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Romney has given us reasons to vote against Obama, but what are his reasons to vote for him?
6/3/2012 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist

Posted on 06/03/2012 1:05:25 PM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist

Is being AGAINST Obama enough reason to vote FOR Romney? (Caps for emphasis only). Obama's policies are to be loathed, but a emotional reaction that is fueling many to vote against Obama isn't enough reason to vote for Romney. Sound, cogent reasons are needed to vote FOR Romney:

Romney has repeated enough what Obama policies he is against, but has he given enough detail as to what polices he is for and spelled out line by line what exactly he will do as president and how?

1.) Romney will cut spending? Will Romney cut spending by $1.3 trillion per year - where Obama is right now above that taken in via taxes? Will Romney support any borrow and spend - ANY - or will he follow what was proposed by many Tea Partiers (among whom was Michelle Bachmann), that we should only spend what is taken in with taxes - with no borrow and spend at all? Will we continue to get the same old, same old?

2.) If Romney will end burdensome regulations that stifle business, will he couple this with a pledge that there will never be another banker bailout under his watch?

3.) He will enact Keystone XL legislation? How? Would he control all three branches all by his lonesome self? Does anyone honestly believe that Dems will be driven below 40 Senate seats, much less 43-44, if the remaining so-called "centrist" Senate Dems are ran out of office? What will Romney do when this is tied up in court for 10-20 years?

4.) Will there be no more Solyndra's under Romney's watch? But what about his support for the Massachusetts Green Energy Fund whereby when he was governor of Massachusetts tens of millions of dollars went to several "Solyndra's" that went belly up? Has he changed his spots?

5.) Will Romney keep to the Norquist pledge? If so, how could he support ANY federal subsidies going to oil companies much less "green energy" companies? The giving away of any federal handout/subsidies collectively shifts the burden to the taxpayer. Just as Stossel has reported many times, tens of billions of dollars (even hundreds) goes out in federal subsidies to a host of businesses (taking place for some time now under both Republican and Democrat administrations), thus violating the Norquist pledge.


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1 posted on 06/03/2012 1:05:35 PM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Romney has given us reasons to vote against Obama, but what are his reasons to vote for him?...

Ok, I’ll say it, “He is not Obama.”


2 posted on 06/03/2012 1:07:26 PM PDT by Hang'emAll (Ride to the sound of the guns!)
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To: All

Would it be better to have more Tea Partiers elected along with Romney being elected? In this scenario, would we see fighting between Romney and the Tea Partiers over the direction of this country as we have seen with McCain and the Tea Partiers when McCain compared them to Hobbits?

Whom would the LMSM side with, Romney or the Tea Party?

Or was Reagan right that it is better to stick to basically stick to bold colors versus losing the message among pale pastels?


3 posted on 06/03/2012 1:10:06 PM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: Hang'emAll

I will not vote for Romney or the Kenyan bastard if a gun were put to my head.


4 posted on 06/03/2012 1:11:49 PM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: Hang'emAll

IOW, he is one of the two Tweedle’s, thereby making a distinction without making a difference?


5 posted on 06/03/2012 1:12:50 PM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist
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6 posted on 06/03/2012 1:13:08 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Hang'emAll
Yes, Lassaiz is talking about the typical Romney "will do" while neglecting the "he has done" fact of Obama.
7 posted on 06/03/2012 1:13:21 PM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist
Is being AGAINST Obama enough reason to vote FOR Romney?

YES.

I would have been against FDR, but for him in the fight against Hitler.

8 posted on 06/03/2012 1:13:35 PM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

1. Obama


9 posted on 06/03/2012 1:14:33 PM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: FatherofFive

While I certainly despise Obama’s regressive policies, I do think that you have made an apples to oranges argument there. I don’t think a comparison of Obama and Hitler can be made.

Dems comparing Bush to Hitler is no better, and gets us no further than comparing Obama to Hitler.


10 posted on 06/03/2012 1:16:04 PM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist
There's no way in heck that I will vote for him, but in his defense he did a good job turning around the Olympics and there is evidence that he is a competent or at least successful businessman. Of course, Soros is a fairly successful businessman, too.

I can't believe I just said something positive about mitt.

11 posted on 06/03/2012 1:16:55 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (Goode or Evil, that's the choice.)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Don’t need one. He’s not Obama. For now that has to do.


12 posted on 06/03/2012 1:17:38 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

13 posted on 06/03/2012 1:19:14 PM PDT by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: Gaffer; All

But....But... Romney is following the model of “I will do this and that” if elected, while he focuses on what Obama HAS done. He does this, while not wanting us to focus on what Romney HAS Done as governor.

We need what Romney has done and will do to BOTH be focused on, just like we need to also focus on what Obama has done and what he says that he will do.

Both for both candidates...

Do you support focusing on what BOTH canadidates have done and what BOTH candidates say they will do?

I do.


14 posted on 06/03/2012 1:19:32 PM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: cripplecreek

Laughing loudly at your MEH poster!!!

MEH trumps foreign commie usurper though.


15 posted on 06/03/2012 1:19:44 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Yaelle

I’ll repeat that:

“He is not obama”.


16 posted on 06/03/2012 1:19:56 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (America doesn't need any new laws. America needs freedom!)
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To: Yaelle

Then you will continue to get the following:

Liberal Dems (Clinton) versus RINOcrat (Bush Sr.)

Liberal Dems (Clinton) versus RINOcrat (Dole)

Liberal Dem (Obama) versus RINOcrat (McCain)

Liberal Dem (Obama) versus RINOcrat (Romney)

And next election the Dems will say “throw the bums out” followed by the GOP saying the same next time after that - all based upon emotion...Thus leading to more Liberal Dem versus RINOcrat.

Palin is right that the Establishment pretty much controls the things from top to bottom.


17 posted on 06/03/2012 1:23:49 PM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist
I don’t think a comparison of Obama and Hitler can be made.

I didn't compare 0bama to Hitler.

Let's say FDR was running against a Rand Paul type, who vowed to get us out of WWII. FDR - whom I despise - whould have had my support to defeat an evil force. The evil of Hitler was greater than the evil of FDR's socialist agenda.

I believe Romney - lower than my last choice of any candidate - will fight to overcome the evil of 0bama.

18 posted on 06/03/2012 1:24:18 PM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

You have just explained two things clearly:

1) Why it is important that Mitt Romney win.
2) Why is it important that Sarah Palin win.


19 posted on 06/03/2012 1:25:48 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (America doesn't need any new laws. America needs freedom!)
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To: Old Sarge

Yet more of choosing between one of the two Tweedle’s...

Same old same old.

Yet another Liberal Dem versus a RINOcrat.

Fast train to socialism versus the slow train. Both headed in the same direction.

And yet we ar