Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Mitt Romney is the only sane choice for Libertarians [Wayne Allyn Root]
Fox News ^ | November 3, 2012 | Wayne Allyn Root

Posted on 11/03/2012 3:53:35 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

As a former Libertarian presidential contender, the 2008 Libertarian vice presidential nominee, the former chairman of the Libertarian National Campaign Committee, and the man called "Mr. Libertarian" by media across this country, you might be surprised to find I’m supporting Republican Mitt Romney for president. Yes, this Las Vegan has gone “all in” for Mitt. Why? Because Mitt Romney is the only sane choice for Libertarians.

It’s simple. Libertarians believe in less government; lower taxes; cutting rules, regulations and mandates to get government out of the way of small business; reining in out-of-control government agencies like the EPA; auditing the Fed; and balancing the budget. Sound familiar?

So do Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan. Certainly a little less than Libertarians, including me, would like. But, I’ll take incremental progress over no progress. Mitt Romney is a step in the right direction.

Barack Obama is a thousand miles in the wrong direction -- a direction that leads to the bankruptcy of our children and grandchildren and the destruction of the American Dream. A vote for anyone but Romney is a vote for Obama and his disastrous road that leads to the end of America (as we know it).

The Obama you’ve seen for the last four years is nothing like the radical man who will be unleashed for the next four. The first Obama term was just a small taste of things to come....

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: economy; libertarians; lping; obama; romney; ronpaul; ryan; socialism; taxes; wayneallynroot
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-2021-26 next last
Hear, hear!!
1 posted on 11/03/2012 3:53:42 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m taking bets on how long before someone posts that ridiculous statement about not voting for the ‘lesser of two evils’.


2 posted on 11/03/2012 3:55:31 PM PDT by DugwayDuke
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

Thank you for posting this.


3 posted on 11/03/2012 3:55:50 PM PDT by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

So good that he did this.

Thank you Wayne.


4 posted on 11/03/2012 3:56:36 PM PDT by sf4dubya (I rebelled against my parents by becoming a conservative. REJECT THEN STOP SOCIALISM THIS NOV!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: DugwayDuke

This’ll be like flypaper to the Paulestinians and Mormon haters, too. Who cares?


5 posted on 11/03/2012 3:57:12 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

This is the conclusion I came to a few months ago.

I’m not a Romney fan, but Barack Obama is The Blight Bringer and one of these two men will be sworn in this coming January.

Oh, and I voted this morning in Pinellas County, FL.

My vote actually counts for something here. (Sorry, California.)


6 posted on 11/03/2012 3:59:10 PM PDT by EricT. (The GOP's. sole purpose is to serve as an ineffective alternative to the Democrat Party.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: DugwayDuke

It’s annoying, isn’t it? Just like the “Bush gave us Obama” pap you hear from the “true” believers.


7 posted on 11/03/2012 3:59:27 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: DugwayDuke

Check my tag line


8 posted on 11/03/2012 4:00:28 PM PDT by polkajello (Romney: The Lesser of Two Weasels)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

I am a Wayne Allyn Root fan. He and his beautiful wife have raised an incredible family while home schooling. He was Obama’s classmate at Columbia except he never saw Obama.


9 posted on 11/03/2012 4:01:40 PM PDT by FryingPan101 (2016 looms)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

Significant!

I’m not a libertarian, but I’m a Catholic, and a lot of Catholics are libertarians. They won’t vote for Romney because he’s not pure enough for them.

Well, he’s not pure enough for me...but he’s not Obama! Also, I think he’s pragmatic enough to pull in people from places he probably wouldn’t have gone on his own, so to speak.

Ryan isn’t a libertarian, but he’s a serious Catholic pro-American, pro-capitalist economy, pro-individual liberties person, and his selection as VP made me feel a lot more positive about Romney. So now I’m actually happy about voting for him...

That said, I’d vote for an old gym sock over Obama.


10 posted on 11/03/2012 4:03:17 PM PDT by livius
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: DugwayDuke

Should be any minute now. A know a few Libertarians and that’s exactly how they think.


11 posted on 11/03/2012 4:06:45 PM PDT by snoringbear (Government is the Pimp,)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: DugwayDuke

I’d assert that Democracy is tyranny no matter who’s getting voted for, but I hope Romney wins. Pretty tired of this Obama crap.


12 posted on 11/03/2012 4:07:16 PM PDT by Utmost Certainty (Our Enemy, the State)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: EricT.; livius; 1rudeboy

It’s like I’ve said before: Both Joseph Stalin and Hubert Humphrey could be categorized by some as “left-of-center politicians” but I know which one I’d vote for if that was my two choices...


13 posted on 11/03/2012 4:07:24 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: livius

I agree with this article 100%. Now if Romney will talk about Beghazi before the election, I’ll be a little happier.


14 posted on 11/03/2012 4:10:05 PM PDT by PAR
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

I agree with Libertarian positions on many issues...but even if I agreed with them them on every issue, I would still vote a straight Republican ticket, for the rather obvious reason that Libertarians have not and will not achieve significant national success...ever.


15 posted on 11/03/2012 4:11:25 PM PDT by Joseph Harrolds
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: livius
It wouldn’t be wearable and it would have laid in Dave Lister’s laundry hamper next to his undershorts (See Red Dwarf for reference!) for a year and I would still for it over Zero.
16 posted on 11/03/2012 4:13:29 PM PDT by Reily (l)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: DugwayDuke

“I’m taking bets on how long before someone posts that ridiculous statement about not voting for the ‘lesser of two evils’.”

I’ll plug my eyes if I see it. :)


17 posted on 11/03/2012 4:15:46 PM PDT by FryingPan101 (2016 looms)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

I hope the Independents who are Libertarians bite the bullet and vote for Romney. Sure, it is a nice principle statement to not vote for either candidate - but our children and grandchildren will suffer the fallout of this semi-prideful rebuke if Obama has another term.


18 posted on 11/03/2012 5:13:27 PM PDT by rocky88
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

A Libertarian with sense!


19 posted on 11/03/2012 5:48:00 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet
The only libertarians who should even consider voting for anyone but Mitt Romney and all the other "R" candidates on their ballot are those who live in states where President Obama is so far ahead that their votes don't matter. California comes to mind, as does Rhode Island and New York.

Anywhere else the cause of liberty is best served by voting for Romney and every Republican Senate and House candidate.

20 posted on 11/03/2012 5:56:06 PM PDT by freeandfreezing
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-2021-26 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson