Skip to comments.Support Romney, Ron Paul if he runs, or other?
Posted on 05/31/2012 11:40:44 PM PDT by Peter ODonnell
Just wondering ...
Do you plan to support Mitt Romney, hold out for a Ron Paul candidacy, or is there a third alternative that attracts you?
I am not an American resident or voter, but I share your concerns about Obama's potential for enhanced trouble-making in a second term. Romney has obvious "RINO" or "CINO" flaws, but could be as much as a considerable improvement on Obama, at least almost guaranteed to be a less dangerous president. Or is it worse to have a so-called conservative running a globalist administration?
Now with Ron Paul, I feel you could expect better economic management than either of the above, but many have questions about the realism or even the safety of Ron Paul's foreign policy and attitudes towards global security issues. Personally, I think he might do okay since his first term for sure would be overwhelmed by economic issues.
I don't think there is any other realistic alternative but maybe people have some ideas about that.
Well, basically just wondering how people are viewing this as we move inexorably closer to the moments of decision.
Hope and pray that it works out as this world would be a much worse place with a weakened or damaged America (as is already evident). Romney at least talks a good game on the subject of restoring American greatness, but I think that is a task that will take a lot more than cheerleading from a president at this point. Not to say that the U.S.A. appears fatally weakened but there are some disturbing trends.
Keep the faith ...
If I were in a swing state, I would probably hold my nose and vote for Romney. Obama must be defeated by any means.
But I’m in California, so it’s not something I have to worry about. I have the luxury of not having to vote for the schmuck.
If I get the sense that Romney could carry CA, perhaps I will then toss him my support just to see Obama humiliated, but the chances of that happening are very slim.
As for Ron Paul, some things I like, some things I don’t. He’s not presidential material in my book.
I don’t expect you will find many favorable opinions on either Paul or Romney here on FR.
“If I were in a swing state, I would probably hold my nose and vote for Romney. Obama must be defeated by any means.”
That is also my sentiment.
In my case, I do not need to worry about voting from overseas, as I am from Tennessee.
There is no way in H that Obozo could take Tennessee.
Even homeboy Gore lost his own state.
I am, however, worried about the pompous FReepers who will refuse to vote Romney, even if it means an Obama victory.
That is just downright treasonous.
As much as I dislike Romney, I would take any non Communist
Not enthused about Romney. I am pragmatic enough to pull the lever for Romney in November. ABO. This November will not be the time to squander my vote on some third party candidate as a form of Protest.
I agree on the favorable opinions of Romney on FR. If anyone expressed one, they got zotted, didn't they?
Willard and Zero are 100% unacceptable to serve. Barring the former being dumped at the GOP Convention for a Conservative who possesses character, principles, morality and integrity, for which he has none of, I will vote (Virgil) Goode over the two evils.
Basically, for those Conservatives, you must simply vote your conscience. Ask if replacing one abomination for another who could inflict more damage to the GOP as a vehicle for Conservatism for the long run is truly worth it. A Pyrrhic victory.
I don’t think Romney hates America. I was reading about Romney’s father..
I didn’t really know that much about him..thought he was a wealthy person all his life..I was surprised to find how many jobs he had, starting out as a carpenter, and basically taking different jobs, and moving to different places in an effort to support his family, and give them a better life.
In defense of my ignorance of George Romney, it’s not something that I was that familiar with..I guess I am Texascentric.
Since he has the Delegates, he has the nomination. Why would anyone vote for Virgil Goode? Brings to mind the name Ross Perot.
I might want to drive a Toyota Tundra, but if my realistic options are keeping a bicycle with a broken chain that I fear could endanger me, or going with a motorbike, I will take the motorbike.
Because he's a Conservative. Why would a Conservative vote for a Socialist like Willard ?
The President thanks you for your support.
Basically, for those Conservatives, you must simply vote your conscience.
Only children vote their conscience. Adults cast their vote in such a way as to promote the most favorable result!
Because some conservatives can tell the difference between reality and wishful thinking?
Get some new material.
"Only children vote their conscience."
I wasn't aware children had the right to vote. Adults, whom do have the right to vote, had better do precisely that -- to vote their conscience or they have no room to complain when the country goes in a predictably immoral and unethical direction.
"Adults cast their vote in such a way as to promote the most favorable result!"
Which is why I will never cast a vote for either Zero or his vanilla twin Willard. No favorable result comes of voting for either abomination.
You are a good man Charlie Brown! Your thinking is logical, practical, rational & intelligent versus as you say the “pompous” & “I am more pure than you” folks who live in a dream world.
If Paul runs as an independent, he will be handing the election to Obama. It is time for the Ron Paul crowd to accept reality that this man will never be president, regardless of how well-liked he may be among Libertarians. He simply does not have enough support. If he runs, then he is demonstrating nothing but selfishness, as he will hand the election to Obama just to make a point.
Millions will NOT vote for Bishop Romney, the author
of RomneyCARE, but will in its stead write in the
name: Gov. Palin.
Does Virgil Goode has a chance to win in November 2012?
If yes, vote for him by all means. If not, he is irrelevant.
Note that losers in elections have zero power to change anything towards conservative agenda. Examples: Hoffman in NY-23, Angle in Nevada, O’Donnell in DE. All excellent conservatives, I even sent some of them campaign donations, but all have now become ineffective & irrelevant.
Was’nt it Reagan who said I will vote for the most conservative candidate who can get elected? So your thinking seems the right approach to me.
I have watched Ron Paul throughout all the debates. No sale.
Virgil Goode is too late, to get a solid foothold, since he was not mentioned by anyone on this forum, until AFTER the debates. I would choose Herman Cain, but he is not on the ballot.
The idea is to remove Obama from office, through the election process, in November. Period.
All these ‘other guys’ might be really good, in their own rights, yet since it is either Romney and Freedom, or Obama and Communism, I did NOT serve in the U.S. military, to hand my country over to my Cold War enemy!
We have a candidate, while not the one we hoped for, is by far, better than the POTUS we have.
Should Oblunder retain the WH and some portion of Congress, this nation as we know it will cease to exist. Either by fiat or Executive Order, Oblunder will complete the destruction of the USA.
That's what you have to choose.
Because this is not my first rodeo and have lived thru JFK, Johnson, Nixon, Carter, Clinton and all in between, I will vote Romney. Will not argue the semantics anymore. I am a conservative and will not allow BO to continue to
take this country down. I have my principals as well and watching this destruction is killing me on a daily basis. Any speed bump that we can throw is
better than this IMHO. I live in a swing state. Enough said.
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