Dear Governor Romney,
I am a Ron Paul supporter and have been active in the GOP for over 10 years. I’m struggling with the coming election. As I’ve written in the past, you don’t have the same kind of principles I see in Ron Paul. I’m writing this to ask you to give me a reason to support you.
The best argument I hear for you is that you’re a businessman. That alone is not enough for me. I need more.
CEOs are often judged by their performance on measurable standards. Those standards are generally set in their employment contracts, and the CEOs often have a role in setting them.
That’s what I would like from you, along with a commitment. Tell us what performance we can expect from a Romney presidency, and commit that you won’t run for reelection unless you achieve them.
Here is a suggested set of standards timed for your reelection decision:
I, Mitt Romney, commit that as President I will meet at least four of the following six standards by the end of 2015:
1. The national debt will not go above $18 Trillion before the end of 2015.
2. The 2015 budget deficit will be less than $500 Billion.
3. 2015 federal spending will not exceed $4 Trillion.
4. GDP growth in 2015 will exceed 3%.
5. Inflation will not go above 4% before the end of 2015.
6. Unemployment will be less than 7% by the end of 2015.
These are not the only appropriate measures, nor are they necessarily the correct numerical targets. I’m asking you, Governor Romney, to tell us what performance we should expect from you – what you expect from yourself.
Ron Paul supporters face a difficult decision right now. Some will vote for you. Others will vote for a third-party candidate. Some are thinking about writing in Ron Paul. And some will not vote at all.
I pledge that I will not only vote for you, but I will actively support your candidacy. I will do this only if you publicly commit to specific and measurable performance standards, with no excuses and no blame game.