Mitt Romney isn’t interested in reducing the reach of government into Americans’ lives, but instead making it more efficient. That’s part of the message Romney delivered to Jay Leno’s audience on Tuesday evening, and what you need to realize about all of this is that Romney is not a conservative. He’s a technocrat, and he’s a businessman, but his interest in making various programs and agencies of government more efficient does not make him conservative. Conservatives realize that to save this nation, we must re-make the government in a smaller, less intrusive, and less-encompassing form. We need to eliminate programs, bureaus and agencies, and discard their functions. Romney won’t do any of that, and in fact, he will likely extend their reach. Here’s the video. The relevant portion is the last thirty seconds:
This is typical of Mitt Romney, and it demonstrates the concerns of conservatives in nominating this moderate. If you wonder why conservatives do not trust Romney, this is part of substantiating their distrust. It’s not as though conservatives oppose efficiency, but it’s important to understand why inefficiency alone is not the problem with big government.