A reelected Obama will not be "gridlocked"; if he wins another term, he will almost certainly have a Democrat Senate, and the GOP will have a smaller majority in the House. That is what is so dangerous in assuming the choice betweeen Obama and Romney wouldn't matter, because Romney would have a significantly more conservative Congress to deal with.
My point is that the dynamics of the campaign will dictate down-ballot elections, and if the electorate favors Obama, they will give Harry Reid the majority again. If you thought things were bad since 2008, just imagine what's in store in a second Obama term.
You make a valid point.
I wonder why the GOP elite didn't think of it before pushing the lying, etch-a-sketch, liberal down our throats.
Or did they?
I have a different take. I think Romney was pushed deliberately to take the tea party down. This was telegraphed when the party elites not only failed to promote several tea party candidates in 2010, but actually opposed them. Mr. Rove's words about O'Donnell, told me all I needed to know about the GOP elite and that is they are not on the same team we are.
The GOP elite purposely pushed the most liberal candidate they thought they could win. Now, Mr. Rove's words may come back to haunt him. You got him nominated, now get him elected.
You are making the assumption that conservatives will just stay home. Not a single conservative I have talked to said that is what they are going to do. In fact, most of us who will not vote for Romney will vote GOP down ticket and write in a protest vote for president.
Have you found anyone here advocating we stay home or vote for liberals in Congress? Taken as a prediction of how the election might turn out, you might be right, but no one here is advocating that and we can’t control it. Those voting ABO and ABR will still be voting in the Congressional races and not for Obama rubber-stampers. So you’re just preaching to the choir here. If we were saying we were going to go out and run anti-Mitt ads I guess you’d have a point, but we’re talking about promoting conservatives down-ballot.