I have hated Romney as intensely as anyone over the last few years, and I have hated him from the beginning. I don’t like his politics, and his personal manner is disturbing to me because I feel like he’s telling me exactly what I want to hear. You can check my posting history on that.
As long as there was any chance that anyone but Romney could possibly go up against Obama, I supported anyone but Romney. But anything, even Romney, is better than Obama in my opinion. I don’t know how anyone could let Obama win by not voting for the Republican nominee. I mean, I hate Romney, but Romney did go through the process and he is going to be the nominee. The alternative is much, much worse. And Conservatives that can let Obama waltz back into the White House, I almost understand them, but I can’t really understand them.
Here is the difference between Romney and Obama.
Obama is a blatant socialist, which means it is easier to forment opposition to his socialist policies.
Romney is stealth socialist, who will sugar-coat his socialism to force it down our throats....which makes it more likely under a Romney Administration we would become even more socialist, than even under Obama.
I feel the same way. I can’t stand Romney, but the prospect of four more years of Obama, who won’t have to be concerned with getting re-elected, is frightening beyond words. Considering what this evil person has done in the past three years, just think of what he’ll do in the next four.
After stating that I will never vote for Romney, that's about the best argument so far.
As long as there was any chance that anyone but Romney could possibly go up against Obama, I supported anyone but Romney. But anything, even Romney, is better than Obama in my opinion. I dont know how anyone could let Obama win by not voting for the Republican nominee. I mean, I hate Romney, but Romney did go through the process and he is going to be the nominee. The alternative is much, much worse. And Conservatives that can let Obama waltz back into the White House, I almost understand them, but I cant really understand them.
Anyone who needs a reset regarding voting for the republican nominee, whoever that will be, just needs to try and imagine what America will be after 4 more unfettered years of Obama... Doesn't look like Rick is capable of that kind of mental exercise... being holier-than-thou consumes a lot of mental energy.
How is Obama worse than Romney? I keep asking this over and over again to people like you, but all I seem to get is the same party-line refrain over and over again. Is it really so difficult to break with the establishment talking heads?
Romney signed both cap & trade and socialized medicine into law in Massachusetts. He then advocated Obama to adopt the individual mandate on a national level. Almost all of his judicial appointments were far-left liberals. He defended the bailouts. He promised NARAL in 2002 that he would do more to support abortion than a Democrat. HE’S ON VIDEO ADMITTING THAT HE’S A PROGRESSIVE.
Now tell me what -specifically- in that is better than Obama. Better yet, I’ll save the the effort: you can’t say what’s better, because those are Obama’s same damned positions!
You know the token opposition we get from the GOP now under McConnell and Boehner? Even that would melt away under President Romney, and we’d be left with nothing. The establishment machine would permanently extinguish what little remains of the Tea Party.
You don’t have to vote for Obongo to take a stand against this! Just ignore the presidential race and concentrate on where we can really make a difference: the Senate.
I really dont think you will be doing anyone any favors by voting for Romney. In fact, it may actually be worse. Heres why (from an earlier post)
I wont vote for Romney. He will pick up Zeros play book and continue right where he left off...except this time it will be under a GOP banner.
Do you think the GOP losers who are running away from the Fast&Furious scandal are going to hold his feet to the fire? Maybe the GOP leaders who gave us the wonderful debt ceiling compromise?
If you dont think this class of losers arent going to gobble up every piece of gun grabbing socialist healthcare drivel that Romney spits out, you are badly mistaken. He will appoint liberal judges just like he did in Mass....and the GOP leadership will embrace them.
Our only hope is the fact that Zero is in a different party. The partisan politics will make it at least tougher to pass things and approve judges.
“As long as there was any chance that anyone but Romney could possibly go up against Obama, I supported anyone but Romney. But anything, even Romney, is better than Obama in my opinion. I dont know how anyone could let Obama win by not voting for the Republican nominee. I mean, I hate Romney, but Romney did go through the process and he is going to be the nominee. The alternative is much, much worse. And Conservatives that can let Obama waltz back into the White House, I almost understand them, but I cant really understand them.”
I agree completely. Santorum is unhinged. He needs to get out, and take Newt with him. At this point, they’re simply weakening Romney and, much as I dislike HIM, I DO NOT WANT TO SEE OBAMA WIN. **THAT** would be catastrophic. Whatever else he is or isn’t, I don’t think Romney is out to destroy the country the way Obama is, and there’s some hope the right can push him into line. Certainly, whoever he would nominate for the Supreme Court would be better than whatever gutter-dwelling loser Obama might come up with.
At a certain point, you have to just say.. “Okay. The elites won. What do I do NOW...?!” and the right answer is “do whatever you CAN to defeat that disaster of a President who’s in office right now.”
Conservatives can help to influence any Romney picks, just as they derailed Bush's Harriet Meyers debacle, but Obama will not be swayed in his quest to pack the Court with his Commie Sycophants.
It isn't just the next four years, it's the next two Generations that will be influenced by a Liberal Court.
time to come together and throw the bum out....
As I see it, the nation would easily survive four or even eight years of Romney in the whitehouse; it would not survive another four years of Obama. There would be no pieces left for anybody to try to pick up or put back together four years down the road. My first choice in the thing is Newt, but that starts to look like wishful thinking at this juncture.
I agree completely with what you’re saying, as a nation we CANNOT have Obama for 4 more years, given he will get a least a couple more supreme court justices alone. If Mitt is the nominee I will get behind him all the way, because at this stage ANY gamble is better than the known.
I will also like to add this as well. I know Mitt has gone to the left, I understand all that very well, but I also understand that he was running for office in one of the most liberal states in the nation. He was being elected representing a party that starts off as a horrible underdog in that state. For him to do so he had to appeal to the middle as well, and the middle of MA is absolutely nothing like the middle of say OH for instance.
My point is I’m not 100% sure that a President Romney is going to govern anything like a Governor Romney, he was elected to represent a far left leaning state and he moved to the left to do that. He wanted the job obviously and getting it meant a lot of compromise to keep the electorate happy, which I not happy about but he did it. An unfettered Romney not tied in with such a narrow electorate like he has faced before “MIGHT” (fingers crossed) realize that he will do far better swinging to the right in these political times than to the left, and do it.
Hell, its the best guess I got other than just tossing a dart into the white pages of republican party donors and asking him or her to be our leader. Either way we are so screwed this election and its completely the republican party’s fault.
You can still support Anybody But Romney for the purpose of denying Romney the needed delegate amount. If there’s a chance no matter how slim that we can still get somebody else completely, that’s enough reason for me to support Santorum. I hate Romney about as much as I hate Obama, and Santorum ain’t all wrong in what he said.
VERY WELL SAID. This exactly, 100% mirrors my feelings as well. 100%. I am just a tiny bit mollified that maybe he won't throw the 2nd Amendment under the bus because he's been endorsed by Ted Nugent! 2nd Amendment Ted is my single hope that the gun issue will at least stay off the floor of the Congress (both houses) for awhile. It also depends on who he picks as his running mate. But if the NUGE endorses, it gives me some hope at least.
Be careful. That's bordering on blasphemy here on FR.
I won’t vote for Romney. I will stay home like I stayed home when all the other eastern liberals were crammed down our throats with party rules that let someone like romney that 70% of the party hates and we are supposed to vote for etch a sketch? I promise you I will turn him off at every inkling of his appearance. This guy is no republican conservative!! He is a phony and a fraud. Me a millions of others. We will punish this party again!!!