Skip to comments.Ten Things You Should Do If You’re An “Anybody But Mitt” Republican, And One You Should Not
Posted on 02/01/2012 6:55:12 AM PST by C19fan
Lets say, hypothetically, for just a moment here, that some of the pundits are right that Romneys landslide victory in Florida means he really might be inevitable.
Ive heard more than a few of you Newt and Paul supporters out there; If Romney wins, Im staying home on election day.
While Im not especially passionate about Romney just yet, Ill reiterate what an awful idea this is. Dont go there, people.
Ive got ten suggestions for much more-productive responses.
(Excerpt) Read more at hotair.com ...
It could be that we may be headed towards a brokered convention.
I would rather have the devil I know for 4 years than the devil who is not a conservative for 8 years.
I cannot vote for Romney.
I would rather have Obama.
It sounds weird.
BUT, both will continue to destroy America. We have a better chance, albeit a small one, for victories against Obama than Romney. Of course,Boehner and Mcconnell need to go for us to have a better chance.
I’ll probably vote for myself as president.
W/Romney as candidate, I’m only interested in senate races.
2010 tea party landslide in house, where most seats up for grab.
Only a third of senate seats were up for grabs then.
2012 can finsh the job for the senate.
Presidency lost. Look elsewhere.
Romney as governor - raised taxes and only cut spending by cutting payments to localities.
My prediction w/Romney as president:
Higher taxes and reduced payments to states.
Describing a 46% win as a landslide is BS - stopped reading right there.
I fell into the 3’rd party trap in 92 and 96 and will never do so again until we have runoff elections for all public offices including president. Ideally, nobody should ever have to fear to vote his first choice, at least on a first ballot, and nobody should ever hold any public office with less than 50% of the vote. But we don’t live in an ideal world yet.
vote for John Galt
There is not a dimes worth of difference between Romney and BHO.
If Romney is the nominee, I will not vote for president, other offices absolutely, just not president.
5.Remember The Alternative - You think four more years of Obama would be better than four to eight of Romney?
Well both are lilberal sacks of crap.....but with Obama you KNOW that it’s only 4 more years.
Presidency lost. Look elsewhere.
I agree with this sentiment completely. Though I doubt the rock-skulled Republican establishment will EVER figure it out, it would be better to have the Republicans in control of both houses and NOT elect an Obama-lite RINO as president. Of course, in order for this to be of any use, the Republicans in Congress would have to have some actual guts and brains, not to mention principles. And as we know all too well by now, the vast majority of them don't.
It's really a no-win situation for conservatives.
Are you going to wear a veil to cover your noseless face?
I will vote, but not for Romney. Conservatism will be set back by a Romney win more than by an Obama win.
10.Checks, Balances. So what if the GOP had no candidate at all, and we were looking at a victory for Obama by default today? What would you be doing now, all you good conservatives? Working to make sure the conservatives hold the House and take the Senate? OK so lets say Romney really is as bad as you all want us to believe he is. And lets say hes inevitable. Your choices then are stay home or do what youd do if Obama was going to win try to negate his power and influence by taking control of Congress. Why, precisely, should you not then be working to flip the Senate and extend our lead in the House/ Because the opportunity is there, folks, to not just flip Congress completely against either Obama or a hypothetical moderate Romney, but flip it to a version of the GOP that, so far, has been pretty Beltway-proof, and fairly dedicated to the mission for which they were sent to GOP by the Tea Party and a newly-resurgent conservative movement in the first place; togovern like conservatives. Keeping them that way is our job. Provided we dont stay home and teach everyone a lesson. Because the only lesson you teach by staying home is that youre unreliable and marginal. Dont be that.
#10 is the only good piece of advice the rest are just Romney sh*t.
Good article. I know how disappointed many of us are (I was solidly in the Rick Perry camp and am still ticked off), but I don’t understand how anyone who calls himself a Republican and/or a Conservative could possible “sit this one out” and let Obama have another four years. Honest to goodness — I would vote for Charles Manson over the joke we have in the White House right now. We’re tearing ourselves apart here, and the Liberals are just standing back, enjoying it all. If Newt wins, I’ll vote for him; if Mitt wins, I’ll vote for him — heck, if Ron Paul wins, I’ll vote for him. But let’s stop demonizing our candidates and start emphasizing positive reasons to vote for our favorites. And maybe they’ll start doing the same.
It does remind me of when your team loses you always route for the team you always hated to beat the team that beat your team.
I will not vote for Romney, because YES he is more dangerous than Obama long term. Trust me, he will do things to the left that Obama could never accomplish. I will vote third party or not at all.
Romney will not win no matter what we do. Obama can’t win on his record but he would demolish Romney with a negative campaign.
The only question is whether Romney will lose like Dukakis or like Mondale. Whether he’ll lose by a substantial margin or by a colossal margin.
That’s up to us.
I’m for Romney losing by a colossal margin. A total implosion of the GOP might result. Maybe then the TEA Party wing of the party will become the brain of the party.
Forget that, I AM gonna go there.
If Mitt is the nominee, it’s either third party or stay home for me. And I can guarantee you a lot of other folks are thinking this way, too, since even a year ago, the idea of NOT voting for the GOPer against Obama was completely abhorrent to me. If I’ve gotten to this point, I know there are a lot of others there with me - a lot more than who sat out on McCain in 2008.
“You think four more years of Obama would be better than four to eight of Romney?”
It quite possibly could be.
Boehner will fight Obama, he will not fight Romney.
I would rather have 4 more years of Zero then get a real conservative, perhaps Jindhal or one of the other rising stars in the GOP, in the White House then be stuck with Willard for 8 years or if he is in there for only 4 then we will have a Democrat back in White House and most likely Willard destroy the GOP brand insuring Nancy Pelosi and Reid are back running the Congress.
I’m with you! I am tired of these RINO “collaborators” telling me what I have to do!! I can no longer stomach these idiots. These are the same f—g brain surgeons who said I HAVE to vote for Ford, I HAVE to vote for Dole, I HAVE to vote for McCain . . .where does it get us?? Don’t these a—wipes ever get tired of being wrong and losing?!?!
As I’ve posted before, I won’t be critical of anyone who decides they still need to play the game, but as for me I’m done. For the first time in my adult life I will likely not vote at all. No RINO congressman, senator or even dog-catcher . . .Have also had it with the “our” conservative media who have basically been a cheering section for the GOP-E. No more Fox, talk radio, NRO, etc. ‘F’ them all!!! (Except of course for this “last stand” site)
I’m sure they will manage to get 5 moderate or liberal listeners for each one us conservatives that checks out. After all, that’s clearly their math formula for “winning” in November.
Regardless the outcome, may God have mercy on us all. . .
I have a slightly different twist to your position. My position is, if Romney is forced upon us as the GOP candidate to go up against Obama, then America deserves 4 more years of Obama-hell. You are correct when you say that both candidates will continue to destroy America, so I say let's accelerate the process rather than dragging it out like death by a thousand cuts. Let Obama utterly destroy the economy and cause us to go belly up. That way when it happens it will be seared into the retarded brains of the citizenry that it was the socialist democrats that were in charge and caused the demise of this once great nation. Then, and only then perhaps we can pick up the shattered pieces and rebuild America back to what it use to represent in freedom, liberty, and small government.
ROMNEY WILL NOT GET MY VOTE IN NOVEMBER!!!! TAKE THAT TO THE BANK!!!
Not voting for Mitt.
The EGOP spent over 10 million literally making stuff up about Newt, and they think that all just goes away?
They run harder against us than they did Obama.
Planning on running against Obama? Romney better lawyer up good.
Prepare for constant screaming headlines about Bain, about Mormons, about the five Romney sons and everything they ever did, plus a lot of stuff they never did.
Trailer park real estate is going to get an uptick from this, with all the $20 bills flying around.
Meanwhile, Romney is writing the ads; see my tagline.
“”ROMNEY WILL NOT GET MY VOTE IN NOVEMBER!!!! TAKE THAT TO THE BANK!!!”””
Absolutely right. I will NEVER vote for a liberal from massatwozits.
Mitch Berg is usually better than this.
I’m not losing hope. However, as an ex-mormon I will do whatever I can to prevent America being bought and paid for by a shadow government in Salt Lake City. I guess you can just call me a mormophobe.
Wonder if the same Mitch Berg referred to Newt's similar victory margin in South Carolina as a "landslide"? Me thinks not.
Then don’t complain when our government falls apart. At least with Romney, it won’t fall apart in four years. With 0Bama, I’m not sure it will last four months.
I will crawl across glass to vote againt 0Bama. By the way . . .I plan to vote Gingrich or Santorum when my state has its primary . . .so don’t label me as a liberal.
Every day we get this kind of advice from “Concerned Sages on our side” all over. Sometims multiple times every freaking single day!
Where were they in 2010 for the moderate Republicans who rather have communist Coons than the conservative witch?
Exactly. A vote for a Romney is a vote to admit that conservatives really don't care about conservatism, or principles, or any of that other lame garbage that only appeals to losers who actually care about the Constitution and this country.
It's time to tell the GOP-e that we're not going to go along with them anymore. It may even be time to kill their Party and create a new one that they don't have any say in.
This article is arrogant and patronizing, much like Romney himself.
Who is John Galt? ;)
If Romney goes up against 0bama you can take to the bank that the occupy group will be out full force and 100X more so than before, plus it will be nice and warm out and it will be class warfare to the end!
As God as my witness I will never vote for Romney!
“I will crawl across glass to vote againt 0Bama.”
I won’t crawl for Romney. Get off your knees and on your feet!
Never did, going back to the early elections with Adams and Jefferson smearing each other. Worst system in the world, except for all the others.
Mitch, by and large, isn't a Romney fan. His blog, Shot In The Dark, is usually quite good.
However, he's not right all the time. Unlike us :)
I am hoping the twisted logic that would bring Obama back for another four years is confined to a small but rabidly vocal group here.
This election, given the Chicago-style efforts of Obama, has little enough chance to defeat him no matter who runs, without a bunch of kids taking their ball and going home if they don’t get their way in the primary. And this will likely be the last free election of a once free country if Obama does win - he and the powers behind him will see to that. Holding both houses of Congress will do nothing more than the Maginot Line in WWII to stop his tyranny.
Let Romney go down in flames. He will pick Rubio to get the Hispanic vote but we are in serious trouble if Romney is elected.
God help this country. It is run by a puppetmaster who controls both sides.
New World order - here we come.
Remember the days when people were aghast at thinking a Catholic could be President.
How far we have fallen. Now it’s someone whose family believed in Multiple Wives.
Hot Air a spokes outlet for the republican establishment. F them, and Romney. I will NOT vote for him.
You think you know that devil in the White House? Just wait. if he's re-elected, he will no longer have anything holding him back because he won't have to worry about running for re-election.
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