A legitimate third party?
If not Romney ... then Obama. Sorry to say.
Some here are suggesting to vote for Obama.
how about voting your conscience?
Will a 3rd party win this time? Probably not. Vote 3rd party to keep whichever of the two lying, backstabbing, abortion-supporting, gun-grabbing statists that do win get much less than a majority.
The way I see it.
Romney will be the nominee and will lose but enough 3rd party and write in voters can save the down ticket races.
I just don’t think the GOP has the courage to win the white house and face the wrath of liberals.
Well. Uh. How long has it taken FR to raise $37k for this freepathon? That's $0.037 million. Campaigns need 100's of millions.
Actually, the only scenario I can see in which a third party push on the right would not simply throw the election to Obama would be if the Libertarian Party nominated Ron Paul. He’d pull a hefty youth vote, mostly drawn from Obama’s 2008 vote plus a don’t-nominate-RINOs protest vote, presumably at Romney’s expense, and the usual 1-3% who vote Liberterian anyway. Even on that, the devil is in the details: Would the youth vote defection form Obama to Paul throw some states into Romney’s column? Or would the anti-RINO protest vote push some states from the Romney column to Obama? Could Paul win any states (or pick up an EV in Maine or Nebraska?) enough to toss the election to the House of Representatives? And in that case (which would end up realistically being Romney vs. Obama) which party controls a majority of the delegations?
All is not lost. This dude is still running...
I also hear he has $150 dollars in his war chest and is very rested for the upcoming battle against Obummer.
Probably too soon to say. I’ve been hoping that some good conservatives are working behind the scenes, and will come up with a candidate that we can get behind.
Sarah Palin is an obvious name, either as organizer or as candidate, but she certainly won’t say anything at this stage. She did speak up once, when she threw her support behind Newt, but unfortunately Newt just couldn’t seem to cut it, after some initial success.
The difficulty is that, as we’ve seen on numerous threads for the past month, conservatives are divided on what they want, and the media have been pretty successful at playing on those divisions. This won’t work unless the conservatives can be united behind one candidate.
But I don’t see much choice. The Republican party has been getting worse and worse for the past 50 years, with the exception of Reagan, who pushed his way in against the wishes of the party establishment. Romney is by far the worst choice they have ever made. He is very little better than the Communist Muslim illegal Obama.
Romney wrecked Massachusetts worse than any Democrat governors had been able to do, putting through both gay marriage and Romneycare which his Dem predecessors had failed to do. And he did zero to fix the Mass. economy, while appointing flaming liberal judges to the courts.
We just can’t afford to go through this corrupt GOP mess yet again, whether Romney wins or loses. It’s not that they are really the stupid party. They have become the corrupt party. They would far rather lose than let someone into the White House who might try to straighten things out.
..and do we have the numbers and the clout to pull it off?
Easy for me. I will cast my vote “against Obama”. If that vote happens to have Romney next to the box, so be it.
Write-in votes will send a message.
All the way to the trash can.
Voting for non-candidates is like ordering fried fish at Pizza Hut.
We’re glad you like it, but it ain’t on the menu.
I'm hoping and praying for a miracle, but preparing for the bad, and for the worst.