Talk about a fun time! I had an interview with U.S. Senatorial Candidate Paul Romero and was floored by the energy he brings to the table. He is such a refreshing change to Jeff Merkley and his socialistic ideals for Oregon. Talking with Romero reminded me that being an American and an Oregonian is about being about being Oregon first and America first.
As Romero and I talked I learned that he had been a single Father of five and had immigrated to back to Oregon from Louisiana. Having once been a police officer in Louisiana we had much in common, talking about the experiences. I could sense a true love for Oregon coming from this man as he shared his vision for Oregon, which so contradicted the lackluster and plain socialistic ideals Merkley has, which is reflected in the current administration. Merkley, bought and paid for by the Democrats of New York and California has no idea what is coming for him in Romero. Romero reminds me of the whirlwind grassroots we saw in the Donald Trump campaign of 2016. Romero is pure grassroots and we need to support him.
I have kept tabs on Jeff Merkley and his Facebook presence for the last four years, and saw the hatred for our current President that Merkley espouses too. When I looked through the top 100 donors to Merkley’s campaign, more than half of his money comes from outside of Oregon, most of which comes from California and New York through Political Action Committees. So you see, Merkley is bought and paid for by the Democrats (Socialists) of other states. See for yourself: https://www.opensecrets.org/members-of-congress/contributors?cid=N00029303&cycle=2020&recs=100&type=I
When speaking with Romero he was clear that he agrees with Trump on issues like border control, the second amendment, immigration, and his handling of the Coronavirus, Romero saying that while Trump is not perfect, who among us is. Bringing up a good point that Oregonians cannot afford to be left by the wayside when it comes to the economy and our Governor. I have questioned Senator Ron Wyden who said that state issues here in Oregon like marijuana legalization needed to be handled at the state level of government, basically saying that he was not going to interfere, whereas Romero was clear that if it is in the best interest of Oregonians, he will give the Governor a call and let her know how she should be helping constituents.
With Abortion rights at the forefront of U.S. Politics, Romero was clear that late term abortions should only be allowed in cases of rape, incest, and medical needs for the survival of the Mother. That abortion in general should be illegal and that it is about “personal responsibility”. Birth control usage he said was left up to a personal choice issue, while he does not agree with all of the choices, Birth Control issues are personal choices each person has to make for themselves,, adding that a lack of discretion by any individual does not constitute a financial obligation to taxpayers. Noting that these are two separate issues. One of legality and under what conditions, and two, who pays for this.
Paul Romero told me he did not like the fact that the United States was considered and had the roll of “World’s Policeman.” It was a roll he said he did not like for us, but a role that he felt that we currently had to fill because of the situation with the United Nations, and China. With China asserting world dominance in so many areas, many of the countries of the world are looking for leadership from the United States. If the U.S. does not fill that roll then China or Russia will and their intent is not a benevolent one.
Romero spoke about being a “good example” in his everyday life, being a positive role model that others could emulate. Stating that he is a Christian and that those core values are important, he says that living that life and being the good example provides the testimony others need to be inspired by. Being 54 and a single Father of five, has inspired him to be the best man he can be. He said that he was from New Iberia Louisiana had been a cryptologic analyst in the Navy for ten years and finishing his Bachelor of Science in Workforce Education & Development from the University of Southern Illinois at Carbondale. He referred to his life as “Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride!” and wouldn’t want it any other way.
While having run for Congressional District 2 seat against Greg Walden in 2016 and 2018, and having faced defeat both times in the primary. He was optimistic that with the primary only 39 days away, he could win and move on to face Merkley. With Joe Rae Perkins, Robert Schwartz and John Verbeek as his competition in the primary, I like his chances, Romero has Oregon values at heart, and has been endorsed by the Women for Trump movement, and the United Liberty Coalition. I truly see that Romero can “Bring Balance Back to Oregon” and secure the ear of the President for all Oregonians.
Written by Stephan Ball