Skip to comments.Voting for Romney (D-Mass.): The Worst Mistake a Conservative Could Make
Posted on 04/30/2012 9:14:40 AM PDT by Mozilla
Why am I so passionate today? Well, most readers who visit here know the country is in deep doo-doo. Im here to tell you that voting for Mitt Romney (D-Mass.) will not change that fact and may make things worse. I will explain two things. First, Romney (D-Mass.) is the presumptive Republican nominee precisely because he will do nothing to improve our countrys fortunes. He is the chosen one because he will maintain the status quo. That is what the GOP machine has chosen him to do.
Second, you cannot take over the Republican machine and turn it into something in decent. I have made that statement before, but Im going to describe the machine in greater detail. Keep in mind that this is information I have obtained from current and former GOP insiders. Everyone on the inside agrees that the Party has been constructed so it cannot be taken over. They have also constructed a political system so the political duopoly is very, very difficult to challenge. (Republican insiders HATE political freedom, like so many other freedoms.) Whether thats a good thing or bad thing is a matter of judgment. For conservatives and libertarians its bad. For establishmentarians its wonderful.
Finally I will explain why voting for Romney (D-Mass.) is the worst thing you can do, regardless of whether youre a principals voter or a strategic voter.
If you are not one hundred percent convinced that I am correct in those statements, you absolutely must read the rest of this piece and tell me where Im wrong. I know Im correct, and I can assure you that if you vote for Romney (D-Mass.) it will be the greatest political regret of your life.
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Where do these clowns come from, who believe America can survive an Obama 2nd term?
How do they contend that the congress that would constrain Obama, would empower Romney?
Obama has demonstrated his willingness to endrun congress and the courts...and he WILL destroy America!
Obama and Romney - two sides of the same coin.
This is, of course, exactly what the Establishment wants - “compliant conservatives” - which you faithfully deliver.
Thanks to your willing compliance, the Establishment can confidently run whomever “moderate” (read progressive) candidate they choose. Meaning they have no reason whatsoever to change their ways.
Why would Republicans follow through on their empty rhetoric to limit government when they know full-well you’ll vote for them anyway to stick it to the left.
Plain and simple. A vote for Romney is a vote for Big Government and approval of the “GOP’s War On Conservatism”.
Well good for you.
Get right in there and start a revolt.
I empathize with your frustration but
Ya plays the hand ya been dealt.
There is nothing worse than Obumo— period.
Reality got it’s name for a reason.
In NH Romney just said, he would of course had ordered the Bin laden killing and best line,”even Jimmy Carter would have given the order.”
More of a fight than the entire campaign by McCain in 2008.
What the hell are you smoking ???
Amen to that. Voting for Romney (D-MA) abets the lurch-leftward tendency of the soon-to-be extinct GOP.
Hopefully, enough conservatives will keep Obama`s white half out of the WH. He has no base or core values, and he generates no excitement. I commute to work 35 miles each way and have yet to see a single “Romney” bumper sticker.
Fellow conservatives, D vs R a false choice.. Romney is going to be crushed in November.. let`s all make the move to a new “home.”
For me, it`s the Constitution Party. Our nominee is Virgil Goode. And voting for the first bona fide conservative since Reagan is a great thing!
Oh, please...why don't you just share an outline of your plan to do that? Just give us a little hint...throw us a bone!
Aside from Obama, for the liberal/progressive/socialist movement, candidates don't just materialize out of thin air. There are establishments in place, for better or worse, and you're not going to change those.
The best thing we conservatives have, are movements like the Tea Party. We can pick good candidates at the local level, and vote them into our government. Hopefully, they stay true to the cause, and remember who their constituents are. Third parties do not work. Even if you could get one elected...say to the House of Representatives, then what? Without being on the right committee, they are powerless. They will not get on the right committee unless they form alliances, and hope they can get some "conservative" ideas in from there.
Anyone who disagrees with that shows a terrible ignorance of how our system of government works, nor the limitations of our Constitution. You must work from within, and you must accept small victories along the way: incrementalism.
Romney may not be the best answer, but he's the only candidate right now, who's at least reaching out to listen to the more conservative of us, and that includes the Tea Party. We will NOT get that ear with Obama.
Obama=suicide. Romney=Live to fight another day. Stay Home=The first result.
Its no longer about pride. It’s no longer about options. Let the Kenyan back in and this nation will cease to exist as we know it. If Romney wants a second term then he’ll have to play ball with the right. We can work to deny him a second one.
I believe holding one's breath until one turns blue is the popular response. Kicking and pounding one's fists into the floor is a close second. I'm not sure how realistic those solutions are, but I keep seeing them employed.
I have said that for a long time.
The second problem with the Anybody but Obama argument is that not only is the threat of a second term of Obama overblown,
Baloney. That would not be possible to do.
the benefit of a first term of Romney (D-Mass.) has also been greatly exaggerated.
By whom? Pretty much everyone knows that there is no "benefit" to Romney. He will, at best, be not quite as bad as Obama. Even the GOP elite know there will be no significant benefit for *us*, the country, but for *them* the elite, yeah Romney is good.
The problem we face is that we lose no matter what. Guaranteed. Even if the libertarian candidate got 30 million votes, we are still going to a socialist (R) or a Marxist (D). I honestly don't know that we have any hope at all.
I’m all in for a 3rd party after this election. There’s simply no time now to mount a serious challenge. I simply don’t believe i have the luxury to cast a protest vote.
"I don't care what you say Mr. Fish Hawk, I have principles and by golly I'm going to stick with them" (pure stupidity)
Gary Johnson is the former Governor of New Mexico. He is or will be the Libertarian candidate for pres. There is a small chance his campaign could gain traction. Lots of people are unhappy with both the Ds and Rs so Gary Johnson is definitely worth taking a look at. He was running for the GOP nomination but the GOPe locked him out of the process. Right now the only viable alternative to Miit is Paul in the GOP or Johnson in the LP. If Johnson can get to 15% before Sept 15, he becomes a real player in the 2012 election.
And you suggest?
I've been saying Elmer Fudd, but Mr. Potato head is a good choice too.
I would vote for Mr. Potato Head over Romney, too.
“Im with you; lets all work to re-elect President Obama.”
That is just hat I was thinking. I’ll vote for someone else in the primary, just to make a statement. By then, Romney will already be the candidate on the Republican ticket. In the general election, I will hold my nose and vote for Romney, because as bad as he is, he is better than Obama.