You would think that any of our conservative candidates would have been able to easily defeat Romney the liberal, but reality is that they all failed miserably.
We on the right are going to need to create stronger, strategically wiser and better capable salesmen and women of our ideas, but we are currently out of time in that regard for this cycle.
I will not stand by and allow this red communist to be re-elected.
It looks like we have the following Freepers in looking at the way forward. All have conservative ideals, just differ on how we’ll get there.
1. Everything’s going to hell in America no matter what we do. We might as well opt out of the system and be prepared when things blow up.
My response: Even if that’s true, why root against those who hold your ideals and are trying to make a difference, whether 3rd party or GOP? Are you really saying it’s better if the whole explodes sooner? If so, stay on the prepper threads and help us know how to survive if and when it happens. In the meantime, quit trying to discourage everyone who is working for positive change.
2. GOP is too far gone with its nomination of Romney, might as well vote third party and see what we can do. Romney and Obama are the same.
My response: Fine, I’ll join you in working hard to develop a viable third party. But if we’ve not made enough progress by November, I’ll probably pull the lever for Romney. And, yes, it’s because I think a viable conservative movement can gain power and I think he will do less damage until we get there. Why don’t we work together at creating that movement and we’ll see what happens by November?
3. We must support Romney or we will have the evil Obama for another four years. Anybody who thinks otherwise is voting for Obama.
My response: November is a long way off. There is no reason to draw a line in the sand already. Things can change quickly in politics, we’re not done with the primary season, and we haven’t had the convention yet. A viable third party fight is possible, and it will force Romney to move either to the right or the left as a candidate. If he moves left, the third party wins. If he moves right, it will be more difficult for him to move to the left after the election. Obama is self-destructing and it really could be a race between Romney and third party.