There is much to like about Mitt Romney, especially his social values based in Mormonism. Mormonism, along with the Catholic Church, has been one of the two steadfast pillars to support the traditonal natural family against the subversive force of the federally driven welfare state. Since the 1960s, the welfare state has undermined (1) the natural family and (2) the working class and the independent middle class by creating dependency and robbing its citizenry of motivation for social advancement. Mormonism indirectly opposed this deleterious subversion by supporting religious and social freedom, the natural family, and work. Mr. Romney's values are fully conversant with his social conservatism and are admirable. Mr. Romney also worked in the heart of capitalism, and understands it from both sides of success and failure of businesses. He is also a bright, careful, and thoughtful politician. But, there, alas, lies the source of his political weakness for a conservative. He thinks, with confidence in himself, that he can solve problems by guiding federal policy. He has, apparently, missed the conservative awakening, based upon the realization, engendered by the spectre of ObamaCare, that the problem is too much government, too much guidance, too much regulation; and that only a vigorous curtailment of the role of government will solve the nation's problems. Romney has not understood Ronald Reagan's famous punch line. "The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, 'I'm from the government and I'm here to help.'"