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How does one justify a vote for Romney?
www.freerepublic.com ^ | May 2, 2012 | NoRedTape

Posted on 05/02/2012 12:08:22 PM PDT by NoRedTape

With the foisted increased possibility of Mittens buying becoming the Nominee, can you actually justify voting for him in the general election?

This is what I am truly curious to find out.

Virgil Goode info" http://www.goodeforpresident2012.com/

Gary Johnson info: http://www.garyjohnson2012.com/about

Personally, at this moment, I simply cannot vote for Romney under any circumstance. I am also convinced that if Romney runs against Obama, Romney will lose massively.

I'd really be interested in your feedback, especially in terms of how you potentially plan to justify voting for Romney if he indeed becomes the Nominee.

Thank you,

NRT

 

 

 


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1 posted on 05/02/2012 12:08:27 PM PDT by NoRedTape
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To: NoRedTape

“I think the old standby definitions of who votes for which party have been blown away in this campaign. I think people recognize that I’m not a partisan Republican—that I’m someone who is moderate, and that my views are progressive.”
-Mitt Romney (2002)

Video of the quote:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMcjJEXt9To

Obama continued: “I am somebody who is no doubt progressive. I believe in a tax code that we need to make more fair. I believe in universal health care. I believe in making college affordable. I believe in paying our teachers more money. I believe in early childhood education. I believe in a whole lot of things that make me progressive.”
-Barack Obama
http://www.progressive.org/mag/nichols0109.html

(I’m writing in Sarah Palin’s name for POTUS.)


2 posted on 05/02/2012 12:10:55 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: NoRedTape

Newsflash: No one has to justify their vote to you.


3 posted on 05/02/2012 12:11:52 PM PDT by pfflier
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To: NoRedTape

I wasn’t sure about Romney before, but now I’m convinced that I’ll vote for him, thanks for the post!


4 posted on 05/02/2012 12:12:32 PM PDT by brivette
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To: NoRedTape

i do not like Romney but i cannot deal with another 4 minutes of the condescending, POS child who presently “occupies” the WH- never mind four more years...


5 posted on 05/02/2012 12:12:47 PM PDT by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: NoRedTape

I think Romney’s best hope is that lots of liberals vote for him. His primary wins came in Obama strongholds so let him continue to count on their support. He made it clear he didn’t want mine.


6 posted on 05/02/2012 12:13:06 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
This crowd running Romney have got to be delusional.

The whole point of politics is to win and they expect us to vote for a loser.

That does not happen.

7 posted on 05/02/2012 12:13:12 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Easy. Obama or Romney.


8 posted on 05/02/2012 12:13:13 PM PDT by dblshot (Insanity: electing the same people over and over and expecting different results.)
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To: NoRedTape
I am also convinced that if Romney runs against Obama, Romney will lose massively.

Right, so in your opinion this Virgil Johnson person has the best chance?

9 posted on 05/02/2012 12:13:30 PM PDT by bkepley
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To: pfflier

amen.


10 posted on 05/02/2012 12:13:37 PM PDT by brivette
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To: NoRedTape

With the two jackass you have named, apparently, you, as with a crapload of others here, want the Obama-Idiot-King for another four years.... =.=


11 posted on 05/02/2012 12:14:19 PM PDT by cranked
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To: NoRedTape

Obama must be punished with an election defeat. The GOP candidate is the only person with a mathematical likelihood of defeating Obama. Again, it’s not about voting for Myth - it’s about removing that wicked man currently in the White House from office. Whatever Myth’s apostasies, he hasn’t actually done anything to us, yet. Obama has, and will continue to do so, until we remove him from office.


12 posted on 05/02/2012 12:14:41 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: NoRedTape

HE'S NOT OSAMA OBAMA!

Next question....

13 posted on 05/02/2012 12:14:54 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Unlike Mrs Obama,I've Been Proud Of This Country My *Entire* Life!)
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To: NoRedTape
How does one justify a vote for Romney?

I do not intend to walk into the polling booth muttering, "I'll show you, I'll kill me."

I'm voting for the survival of the country not for the reform of a political party.


14 posted on 05/02/2012 12:15:12 PM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: dblshot
Easy. Obama or Romney.

Correct. Either Romney or obammy will be president. You can vote to have Romney as President by voting for Romney or you can vote to have obammy re-elected by voting for obammy, Johnson or Goode. Those are the facts. It's a damned shame so many so-called conservatives are too stupid to see them.

15 posted on 05/02/2012 12:16:06 PM PDT by pgkdan (ANYBODY BUT OBAMA!)
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To: NoRedTape

Not voting for Romney is easy to do if you are in a deep blue or a deep red state. I’m in Connecticut, you’re in California - our votes will do nothing to keep Obama from gaining the electoral votes from our states.

Your question should be directed at purple states, in particular FL, PA, OH, MI, CO, NM, NC, VA, MN, WI


16 posted on 05/02/2012 12:16:46 PM PDT by kidd
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To: NoRedTape

There are two possible realities...

1) Supporting Romney in 2016 against the next Democrat.

2) Supporting a Conservative in 2016.

One takes nerve.


17 posted on 05/02/2012 12:17:02 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: NoRedTape

> Do you plan to vote for Mittens in the General election?

Yes

> How do you plan to justify a vote for Mittens?

Because it will send several of you to the hospital in sheer anger and disgust.

> Is it ABO “anyone but Obama”?

Somewhat.

> Or is it ABR “anyone but Romney”?

I will not vote for the anti-Christ Obama.

> Or is it pure loyalty to the GOP?

Yes.

> or do you think Romney is the best that the GOP can offer?

No.

> Or..........do you plan to write-in a vote?

No.

>Or is there a possibility to give any thought to either Virgil Goode or to Gary Johnson?

Someone else here said it quite well, a vote fora third party candidate elects Democrats. We can no longer afford it.


18 posted on 05/02/2012 12:17:02 PM PDT by TheRhinelander
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To: pgkdan

If you vote for Romney, you’ll still get Obama.


19 posted on 05/02/2012 12:17:02 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: NoRedTape
I think this election is for the very survival of the United States and Romney, while not perfect, is vastly better than Obama. Some are searching for the conservative idealist to be a candidate. We have an idealist for President now and look how that is working.

The only real chance Obama has against Romney is if a third party candidate siphons votes from Romney. The folks who voted for third party will then be sanctimonious and tell us "well at least I voted my conviction" but they may never see another election in this country.

To quote Andrew Brietbart: They try to portray you in the worst possible light... and when I travel around the United States meeting people in the Tea Party who care -- black, white, gay, straight -- anyone that's willing to stand next to me to fight the progressive left, I will be in that bunker, and if you're not in that bunker 'cause you're not satisfied with this candidate, more than shame on you. You're on the other side.

In Vietnam we lost a lot of good pilots under a situation called “target fixation”. The fighter pilot would be so committed to a target on the ground, he would forget to pull up and actually fly the aircraft into the ground.

Pull up.

20 posted on 05/02/2012 12:17:19 PM PDT by Ben Mugged ("Life's tough..... It's even tougher if you're stupid." John Wayne)
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To: NoRedTape

It can not be justified. To vote the enemy into your camp is suicide for Conservatism. Wanna kill Conservatism for good? Vote Romney.


21 posted on 05/02/2012 12:17:27 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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22 posted on 05/02/2012 12:18:07 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: NoRedTape
I am also convinced that if Romney runs against Obama, Romney will lose massively.

The Constitution Party pulled in .15% of the vote and the Libertarian Party that pulled in .4% of the vote in '08. Those two parties couldn't even organize enough to get ballot access in all 50 states. They are not viable. The only vote left that has even the tiniest chance of undoing Milt is Paul. He is in a major national party and has been getting his people installed as delegates.

That is about where we are at in this.

23 posted on 05/02/2012 12:18:40 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: NoRedTape
* Do you plan to vote for Mittens in the General election?

Nope.

* How do you plan to justify a vote for Mittens?

NA, see above.

* Is it ABO "anyone but Obama"?
* Or is it ABR "anyone but Romney"?


BOTH.

* Or is it pure loyalty to the GOP?

I've never been a member of the GOP. NA.

* .....or do you think Romney is the best that the GOP can offer?

If he was the best choice, I'd vote for him.

* Or..........do you plan to write-in a vote?

Decent possibility.

* Or is there a possibility to give any thought to either Virgil Goode or to Gary Johnson?

Sure, I'll give it thought.
24 posted on 05/02/2012 12:18:49 PM PDT by arderkrag ("WAAHH WAAAHHH SCOTUS" is no excuse to vote for Romney. LOOKING FOR ROLEPLAYERS. Check Profile.)
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To: NoRedTape

Pragmatism.


25 posted on 05/02/2012 12:19:05 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: NoRedTape

The comments will be revealing...


26 posted on 05/02/2012 12:19:15 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: NoRedTape
If Hitler invaded hell I would make at least a favorable reference to the devil in the House of Commons.- Winston Churchill

Churchill didn't give up his values when allying with the devil (Stalin) against Hitler nor did he settle. He just played the best strategic move he had at the time. Hitler was a direct short-term invasionary threat. Stalin could be mitigated in the longer term. Sometimes the direct threat is so great, the alternatives make for strange beadfellows.

It is chess, not checkers.

27 posted on 05/02/2012 12:19:43 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: NoRedTape

How can I justify voting for Romney??

That is an easy one. Romney is not a Marxist totalitarian, law breaking thug. Nor is he a liar and he is a patriot.


28 posted on 05/02/2012 12:20:06 PM PDT by cpdiii (Deckhand, Roughneck, Mud Man, Geologist, Pilot, Pharmacist. THE CONSTITUTION IS WORTH DYING FOR!)
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To: dfwgator
If you vote for Romney, you’ll still get Obama.

With so many turncoats willing to stay home or vote for dumb and dumber (Johnson and Goode) that's a distinct possibility.

29 posted on 05/02/2012 12:20:22 PM PDT by pgkdan (ANYBODY BUT OBAMA!)
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To: cripplecreek

“He made it clear he didn’t want mine.”

Didn’t want mine either. What a putz!


30 posted on 05/02/2012 12:20:38 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: pgkdan

Where there is little difference between Romney and Obama, voting for either will get you the same thing - four more years of socialism. Worse yet, with Romney, you could end up with four additional years of socialism. At least with Obama, he will be finished in four years.

I will vote Goode for the top of the ballot and vote GOP down ballot.


31 posted on 05/02/2012 12:20:38 PM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: dblshot

Easy. Obama or Romney.

That is an Easy vote. Communist non-communist!


32 posted on 05/02/2012 12:20:52 PM PDT by tallyhoe
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To: RIghtwardHo

Wanna kill the country for good? Vote Goode or Johnson.


33 posted on 05/02/2012 12:21:49 PM PDT by DLfromthedesert
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To: NoRedTape

34 posted on 05/02/2012 12:22:08 PM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: NoRedTape
I'd really be interested in your feedback, especially in terms of how you potentially plan to justify voting for Romney if he indeed becomes the Nominee.

Before I respond, is there really any way to change your mind? Or is this thread another battle ground for egocentric conservatives to flame each other and create division?

I'll give you my honest and polite response after you answer the first question. If your first answer is no, then I ask what is the purpose of your post? Are you doing research? Are you trying to convince others not to vote for Romney.

The biggest victory for the GOP and Romney being the candidate is the splitting of groups like FR and the Tea Party. I don't understand why the GOP is so blind, but the old guard is.

35 posted on 05/02/2012 12:22:25 PM PDT by Tenacious 1 (With regards to the GOP: I am prodisestablishmentarianistic!)
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To: NoRedTape

Like my yard sign says every election “VOTE FOR ANY REPUBLICAN”.


36 posted on 05/02/2012 12:22:57 PM PDT by dewawi
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To: taxcontrol

your arguement is specious. you may believe what you posted but it’s a lie none the less.


37 posted on 05/02/2012 12:23:08 PM PDT by pgkdan (ANYBODY BUT OBAMA!)
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To: muawiyah

“The whole point of politics is to win and they expect us to vote for a loser.”

Actually, the GOP DEMANDS that we vote for this loser. It did everything it could to make life miserable for the conservative base. It isn’t going to happen this time. Real conservatives are simply fed up.


38 posted on 05/02/2012 12:23:23 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: NoRedTape
I will be voting for Newt in the NC primary on May 8, but in November, when the choice comes down to Mitt or Zero, there is no way I'm going to do anything that helps Zero have a second term. Even if that means voting for Mitt.

I can't stand Mitt, but do you folks really think that he is a true believer like Zero? Do you think Mitt wants to take America down a notch like Zero does? Do you think that Mitt hates what this country stands for?

My duty as I see it is to ensure that the least harm comes from this election and taking my ball and going home just because I don't get my way is not the answer. Fight for a conservative in the primary and in all local elections. But, in the general election, staying home and not voting is the mathematical equivalent to voting for Zero and I won't do that.

39 posted on 05/02/2012 12:23:23 PM PDT by SunTzuWu
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To: pgkdan
Easy. Obama or Romney

I'll hold my nose and vote for Romney. Not only is he a big improvement over Obama but his wife, Ann, is a humongous improvement over Obama's wife and you can be sure she wouldn't be using the U.S. Treasury as her personal piggy bank as the Mooch does.

40 posted on 05/02/2012 12:23:32 PM PDT by Newfy
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To: Gay State Conservative

what you said


41 posted on 05/02/2012 12:23:52 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch ( go in peace , serve the Lord)
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To: NoRedTape

I believe Obama hated America. I believe he is a Marxist if not an actual Communist. He is grabbing power through illegitimate executive orders and setting up others to represent his radical positions when it is politically dangerous for him to do so directly.

Internationally, he has turned over the middle east and south Asia to the radical Muslim Brotherhood.

Romney was not my candidate. I would have voted for Satah Palin with full-throated enthusiasm and voted for Newt Gingrich in the primary. But I believe Romney’s vision of America is of a positive, strong, capitalist and free country. To me there is no question but that I have to vote for Romney in 2012 and pray for his victory and wise administration of our nation.


42 posted on 05/02/2012 12:24:05 PM PDT by Piranha (If you seek perfection you will end up with Democrats.)
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To: NoRedTape

One can’t and I don’t.


44 posted on 05/02/2012 12:24:36 PM PDT by ricmc2175
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To: Zhang Fei

Whatever Myth’s apostasies,
____________________________________

“apostasies” ???

Strange choice of word...

unless you belong to the same religion as Wilie Mitty

and then your sold out support of him is understandable ...

Bloc vote...


45 posted on 05/02/2012 12:25:32 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: NoRedTape

How does one justify a vote for Romney?

HE’S NOT ROMNEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


46 posted on 05/02/2012 12:25:50 PM PDT by KalaSamy
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To: NoRedTape

It is important to NOT vote for a socialist Emperor
who thinks he is a deity — of EITHER party.

That BOTH candidates are ineligible and similar
is not coincidence.

That BOTH candidates support DEATH PANELS is pathetic.


47 posted on 05/02/2012 12:26:00 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: NoRedTape

Eric Holder, Van Jones, Napolitano, Kagan, Chu, Geithner, Corzine, Gentsler, Salazar, Hillary, Fast n Furious, Solyndra, Solar Trust, First Solar, La Hood, and on and on and on

That is how i justify it. I want all these thugs gone!


48 posted on 05/02/2012 12:26:45 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: NoRedTape

How does one justify a vote for Romney?


Good bad or indifferent but one word can answer your question for many people.

That word being .... OBAMA .....


49 posted on 05/02/2012 12:26:51 PM PDT by deport (.............God Bless Texas............)
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To: NoRedTape

This post kinda makes you wonder if there are infiltrators in our midst...

“Passivity is fatal to us. Our goal is to make the enemy passive.”
Mao Tse-Tung

We have to mobilize against not just Obama, but the whole Democrat machine, period.
We can always clean house later, but an enemy is breaking down the door right now...


50 posted on 05/02/2012 12:26:59 PM PDT by thefoundersrock
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