favor another candidate. Romney might just win you over.
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Initial post: Aug 21, 2012 5:47:15 AM PDT
Roger Gay says:
If it's Contract with America again, then it's "dead on arrival" with many conservatives. Newt loved it, and the R Party promoted it as one of the best things to happen since the invention of butter. But it's one of the things that's increased Ron Paul's popularity over the years - a goofball replacement for Constitutional government, meant to compete with the left's goofball replacements for the Constitution. "Welfare reform," promoted in the document was like ObamaCare or NWO Global Warming policy today.
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