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Old January 1, 2013, 04:22 PM   #17
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We don't want to get too political but for history's sake, Mitt said also at the time that he supported an AWB because Bush did.
And maybe that's why people didn't view Mitt as a good leader, even though he may have had great business smarts to run a corporation. I'm not saying that Mitt WASN'T a good leader, it's just that some of his political "adventures" showed him to be more of a go-along-to-get-along politician, rather than an exceptional leader who could convince people to follow him, even if the path was not all that clear. To keep this gun related, his being governor of Massachusetts, where gun control is widely accepted by the majority of citizens, hurt him with national voters who tend to be more conservative and view gun control more as people control than crime control.
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