“Our only choice now is Obama or Not Obama. “
I suspect that binary decision-making process (always a poor methodology) is what drives the pro-Willardo vote.
In this instance, raw fear.
I have legitimate fears of both - just different fears. I have come to see that trading one evil for another will not solve the problems we have. I’m not willing to set aside my convictions to do so, knowing a Willard presidency would result in a thoroughly RINOfied Republican party, with a loss of all influence.
Opposition to a sworn enemy may lead to the opposite.
Therefore, I reject the false formulation I quote above. “Not Obama” isn’t running. By disempowering one evil, you are giving a hand up to the other evil. They are not directly comparable evils.
Hence my tag line. Good luck.