Now, I am not comparing Romney to Eisenhower in terms of bravery, morals, valor or any of that. I don't believe Romney is a very moral man (he reminds me of a used cars salesman, as opposed to Obama being just an incompetent), I do not believe he is all that brave or valorous. So, I am not comparing him to President Eisenhower as a whole.
However, ideologically, does anyone else agree that Romney is sort of an older kind of Republican--a moderate who is not a Socialist or Communist, and is simply Conservative LEANING, rather than all out Conservative? I'm talking about the kind of Republican that Taft was, Eisenhower was, that Nixon was, on the Democratic side, that Truman and JFK were. All generally good policy wise who simply walked along the balance, who adhered to the center, and appealed to many on both sides of the isle. I see him as sort of that old fashioned mold of a political canididate. A true moderate. I mean it is hard to say with Romney, given his "flip flops" but that is the kind of person I think he is--an Eisenhower, JFK, Truman or Nixon politically--Not an extremist for either side.
I think our country needs that. We need to have a consensus again. In the post WWII era until the late 1960s or so, we had what they called the "Post War Consensus". People disagreed politically, but they didn't hate each other. Liberals and Conservatives disagreed, but generally were in agreement on key issues like defense, border security, etc. And I worry that the current level of bitterness both sides feel toward each other could come to harm or poison our country, and thus I feel a leader who appeals to BOTH sides might help. Obama, policies, aside, doesn't. He is a guy you either love, or you hate, with only a small few feeling truly neutral or indifferent on him. Whereas in 1956, most of America "liked Ike"; in 1972, most of America voted for Nixon, etc.