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Why I Won't Vote For Romney
Tea Party.org ^ | 5/17/12 | John Alan

Posted on 05/17/2012 8:20:19 AM PDT by not romney

Because I want to defeat Obama. The Romney argument from day one has been 'you have to vote for Romney because he's the only one that can beat Obama'. I won't vote for Romney precisely because I know he will lose to Obama. A few examples as to why he'll lose:

Romney's positive approval rating has been 20 points below even McCain and Dole's who both ended up losing. It will probably start to rise with the end of the primary, however this is before the Obama Nasties open fire with both barrels, and Romney is a very target rich environment.

McCain lost to Obama by five million votes. The retort is 'yes but the luster is off Obama this time', true, but the luster has never been and never will be on Romney. The apathy on the right is every bit as apathetic as the apathy on the left. However in addition to apathy there is almost a disdain on the right for Romney and the GOP. Romney will lose three types of voters. 1. Unmotivated voters who won't bother to turn off 'Dancing with the Stars' to go vote. 2. Voters like myself that know Romney is a liberal and are disgusted with the dishonest corrupt campaign he and the GOP have run. 3. Voters that hate Romney so much that as soon as the word 'Romney' leaves your mouth the conversation is over. So from where is Romney going to get his votes?

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1 posted on 05/17/2012 8:20:23 AM PDT by not romney
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To: not romney

who cares?


2 posted on 05/17/2012 8:22:06 AM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: not romney
I won't vote for him because he'll lose, the ultimate self fulfilling prophesy.
3 posted on 05/17/2012 8:23:03 AM PDT by dblshot (Insanity: electing the same people over and over and expecting different results.)
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To: not romney

You are an IDIOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


4 posted on 05/17/2012 8:24:03 AM PDT by bandleader
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To: not romney

My reason is much simpler.

He is a pro-abortion RINO. He will never receive mine or my families vote.


5 posted on 05/17/2012 8:24:41 AM PDT by Tolkien (Grace is the Essence of the Gospel; Gratitude is the Essence of Ethics.)
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To: not romney

Might have given this a nano second of thought until I read:

“Also Clinton does not even come close to Barak Obama on the socialist meter,”

The writer must not have been alive in the 90’s or was heavily sedated.

A Republican landslide in ‘94 taking control of the House and Senate is the ONLY reason we aren’t a socialist country. The clintoons and zero are ABSOLUTE birds of a feather.


6 posted on 05/17/2012 8:25:22 AM PDT by I cannot think of a name
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To: Tolkien
A non vote is a vote for Obama.

I see pro Obama is is running 50/50

7 posted on 05/17/2012 8:26:37 AM PDT by scooby321 (h tones)
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To: not romney; All

So which loser do you plan to vote for? Please tell me because I’d like to vote for the same person and be an idiot just like you.


8 posted on 05/17/2012 8:27:15 AM PDT by davisfh
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To: not romney

Because you love Obambi!


9 posted on 05/17/2012 8:28:09 AM PDT by TheGunny
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To: dblshot

Historically, moderate Republican nominees don’t win Presidential elections, and in Romney, we don’t even have a “moderate”.

The most troubling aspect of this coming November election is a vote for either major party choice is a vote against Conservatism.


10 posted on 05/17/2012 8:28:52 AM PDT by Rational Thought
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To: not romney

*yawn*


11 posted on 05/17/2012 8:29:35 AM PDT by EggsAckley ( There's an Ethiopian in the fuel supply ! ! ..)
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To: I cannot think of a name
“Also Clinton does not even come close to Barak Obama on the socialist meter,”

Depends on which Clinton you are talking about. Bill is much more the pragmatist. He leans left but ultimately will go with whatever is best for Bill. Hillary on the other hand is every bit the true believer that Obama is.
12 posted on 05/17/2012 8:30:12 AM PDT by slumber1 (Don't taze me bro!)
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To: Tolkien
Yep. He's a pro-abortion, anti-gun, pro socialized medicine, big government liberal. I don't vote for those, regardless of party.

/johnny

13 posted on 05/17/2012 8:30:45 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: not romney

::facepalm::


14 posted on 05/17/2012 8:32:03 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: not romney

With THINKING(?) like that you are probably standing in a bucket trying to lift yourself up off the ground!


15 posted on 05/17/2012 8:32:30 AM PDT by DeweyShootem
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To: not romney
I won't vote for him because given two equall liberals (which Romney and Obama are) only one of them can deliver control of the Republican party to the left by being elected.

Thus, in a very real sense Romney is more damaging than Obama, and the people who vote for him not only deserve either one interchangably: they deserve ridicule and being linked to policies Romney has been for every time they come up, even if Romney is defeated.

I have done this on illegals and bailouts with McCainiacs, and few of them admit to having supported him today. Romney makes McCain look like Eisenhower.

16 posted on 05/17/2012 8:33:15 AM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: not romney

If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.


17 posted on 05/17/2012 8:36:04 AM PDT by bboop (Without justice, what else is the State but a great band of robbers? St. Augustine)
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To: not romney
This coming election is like an IQ test. If you say, "I'm not voting for Romney" - you fail.
If, after 3+ years of 0bama and his commie regime, you can't see what fate awaits America, you don't deserve to live here.
18 posted on 05/17/2012 8:36:44 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: not romney

So you would rather a devote communist and verified America hater bent on the destruction of our country be elected ... what kind of abject IDIOT would want that ?


19 posted on 05/17/2012 8:37:05 AM PDT by clamper1797 (Hoping to have some change left)
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To: not romney

The initial premise is wrong. Romney will win in a landslide. He already leads with women and independents. This alone will cinch it. Obama’s numbers are not getting better. In every category he is trending down.

The rest is not worth reading if the first sentence is clearly incorrect.


20 posted on 05/17/2012 8:37:24 AM PDT by TheRhinelander
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To: Tolkien

He is not pro-abortion. However, Obama is.


21 posted on 05/17/2012 8:38:30 AM PDT by Dante3
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To: not romney

Vote and the choice is yours; don’t vote and the choice is theirs.

Not voting for Mr. Romney is a vote for Mr. Obama. Do you REALLY want four more years of Mr. Obama?


22 posted on 05/17/2012 8:40:58 AM PDT by RexBeach (Mr. Obama Can't Count.)
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To: slumber1
“Bill is much more the pragmatist”

The bent one is the most dangerous man in politics today. He is an ultra, ultra, ultra liberal, but he succeeds in convincing people he is not. Boil away all the BS and the truth comes out.

When did we have the most restrictive gun control passed in the last forty years? When did we have the largest tax increase at a time the economy was actually improving? When did Eric Holder get his start at the Justice Department? When did we just barely escape a health care fiasco that would have been worse than zerocare?

The one good thing about zero is that he is so absolutely incompetent and transparent, that his motives are obvious. Slick Willie earned that name for a reason. If he hadn't stirred up the population with gun control and there hadn't been a landslide in 1994, God help what the country would have become.

23 posted on 05/17/2012 8:41:37 AM PDT by I cannot think of a name
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To: shalom aleichem

Yea.........cut off your nose to spite your face.


24 posted on 05/17/2012 8:44:58 AM PDT by True Grit
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To: bboop

And your boy Romney is an improvement how? Weak kneed congressional Republicans will rubberstamp every Romney socialist policy that comes their way. The same policy from zero would at least get cursory resistance.


25 posted on 05/17/2012 8:46:07 AM PDT by j_tull (Massachusetts once lead the American Revolution. Under Mitt Romney, it lead the demise.)
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To: not romney
Oh, God, not another one of these childish rants...


26 posted on 05/17/2012 8:46:43 AM PDT by Cinnamontea
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To: not romney

I would crawl over broken glass to vote AGAINST Obama! This is NOT political, this is personal! He has mocked every institution that I stand for, and he has destroyed this country’s economy and freedoms beyond recognition. And after I vote for Romney and he wins...I’ll shift my focus to Romney and start hating his ass as much as I do Obama’s now. And I can promise you I will keep pushing for a conservative in 2016. But since I’m already standing on the deck of the Titanic and the only thing left to do is rearrange deck chairs while she’s sinking...I’m doing it!!! Because standing around bitching about the iceberg is not an option for me.


27 posted on 05/17/2012 8:47:02 AM PDT by The Political genius
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To: not romney

If Romney loses it is precisely because people like this will not vote for Romney. If nothing else the guy could at least acknowledge he will vote against Obama.


28 posted on 05/17/2012 8:49:06 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: not romney

This is getting tiresome.


29 posted on 05/17/2012 8:55:30 AM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Running in circles and screaming is not a strategy.)
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To: not romney

Then you may as well go ahead and vote for Obama then.

Vote for Romney to stop Obama.
Then elect conservatives to Congress to stop Romney.

Simple!


30 posted on 05/17/2012 8:55:45 AM PDT by eekitsagreek (got no money and you got no car, then you got no woman...and there you are!)
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To: bandleader

Yes. Sometimes I read writing from ‘tea party’ representatives like this and wince. I realize there are a lot of people here on FR that need to get into tea party leadership role so our voices can be heard. While we are divided here on Romney, most will be voting in November to get Obama out. There are reasons not to vote for Romney, and I do my best to respect those that feel they are being principled for the long-term fight, but the reasoning from this particular writer is utterly flawed.


31 posted on 05/17/2012 8:57:13 AM PDT by ilgipper
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To: Dante3
"He is not pro-abortion. However, Obama is."

Oh, please, come ON. Vote for Romney if you want, but don't try to whitewash him to the point that you have to say things that aren't true. Women in Massachusetts are getting their cheap abortions today, thanks to Romney. He said that he was taught to be pro-choice by his mother, and he held a fundraiser for Planned Parenthood.

32 posted on 05/17/2012 8:57:28 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: not romney
Romney will be the pressure on the wound to stop the blood loss. The Tea Party and Conservatives can then find someone to suture the wounds. If Obama stays in, the hemorrhage will just continue.
33 posted on 05/17/2012 8:58:06 AM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: j_tull
The same policy from zero would at least get cursory resistance.

Two words, "John Boehner".

34 posted on 05/17/2012 8:59:09 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: not romney

By NOT voting for Romney, you ARE VOTING FOR OBAMA!
Period!

There is no other candidate positioned to challenge Obama.

Obama will destroy America and you will have no future options to “fix” or replace the Republican party.

I’ve had 3 other candidates I preferred over Romney.
I donated to them and voted for Santorum in the Caucus.

Your excuses for not voting for Romney don’t matter.
ONLY RESULTS MATTER!!!
And the result of following your intention is the destruction of America!


35 posted on 05/17/2012 9:00:59 AM PDT by G Larry (Criminals thrive on the indulgence of society's understanding)
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To: not romney

Who is John Allen? John Allen what? Doesn’t he have a last name?


36 posted on 05/17/2012 9:01:23 AM PDT by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth again.)
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To: not romney

THIS is why I'll vote for Romney...I want that smug expression wiped off of that MoFo's face.

37 posted on 05/17/2012 9:03:07 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SandyInSeattle

This is getting tiresome.

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Isn’t it? Haven’t we had hundreds of these threads? And hundreds of FReepers zotted over their stand for or against Romney?

But take heart. The election is only 5 and 1/2 months away. Only a thousand or more of these similar threads to come. And then we’ll be done with then.

Yippee.


38 posted on 05/17/2012 9:03:40 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: not romney

“I won’t vote for Romney precisely because I know he will lose to Obama.”

Such deep reasoning causes me to ignore this article.


39 posted on 05/17/2012 9:04:57 AM PDT by truth_seeker
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To: equaviator

Methinks you posted to John Allen.


40 posted on 05/17/2012 9:05:10 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: not romney

Nothing but pure stupid crap here, move along folks.


41 posted on 05/17/2012 9:06:56 AM PDT by fish hawk (Religion: Man's attempt to gain salvation or the approbation of God by his own works)
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To: not romney

I wish the Romneybots would tell us how much better Mittens is suppose to be than the current puppet who was put forth by his party’s establishment and then rammed down our throats. Mittens used dirty tricks to get the nomination, but does not have the balls to confront the puppet over Rev. Wright, but did have the balls to try and destroy Herman Cain. No Romney and Rove will not get my vote as I am going 3rdd party and good luck with your country club blueblood!


42 posted on 05/17/2012 9:07:24 AM PDT by Trueblackman (I would rather lose on Conservative principles than vote for a RINO candidate.)
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To: MrEdd
Romney makes McCain look like Eisenhower.

I think that's a bit of a stretch.
43 posted on 05/17/2012 9:08:06 AM PDT by Eagle of Liberty (We the People are coming!!)
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To: Eagle of Liberty

Then in spite of all the years Romney’s activites and positions have been posted on this site, you haven’t payed attention.


44 posted on 05/17/2012 9:12:36 AM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: Dante3

Only in your inferno is someone who hosts fundraisers for planned parenthood not pro abortion.


45 posted on 05/17/2012 9:14:49 AM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: not romney

Now, they say that Portland suburban liberals could tip OR to Romney. No such likelihood in WA State though


46 posted on 05/17/2012 9:17:54 AM PDT by Theodore R. (Past is prologue: The American people again let us down in this election cycle.)
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To: I cannot think of a name

Correct! Only, you don’t go far enough. The Klintoons are actually worse.


47 posted on 05/17/2012 9:20:17 AM PDT by 98ZJ USMC
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To: dfwgator

Exactly!


48 posted on 05/17/2012 9:21:33 AM PDT by 98ZJ USMC
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To: 98ZJ USMC

That and hearing the cries of liberals, it’s such a sweet sound, that it’s worth having Romney win if for nothing else but that.


49 posted on 05/17/2012 9:24:21 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Trueblackman

I understand your point, but the American people are your problem: they do not allow third choices.


50 posted on 05/17/2012 9:27:06 AM PDT by Theodore R. (Past is prologue: The American people again let us down in this election cycle.)
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