U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney won the New Hampshire primary this past evening doing very well with fellow candidate Ron Paul at his side at second place and Jon Huntsman at third place (who I really like and I hope can make something out of this). Other candidates like former U.S. Speaker of The House of Representatives Newt Gingrich (another one whom I like a lot but who has a lot of baggage and of enemies on all sides of the political spectrum left, center and right) came in fourth and former U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania Rick Santorum came in fifth. The next big event is the South Carolina primary on January 21st. Will Romney have the Republican nomination locked up? Many pundits suggest so. For me, I hope not. If he’s ever to get the nomination (providing the two men mentioned I like get it) he must work for it and hard! If I was to meet Mitt Romney in my lifetime, I could only imagine that there is a certain prank I would do. Watch this clip from Wayne’s World (starring hometown Toronto boy Mike Myers).
It really is hard to warm up to Mitt Romney. I have related to public figures who had humble beginnings. I mean that they were broke ass poor when they grew up (think Nixon or Clinton) or they had severe personal tragedies and/or hardship in life (think Lincoln or former British PM Winston Churchill). Former Governor Romney was born into a wealthy political and business family. He’s net worth is over 200 million. How can 30 million Americans who are simply in dire straights relate to a man like that ??? This is his challenge over the next ten months to bridge the gap. If not, Americans will experience their own version of Pierre Trudeau in the incarnation of a second Obama term.