I’m sure as heck not going to whine about what Romney may or may not do. He’s not a stupid man and he knows he will need Tea Party support to get anything done. I vehemently disagree with your take on his goals.
I will save my negativism for what I know will happen to this country should Obama win a second term. And if people like you sit aside and let it happen, I will be among the first to call you out on your hypocrisy if you complain about anything Obama does in his second term.
It is just as likely that Romney will use Tea Party opposition to strength his support in the center-left coalition. The best way to prove that he isn't a "radical right-winger" and maintain support among independents is to publicly pick a fight with the Tea Party. Since his political stances throughout his career have been center-left, he has a natural constituency there. Romney might need some support from the Tea Party types to get elected but he doesn't need them to govern.
I vehemently disagree with your take on his goals.
Just look at his record. Actions speak much louder than words. If you vote for him, fine. Do want you think is best but do it with eyes open.
And if people like you sit aside and let it happen, I will be among the first to call you out on your hypocrisy if you complain about anything Obama does in his second term.
Whatever. I'll be doing my part by putting Tea Party people in place. Don't get too worried about my vote - I'm in a solid red state where Romney would have a hard time losing (which is good for him because he won't get my vote).
If Romney wins and turns out to be the dud that his record suggests, then I assume you'd be okay with me calling you out for voting for him. Turnabout is fair play, right? I'm curious about something. You're upset because we criticize Romney the candidate. Will you be upset if we criticize Romney the President too because that will be supporting the 2016 Democrat candidate? Will you be opposed to a Tea Party candidate running in 2016 because a divided Republican Party would only assure Romney's defeat and the election of the Democrat nominee (who we will be assured by Romney supporters will be a lot worse than Romney and therefore we can't gamble with voting our conscience)?