No ROMNEY. NO RomneyCARE.
NO MORE ROMNEY LIES.
NO MORE ROMNEY OVERRIDE OF CONSTITUTIONS.
NO MORE RINOS.
Nope. Not voting for evil.
I don’t see it as voting for a Republican. I see it as voting for the lesser of two Democrats. And the Democrats saddled us with McCain in 2008 as well.
With no Democrat challenger, we again got Democrat crossover voters mucking about with the process of REPUBLICANS determining their candidate.
I live in Texas where the past umpteen election cycles have provided me only Democrat and undeclared Democrat candidates for Governor (or “former” Democrats who were Dem through the years of Reagan and Bush).
I absolutely will vote against Obama in 2012.
This is the first time the Republican party will have a nominee who's impossible to defend. I watched some of Hannity's show last week, and I marveled at the fact that he never promoted Romney's record or accomplishments......instead, he concentrated on Obama's villainy. How in the world can a presidential campaign be won with the sentiment, "Hey, at least I'm not the other guy!"
The author should spend his time and effort to endeavor to dump Mitt and get a small-gvernment traditional values candidate.
Mr Romney... night and day we will focus on 2016. You may have pulled this one off, but I will personally, doggedly primary a true conservative against you, if you win. If 2012 does not dissolve the GOP-e, then I will do my level best to gather around me those who will dissolve it in 2016. Do not rest on your nomination, we will never surrender and we will never give in.
The author asserts that Obama will be far worse that Romney. I have to say I disagree. On the issues that matter to me, there is almost NO decernable difference between the two. To me, they are both socialist intent on bringing big government, nanny state control to America and in the process distroy the America I know and love.
I will not vote for either socialist.
For Americans, this will be the first time in our history that they have ever voted for a man who thinks he is becoming a God, and who will become an actual deity to be worshiped by his subjects, in his own heaven.
Huh? Conservative efforts may be able to pressure him into saying the right thing (sort of -- he doesn't seem to know what conservatism is) . . . "doing" is another story!
Critics of Romney who argue that hes really a liberal and boosters who claim that hes a true conservative both err by attempting to understand Romney through an ideological prism. In reality, hes a businessman who wants to apply his well-honed management skills to the public sector. If one is to be successful in the business world, the important thing is to satisfy customers and maximize profits.
This is pretty much what I've been saying all along. The Romney-haters on this site insist that he's a genuine, ideological leftist. This is foolish. Romney gets along by going along. It is up to us to make sure that it is conservatism with which he finds himself going along.
We need to get Romney elected, get genuine conservatives elected to as many other offices as possible, and then start a morning-in-America nationwide conservative revival along the lines of the big tent, small government, free enterprise, fiscally conservative tea party movement agenda.
We conservatives have a lot of good young prospects coming up through the ranks. It is a tragedy that none were ready to assume the mantle this year but that's how it goes. We work with what we have now and set ourselves for steady progress over the longer term.
Start where you are.
Use what you've got.
Do what you can.
This is the way of success.
This whole campaign season is rather novel for me. If I turn on the news and there’s a Crossfire-style segment with pundits representing Obama versus Romney, I turn it off. If I click on to talk-radio and the discussion is defending Romney, I click it off. I see Romney giving a speech on tv, I turn it off just like I turn off Obama’s. This is a total reversal for me, after three decades as a political junkie.
During election cycles I’ve always had someone to root for each time, but this time, I can’t get myself the least bit invested in the proceedings. It all seems so pointless. The only thing left that manages to somewhat get my pulse-rate up is the potential of Tea Party type candidates to successfully oust the old-guard GOP-e into a well-earned oblivion.
That’s all I ever need to know.
Perhaps conservatives could write Mutt a strongly worded letter or something.
Klein has the right take on how to play Romney - support him but keep agitating for an implementation of solid conservative principles.
So Phil Klein has been reading the more thoughtful FR posts on the matter and he’s written a book consolidating them. What does he say that hasn’t been said here?
The problem with Phil Klein’s conclusion is that either way you cut it you end up with a pro-choice democrat socialist.
That's like saying that by fooling around a spouse can stay true to their mate and "feel good about themselves."
Totally illogical nonsense.
Nutritionally, you are what you eat. Politically, you are what you endorse, no matter how much you try to deny or justify it.