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COMMENTARY | TAMPA, Fla. -- Living here, it's hard to ignore the Republican National Convention. And as an undecided voter, the convention is an opportunity to understand how Mitt Romney might be a good candidate to vote for.
Although I am drawn to Ron Paul -- because he seems to have real solutions to our problems -- I realize that the race of president will come down to Barack Obama and Romney. So I find myself in the unfortunate situation of deciding which of the two deserves the vote.
In my previous article, I expressed my dissatisfaction with Obama's track record and disregard for our constitution. He has given me four years of good examples of what he is capable and incapable of. So this convention is a chance to find out more about Romney.
The speeches, so far, have left me with two questions: Why? How?
Ann Romney took the stage in a bright red dress. I found her speech to be mostly pandering, with generalizations about Romney. She said things like, "I love you, women!" and, "No one will move Heaven and Earth like Mitt Romney," and, "This man will not fail." She even gave a little tongue twister, "We're too smart to know there aren't easy answers, but we're not dumb enough to accept that there aren't better answers."
I know as much about Romney now, as before her speech.
Paul Ryan spoke about Janesville, Wis. He introduced his family, his grandma Betty, and offered well-rehearsed slogans like, "I know we can do this," and "His whole life prepared [Mitt Romney] for this moment," and "The man for the job is governor Mitt Romney."
But not one has yet explained to me, why and how Mitt Romney is better.
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