I'm beginning to think some of this resistance to Romney is more personal than ideological. Romney is without a doubt more conservative and will surround himself with more conservative people than will 0bama. We have a 3+ year record of how negative 0bama is for this country and yet we have supposed conservatives who don't care how much worse it will be if 0 gets another 4 years.
Just imagine the long-term negative impact if 0bama appoints 1, 2, or 3 more leftist Supreme Court justices. Add to that the impact of 30-40 federal judgeships appointments across the nation and even more federal power expansion through the EPA and other entities. We KNOW what 0bama will try to accomplish will be a negative for the country in almost every way. We do NOT know what Romney will be like but we do know it will not be as radically leftist an agenda - hopefully some of Romney's accomplishments will actually be to UN-DO some of 0bama's damage.
The bottom line: we have a choice between
(1) a centrist-right candidate (who we hope will govern more to the right),
(2) a proven ultra-leftist (who will move more left with a 2nd term), and
(3) someone else with zero chance of winning (same result as not voting).
(1) A Centrist-Left candidate who, while many hope he will move to the Right, is already moving to the Left and "Me tooing" Obama. One who will likely neuter any Conservative gains in the House and Senate and crash the country as bad, giving Conservatives a bad name as well.
(2) I'll give you this one.
(3) Supporting the GOP Leftist so that the future will hold candidates further to the Left for both parties.