http://www.mittromney.com/ As a Romney sceptic, I have been spending a lot of time researching his positions. If one can assume his written positions are a true reflection of his beliefs and therefore his intent upon being elected, his excellent website puts forth the image of a "traditional conservative". If you hit the 'Issues' drop down menu, you'll find expansive summaries of his positions on numerous hot buttons. While occasionally short on specifics, Romney does commit to some clear goals that at least take us in better (i.e., more conservative) directions. For example, on spending, he commits to reducing spending as a percentage of GDP to <20% vs the current estimated 24.5%. While not nearly enough for me, I recognize that we have to start somewhere. On Social Security (an issue near and dear to me), Romney claims that he will protect current and imminent retirees and return the system to solvency with two simple changes: gradual raising of the retirement age and means testing for recipients. On foreign policy, Romney clearly follows the neo-conservative philosophy of America as the world's policeman. While this will please many on this board, I think he's going to have a hard time getting to his stated spending goals while growing the defense budget and taking a modest approach toward social security and Medicare. I could go on but, I post this to give GTPI a reference point for Romney positions so that hopefully, future discussions of such can accurately reflect where the man actually stands on the issues rather that the heresay we so often see thrown around. One thing is perfectly clear: Romney does present a vital contrast to Obama across the entire spectrum of issues. No one can honestly claim that there's no difference between the candidates. So, I would encourage all to do some of your own primary research instead of just rehashing some one else's article or opinion. Good reading... Wanna kill these ads? We can help!