I respect your point of view. Romney certainly is not my choice as nominee. But I will vote my conscience, as will you.
The past performance of a politician is certainly a valid consideration in an election, however I accept that some will change for the better over time. Although not on the same level, Reagan at one time was a democrat, union leader and divorced Hollywood actor. I’m sure that even if Palin were the nominee, there would be those here who would now be attacking her for some position she states. It’s no wonder we don’t have better candidates; who would want to run in this environment.
I know my own political views have changed over the last dozen years, in large part due to discussions on FR. It pains me to see the forum which used to be devoted to real intellectual discussion devolve into factional name calling and personal attacks. If someone is not 100% in line with another, their opinion is totally discounted. The purity test makes the perfect the enemy of the good.
In the end, I will do whatever I can to defeat obama, and if it means voting for Romney, I will do so proudly.