Skip to comments.OK, I'll Vote For Romney, But... (Yes, this is a Vanity)
Posted on 04/05/2012 12:24:03 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg
OK, I've thought about it. I've read over and over here on Free Republic that if I don't vote for Romney. I am by default voting for Obama.
Now some of you are reading this and saying, wait-a-minute, Romney hasn't clinched it yet. Well its time to face facts, he is gonna be the G.O.P. nominee. The fat lady hasn't sung yet for the other Republican hopefuls Santorum and Gingrich. But if you listen closely you can hear her just off-stage doing some warmup scales.
So I guess if I must vote for Romney or forever be condemned as a FReeper who helped Obama to a second term. But I must tell ya, it feels like I am selling out. So since it feels that way I might as well go all-in.
That is why I have decided to run for office locally. Which means I need campaign cash. So all of you folks here on FR who are of the mind that a vote for anyone but Romney (when he becomes the G.O.P. nominee) is a vote for Obama think of me as a member of Congress and you are lobbying for my vote. And since we all know how lobbying works I will setup a campaign fund where you can deposit funds to help with my campaign and I will see what I can do about your concerns over who I am voting for in 2012.
Bottom line selling-out has become the American Way and since all you Vote-Romney-or-you-vote-for-Obama people condone such activity I asking you to put YOUR money where my vote is.
We can use this thread as a pledge drive. You post and pledge the amount you wish to deposit in my campaign fund and a "suggestion" of who I should vote for or for those of you who are against selling-out I am willing to listen to your reasoning as well.
Once Sarah dropped out - i long ago figured i would have to do the unthinkable to get rid of obama.
welcome to the club.
It’s not too late for RomBama to drop out and save us all from another impeachment.
It’s not too late for RomBama to drop out and save us all from another impeachment.
You are indeed a Mad Dawg!
Everyone one of our funding fathers came from a history in the private business sector -
None were born and bred from a legacy of sucking on the government tit as the current occupant and look at the total different view of government it produces.
Having worked for Newt to get his congress elected in the republican turnover and the great disappointment he gave me of how he ran the place I would rather vote for Romney then continue to allow the current CEO of the executive branch and the czars he has placed into office run in any longer in any leadership role.
My only question to Romney if anyone has access to him is how many UN-Constitutional czars will he retain if elected or will he go back to the Constitution Board of advisers for the running of his executive branch?
There is a guy on the ballot named ABO. I’m voting for that guy! Hey, I would even vote for you, Shirley Temple, (Yes I am that old) Larry, Moe, or Curly Joe, ANYBODY BUT OBAMA!
What Romney brings to the table is ‘bipartisanship’, AKA cover to pass even more debt, inflated budgets and eroding of social values. If the Republican house wants to do that, they can do it working with Obama.
There is absolutely no way I'll vote for Romney, and consider him ten times as dangerous to this nation as Obama.
I’m dreaming of a brokered convention... and while I’m at it I might as well dream they select Sarah Palin and Allen West.
I couldn’t care less about Mitt Romney. But I couldn’t care more about my country, and Obama must be defeated.
We may still lose on Obamacare in SCOTUS, but can you imagine how ugly it will be when 5 or 6 Kagans or Sotomayors are up there praising Obamacare and we are truly lost for the next 30 years?
Vote your conscience. I, for one, am not likely to vote for RINOny. Not ruling it out, but I don’t expect it to happen, particularly after he shakes his Etch-a-Sketch some time in September. My opinion is the GOPe needs to be shaken up bigtime... and that isn’t going to happen unless Romney does poorly. I’d like to see Jindal in there in 2016. A true conservative with a brain and results who isn’t afraid to take on the GOPe (he the only one with national name recognition that didn’t endorse Myth). If Bobby gets on the ticket, I’ll give Myth another look, but I don’t see that happening.
“I’ll vote for whomever has a credible chance of preventing Romney from becoming president. If my choices are a socialist who hates working, and a socialist who loves working? I’m going to go with the one who hates working.”
Line of the day!
There is absolutely no way I'll vote for Romney, and consider him ten times as dangerous to this nation as Obama.’]
Now there is an “intelligent” alternative for you! </s
FUMR!! Not going to vote FOR a damned big government abortionist/socialist. To hell with the RINO GOP!!
The intelligent alternative is for the national convention to throw out these results and put up a nominee who represents the values of the voters, who represents an alternative to Obama. The intelligent alternative is to boot out all these moronic RINOS who are corrupting every state party because our ‘tradition’ is to place the nominee’s people in those places, and after holding our nose for McCain, that’s who’s there to give us their newest generation of RINO.
The least intelligent alternative is to rubberstamp a bad decision. I will NOT give Congress cover to push forward with more big government.
I hear ya. I don’t know if I’ve ever read anything more foolish.
I may vote for Romney but I don’t believe that he’ll win anyway. That’s my problem with ABO -— it does matter who that ‘anybody’ is that is facing Obama because Romney is simply just a bad candidate regardless whether or not he is conservative enough. He has virtually all of the attributes of the recent past Presidentials losers
What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul?
(What good does it do Conservatives to gain the White House if we have to sacrifice almost all our values to gain it?
I want to beat Obama as badly as any Conservative...But I still don’t know if I can stomach voting for Romney!
Yes. I’ll vote for him because there is no other option.
After Obama is defeated, God willing, then it will be time to flush the worthless, useless, good for nothing, crumb feeding GOP down the toilet where they belong.
With Romney as POTUS and a Republican controlled Senate, every liberal nominee to the SCOTUS will be passed immediately.
Which scenario is worse?
It is? How could you tell?
Ross Perot (no fan of Republicans, to be sure) ran against George H.W. Bush in 1992, effectively depriving him of a second term, and putting in an occupant of the Oval Office that ran rough-shod all over the US Constitution for his first two years in office, even going so far as to try to pass the first draft of Obamacare in that time period. The upshot was the retaking of both the Senate and the House of Representatives by the Republicans for the first time in DECADES, but by then Billy Jeff was well entrenched. With an assist from Perot again in 1996, Clinton snagged a second term, only to face some serious charges relating to his personal character, and was eventually impeached, but NOT removed from office. One suspects there were some additional and much more serious charges, that were covered up in both the House and Senate committees, but never aired because of really serious breaches of national security, and WOULD have resulted in removal from office and serious penalties, up to and including life imprisonment for who is now the Former Occupant (1993-2001).
The Establishment GOP, as much as anybody, was complicit in that cover-up, because they thought that someday, this kind of precedent could be used against THEIR guy, and more than anything, they never wanted to open that Pandora’s box.
As it turned out, a tactical mistake for the good of America. But a most fortuitous action for the Establishment GOP.
"Beam me up, Scotty."
I've got the "vanity detector" app on my sparky new cell phone...[/s]
Maybe I need to rethink this. If I am going to sell-out I feel a goodly amount of cash needs to be involved. If no one is willing to "lobby" for my vote maybe I just need to vote my conscious,
It's a matter of perspective:
Romney was my 5th choice (Bachman, Cain, Santorum, Gingrich), so in that sense, it's a little disappointing.
However, I'd vote for Jerry Sandusky to get The 0ne out of the W/H.
I'll have reservations about Mitt, but at the end of the day ABO!!!
1 You are not getting a republican Congress if Obama is reelected.
2 If you believe you will get more conservative Supreme Court Justices from Obama ... Oy
Let me know the mechanism by which Obama will be made to nominate a conservative Justice.
People say voting for Romney is like voting for Obama. They are wrong.
Voting for Mao or Stalin would be like voting for Obama.
I see to a vote for Romney is a vote for Stalin.
I would gather you are very motivated to lobby for my vote.
I'll Put you down for 500 bucks make the check payable to the Mad Dawgg 2013 election committee.
Remember Romney is the Father of Obamacare.
“People say voting for Romney is like voting for Obama. They are wrong. Voting for Mao or Stalin would be like voting for Obama.”
Really? Obama has had John Holdren as an advisor. Look him up.
Mittens has had Holdren as an advisor.
Obama is a strong supporter of the sodomite agenda. So is Mittens.
Obama loves socialized healthcare. So does Mittens.
Obama calls himself a “progressive”. That’s what Mittens calls himself when he isn’t trying to swindle his way into the R nomination.
I could continue in this vein, but you tell me why we should support Mittens. Is it because he tells us lies that we want to hear? I already know what he has done.
Throwing RINOs out of Congress and fighting Obama would be better than letting the R Establishment prevail again.
You nailed it. I am astounded at Freepers who say "we need to think of the S.C. and choose Mitt." I just ask them to read in depth various articles that have researched Mitt's judicial picks and judicial philosophy. Mitt's picks are his actual record. Mitt picks judicial picks are atrocious.
I sincerely believe Mitt would go out of his way to pick far left appointees just to rub it in the eye of Conservatives. His picks would fly through with the liberal RATs and the gutless RINOs.
Uh-oh, now you’ve gone and upset the Slick Willardbots.
Yeah because Romney is not the nominee, but all this talk and vanities and questioning who will vote for Romney is nothing more than planting the idea in the heads of people.
Looks like that post went over like a lead balloon.
Stupid comments really. As you well know Romney is calling for the repeal of Obamacare.
For those who are so fanatical they can’t envision this simple scenario, here is how Romney will appoint a conservative justice.
Romney, being a republican president, having run as a conservative and having pledged to appoint conservative justices, and having a republican senate with many new conservatives who will counsel and expect him to name conservative justices, will in fact name conservative justices. As you know, George Bush followed exactly that path and when he named a questionable one, he had to withdraw her nomination (Harriet Meyers).
That is why we got from George Bush only conservative justices and from B Obama only liberal justices.
That is likely, possible and conceivable.
Now let me answer the second question because you refused to. There is no way on God’s green earth that a reelected Barack Obama is going to name a moderate or conservative to that court. He won’t do it, his party won’t support it, and even if republicans block him no power on earth can make him name a conservative.
And when you talk about looking at people’s records, where were you hiding when Barack Obama created a crystal clear record with his first 2 Supreme Court nominations?
Railing against them.
You have a problem friend. I am not trying to convince you Obama won't do liberal things like appointing liberal judges.
However you are trying to convince me Mittens will do something Conservative. Can you give us an example of him doing such? Actual deeds not telling us how he will be real Conservative after he is elected.
let's start with Obamacare one (A.K.A. Romneycare) can you show me what was Conservative about that? He signed it into law with a big old smile on his face.
Ball is in your court buddy.
If Romney's record is irrelevant then 0baMao's record is irrelevant.
Ive read enough stupid crap. You want to keep repeating Romney’s record in Mass. and ignoring the fact Romney has been running as a conservative this election and the last one.
Then I have to read comments excusing Obama or even suggesting it is best to vote for Obama.
Would Romney uphold Obamacare after running on a clear platform to abolish it? I think there is zero chance of that.
Mass. is a far left state, Romney did what he did. I’m a big enough boy to understand politicians are whores.
I’m also a big enough boy to stop playing pretend that Romney would support Obamacare, or that it is better or no different to keep Obama in office.
I explained quite clearly how and why Romney would likely appoint conservative justices, and how Obama never will.
But you ignored that because you are being fanatics and it will lead you to reelect Obama. Nice talking to you.
I’ll take it one step more. Last time, I voted for McCain JUST because Mrs. Palin was on the ticket. I will not do that again, I will not vote for Mittens just because he put someone on the ticket that is more conservative. You want to send a message to the GOP? There you go.
Why when people engage in discussion with you, do you resort to links to canned stuff?
Right off the bat: “Romney supported legalized abortion”.
Yes he did, and like GHWB and many others, he has changed that position and opposes abortion.
You really are living in a fantasy world where Romney’s positions have not changed, and where he still is governor of Mass. and can only repeat his record from when he was in I believe the most left wing state in the Union.
Romney does not support legalized abortion. That is a fact. Obama does support legalized abortion. Another fact.
I’m living in the present not a time warp.
Once again, my post 38 explained perfectly well why you will get conservative justices from Romney, and liberals from Obama.
I'm sure I've pissed off a lot of people. But I will do anything I can to sink the election of someone who could easily create a cascade of legislation that is not only against my moral beliefs, against the constitution, but also done in the name of 'conservatism.' I'm fine being a radical who has drawn his line and will not cross it. I'm done holding my nose.
Sure, I'm shooting my foot off, I get that. I have a choice of 4 more years of the Pres(id)ent, or 8 years of the same staffers working under Romney and driving the nation into the ground with the cooperation of the 'GOP.'
Given the choice of having the GOP as an opposition party vs the party that will join together as liberals united, I'll take the opposition party.
OK let's deal with your strawman. I never said Obama won't nominate libs to SCOTUS or do other liberal shenanigans.
OK now we got that out of the road let us get back to Romney you say "would Likely" appoint Conservative Justices. OK then could you point to anything in his past wherein his actions supports this assertion of yours. NOT promises by Mittens mind you but actual Conservative legislation he championed or appointments he made. Anything at all.
If you can't then all you got is a big bag of hotair.
Ball is in your court. Return volley or take a seat.
“I voted for McCain JUST because Mrs. Palin was on the ticket. I will not do that again,”
You voted for McCain because he was running against Obama. I did too, and will do exactly that again. Vote against Obama.
No, I will not. I was disgusted with McCain long before he ran. I was going to write someone in, but decided that Mrs. Palin was the light we had been looking for, so I voted for Palin, not McCain. That said, I will not make that mistake again because it gets us nowhere. I will write someone in because really, I am damn sick and tired of voting against someone, I would like to vote FOR someone, and it’s not Mitt.
So why do people think Romney got so many critical endorsements? Jan Brewer, Rubio, Ryan, Trump, multiple state governors, and the list continues. I do believe that these endorsements made a difference this time, and they influenced voters and voter turnout. So when it comes time to vote for them, will people still continue to think they are worth voting for?
In other words, Romney’s record is like him a damned lie. Romney runs as a “Conservative” because he cannot run as a Liberal and get the nomination. If and the sun has a better chance of rising inthe west than Romney does of being elected, but again, for tha sake or argument, Romney is elected, his “Conservative” mask will come off the day after election.
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