Skip to comments.Take the Pledge, Support the Nominee [as long as it's not Romney or Paul. JimRob]
Posted on 12/24/2011 2:43:58 PM PST by neverdem
Be thankful that the season of Obama media vetting of Republican presidential candidates is coming to a close as Republican voters in the primary states at long last get to have their say on who the nominee will be.
The last eight months of media focus on each of the "not-Romneys" has been like watching the picadors in a bullfight wound the bull with their lances before the brave matador steps into the ring to face the dying bull.
But already there's talk of third party campaigns if certain candidates' egos get bruised by voter rejection in the primary season.
All of us who are committed to the defeat of Barack Obama cannot let this happen. Candidates for the Republican nomination for President must pledge now to support the nominee chosen by the voters in upcoming primary elections. Failure to take the pledge should be a factor when Republican primary voters make their choice.
A second term for Obama would do unthinkable harm to this country. I know because I'm already living in Obama's second term.
I live in California, a former "golden state" now mired in bloated government, rising debt (despite a balanced budget amendment to the state constitution), higher taxes, 12% unemployment, with productive people and their businesses fleeing the state. California is awash in illegal aliens, failing schools, and pot hole filled roads.
Don't let California's present be your state's future.
Our incumbent president faces the voters having in just three years championed policies that more than doubled the annual federal deficit, added more than $4 trillion to the government's debt, nearly doubled the unemployment rate, and doubled the price of gasoline.
Based on this record of accomplishment, Obama went on 60 Minutes to claim with a straight face that he is the fourth best President in American history! To protect Obama from his Hugo Chavez moment, 60 Minutes edited out the claim in the on-air version of the interview.
To restore an America of opportunity and prosperity, not to mention humility, Obama must go.
But Obama will be re-elected if candidates rejected by primary voters, or self appointed billionaire blowhards, launch third party bids.
The first to threaten a third party run this week was libertarian Gary Johnson (who?). Wikipedia says Johnson was a two term governor of New Mexico.
Johnson advocates a 23% national sales tax, marijuana legalization, gay marriage, and an open border with Mexico. Johnson charges that "the Republican Party hung me out to dry" after he appeared on only two of the televised debates. Based on his platform, he got more time than he should have.
Johnson is not the threat. The threat is a third party run by Ron Paul, Mike Bloomberg, or Donald Trump. I'm not really worried about the billionaires either; they are most likely bluster and self promotion. I'm worried about a third party Ron Paul campaign re-electing Barack Obama.
Glenn Beck has said that should Newt Gingrich get the Republican nomination, Beck would back Ron Paul as a third party candidate. Glenn: Please reconsider.
According to a Washington Post/ABC News poll published this week, Ron Paul is within 5 points of Obama in a hypothetical November matchup between the two. But if Paul doesn't get the Republican nomination and makes a third party run, Obama will be re-elected when the conservative, right of center majority splits its vote between Paul and the Republican nominee.
What part of "Vote for Perot, Elect Clinton" do you not understand?
I've been down this road before. In 1992. I supported Perot. I was wrong. I won't get fooled again.
Any of the declared candidates for the Republican nomination are preferable to Obama. The choice of Republican voters in the coming primary season should be honored. Ron Paul and all the aspiring presidential hopefuls should pledge to support the nominee.
While I will personally vote in the primary for the candidate I think the most qualified and conservative, I will support the candidate who wins the Republican nomination, whether it be Paul, Romney, Gingrich, Perry, Bachmann, Santorum, or even Governor Johnson.
I ask again.... tell us how they are the same??????
Through apathy, indifference, and dependence upon the government, we're about to be, once again, enslaved.
Ah ah. You first. You're trying to make the case on this thread that a Romney presidency would somehow be better than a second Obama term.
You've stood up here and LOUDLY proclaimed this to everyone. Now explain your reasoning. What substantial difference is there between Obama and Romney?
I'm trying to get OSHA to tell us what that Zimbabwean nickel's worth of difference is. He keeps insisting that Romney's better, but he refuses to explain how.
The RINO GOP can suck the snot form my nose for all I care.
Want to replace Obama? Do it with a candidate I can support. No Doles, No McCains, NO RINOS!
I say it’s organized voter fraud, and it comes from the top of the democrats on down
As Jim Rob would say, "Rebellion is brewing!"
With Obama the country dies more quickly.
People forget this. Nixon probably did at least as much to destroy this country as LBJ. By rights liberals should idolize him.
I’ll take the pledge, as long as it’s not Paul.
Yep, we've pretty much established that Romney would take us down the same path as Obama, albeit without all the rush and fanfare. We'd be utter fools to believe that he'd change course in any meaningful way.
What I'm trying to find out from OSHA, is what the actual substantive difference is between these two big government liberals. He refuses to say, yet he insists that we vote for the pastel pink over the bold red.
You left out 1st, 2nd and 3rd semester pro-abortionist.
Okay, that should be trimester. *gulp*
Maybe it's a boil that needs to be popped. With a RINO in it just keeps festering.
The country may die but The Constitution and FREEDOM will live.
From a dead, entitlement country perhaps a new land of opportunity will arise like The Phoenix from the ashes.
I would rather have Satan's brother in the White House than Romney or Paul. At least you know where he stands.
I agree with you OSHA.
I will support the Republican nominee and pray it’s not Romney or Paul.
Of the two I think Paul would be the hardest to support but he doesn’t have a chance.
Everyone wishes all the conservatives (except the one we like) would drop out and support one of the others.
Probably not gonna happen.
I’m guessing that if Bachmann drops out, she’ll support Romney (she’s never attacked him much)
It is what it is. Poor Romney.
>>Mad? No doubt about it. You’re stark raving mad.
Seriously?? It’s Christmas Eve and you can’t disagree with a person without insulting them?
Then it's more of the same. Bigger government, higher taxes, less liberty.
Bring it on. Let's get it over with.
NO Rockefellers, Romneys, McCains, Doles, COUNTRY CLUB REPUBLICANS! NO!
In the 2008 election here in Pittsburgh I was chastised by the Hillman republicans when I went into the local HQ and not finding a sign with PALIN'S name on it was told to shut up, McCain was the nominee and Palin was nothing!
Go to Hades you non conservatives who will vote for anything with an R behind the name!
Take this RINO's and those who will vote for anyone but Obama:
"If ye love wealth better than liberty,
the tranquility of servitude
better than the animating contest of freedom,
go home from us in peace.
We ask not your counsels or your arms.
Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you.
May your chains set lightly upon you,
and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."
One of my favorite quotes from S Adams.
Yup, I'm ticked off, but I hide it so well...!
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