Nor would many others here vote for the Mittwit who is no better than Obozo in white face. I held my nose and voted (only after they were nominated) for Nixon in 1968 and 1972, Ford in 1976, GHW (New World Order) Bush in 1988 and 1992, Dole in `1996, and McCain in 2008. Every one of them was a despicable excuse for a Republican and every time the rationalization forced upon us was that the Demonrat candidate was sooooo much worse and that the republic would surely cease to exist if the Demonrat were elected.
Net result: progressive chronic wasting disease has gutted the GOP (Boehner, McConnell, Cornyn, LAMAR!!!, Corker and a legion of other whores who pose as Republicans in public but have their lips on autosmooch for the backsides of every enemy our movement, our party and our country have ever had) except under Ronald Reagan and, to a lesser extent, under Dubya. No more. I am too seasoned at this point to vote for another unprincipled leftist in GOP drag. McCain retired the trophy and Mittwit will not get my vote. Nominate him at your peril. There are plenty of us who are determined never to vote for him. Third party? Maybe. Refuse to vote for POTUS? Maybe. Romney. Absolutely NEVER.
And they would have been right to warn you about that. Just look at one important criterion - SCOTUS appointments, which proves the point made by those who tried to rationalize:
Nixon - William Rehnquist
GHW - Clarence Thomas
Clinton - Breyer, Ginsburg
Obama - Sotomayor, Kagan
Do you for a moment think that a Democrat would have appointed Rehnquist or Thomas to the Supreme Court?
Ford's appointment of Stevens and GHW's appointment of Souter is the exception, not the rule.
This is not counting dozens of other lower court appointments.
Moral of the story - even a "liberal" Republican appoints conservative Supreme Court Justices. So there is a big difference in outcome on SCOTUS appointments between even a liberal Republican and a Democrat. That should be the first thing people should think about as far as consequences of electing a POTUS.