Even though Mitt Romney hasn’t yet established a Presidential Exploratory Committee, he appears to be one of the front-runners for the 2008 Republican Presidential Nomination. Romney’s Commonwealth PAC has already raised millions of dollars that could be used for a Presidential bid in the near future. Romney is the outgoing governor of Massachusetts and a self described “Ronald Reagan Conservative.”
Like Reagan, Romney used to hold many largely Democratic positions before changing his opinions and becoming more Conservative. He is also the Governor of a Democratic-leaning states, and his nomination could help the Republicans gain votes in several key states like Michigan, where his father was a popular three-term governor. Romney shares many of the views held by Ronald Regan, including strong support for the family and protection of the unborn. Romney is also a pro-military, anti-jihadist leader, similar to Reagan’s position on the former USSR. Romney also seems to have the charisma that helped Reagan gain the title “the Great Communicator”, that rare ability to captivate an audience the moment you start speaking. Looking for more similarities, look no farther than their appearance, seen in the above pictures. Its too early to say if Romney will become our next President, but he may well be our generation’s Ronald Reagan.