Skip to comments.The alternative to Mitt Romney
Posted on 08/12/2012 1:40:22 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
In some conservative quarters, the question is still being asked, What is our alternative to Mitt Romney?
Some people are suggesting voting for the Libertarian Candidate or even the guy from the Constitution Party who may only end up on the ballot in one or two states.
There is an alternative to Mitt Romney, if you are looking for one.
Who is it?
It is Barack Obama.
No, that is not a joke.
Absent some almost unprecedented or at least unpredictable event, next January in Washington, it is either going to be Barack Obama or Mitt Romney standing on the stage taking the Oath of Office.
It will not be Gary Johnson and it will not be that clown Virgil Goode from the Constitution Party.
Here are your choices. It is either A or B. It is American versus Marxist. It is Romney versus Obama. It is that simple.
If you decide Romney is not pure enough for you and you decide you want to vote for the candidate who believes the most pressing problem facing this country is the legalization of drugs, then you are voting for Barack Obama.
If you choose to vote for the Libertarian candidate this year, you are voting for four more years of the Party of Treason in the White House.
If you doubt me on this and think your vote does not matter, I refer you to Florida in 2000. Ralph Nader pulled 97,000 votes in Florida. Most of those people would have undoubtedly preferred Al Gore to George W. Bush. Gore lost Florida by 537 votes.
Yesterday, Mitt Romney pulled a stunner. His selection of Paul Ryan was a complete surprise to me. Prior to yesterday I was almost certain that his choice would be Rob Portman. The others I feared were in the running were Tim Pawlenty or Chris Christie. Had Christie been the choice, it would have been as bad a pick for Romney as McCains first choice in 08 of Joe Lieberman.
Some people, mostly Libertarians have been assailing Ryan as not really a conservative. Ryan voted for TARP in 2008 and he voted for Bushs Medicare expansion.
No politician is going to have a perfect record. The American Conservative Union scores Ryan with a 92% lifetime record. To paraphrase Ronald Reagan, if someone votes with me 92% of the time, Im going to call him a 92% ally, not an 8% traitor.
Instead of tapping an establishment moderate, as most of us feared he would do, Romney made a surprisingly bold choice in Ryan. More importantly, he reached out to conservatives.
A few weeks ago, I said I would go into the voting booth on election day with a large and cold bottle of Pepto Bismol in one hand, a stomach distress bag in another and I would vote for Romney, praying I did not leave the rancid dregs of what was once my breakfast on the voting machine.
I lost count of the number of jury trials I did as a lawyer. In a jury trial, at the end, the jury is given instructions by the judge. There is one section of the jury instructions that I have always remembered. It said, Do not hesitate to reexamine your own views and change your opinion if you believe it is not correct.
That is sound advice.
I have reexamined my own views of this race and have changed my opinion because I believe my old opinion is no longer correct.
This is a battle for the soul and future of America. It is literally a battle between good and evil. It is a battle between those who revere America and the liberty and freedom it stands for and those who worship at the altar of socialism and the inevitable tyranny that follows with socialism.
I have been brutally critical of Mitt Romney over the last few months. I anticipate I will continue to be critical of him on certain issues. Mitt Romney is not the perfect candidate but we will never have the perfect candidate.
What we do have is a candidate who right now is our best hope for stopping the Obama, Pelosi, Reid axis of fiscal evil and helping to restore America.
I endorse Mitt Romney for President and Paul Ryan for Vice President. I encourage every Tea Party member and conservative to go out and support them, work for them and make sure that in January, we do to Barack Obama what he has done to so many other Americans.
We put him out of a job.
I REALLY like your tagline.
A liberal friend of mine thinks Obama is being “hamstrung” by an uncooperative Congress and could become a lame duck President, through no fault of his own.
How to talk to a liberal if you must? And worst of all, she says she isn’t a Liberal but an Independent.
I’ve culled most of them from my roster of friends..family too. noone is above getting my axe....This one is an old college roommate and I love her.
But I don’t know if I can take this much longer. She’s going on about Wall Street and bankers being the problem lately.
Do I cut and run or try to ignore this part of her and keep the rest? Oh, and I’m not one of those cooperative wussy “okay, we won’t talk politics’ types.(her weekly suggestion but then she blathers on anyway)
This is about our country and our freedoms and I won’t be shushed.
Yes. If Romney is like Obama, he’s less of an Obama. Punishing all Americans with four more years of traitor Obama if Republicans do not pick a conservative candidate is too drastic a revenge or punishment. Thus it makes sense to vote for R+R in November. Also, Ryan is more conservative than Romney so that’s one more reason to vote for R+R.
It’s a hoot that the commie and thief tries to take credit for what our military does then tells businesses they didn’t build anything.
November can’t get here soon enough.
It is, indeed, that simple.
There are precisely two dots to connect.
And, if you do not prefer the American (warts and all), then you prefer the Marxist.
There are precisely two dots to connect.
You are absolutely right.
We have no choice. It’s Romney/Ryan or Omuslim completes the distruction of America.
It’s as simple as that.
With conservative congressman Paul Ryan being chosen by Romney as his VP, I was able to feel a lot better about the GOP presidential candidate and decided that I wouldn't need 3 clothespins on my nose when I walked into the voting booth on November 6th. As you stated, there is no 'perfect' political candidate. Never has, never will be.
Those who delight in trashing Romney on a conservative website can do that until the cows come home and vote as they please, of course, but I'm voting Republican on November 6th and I'm relieved to see that some longtime FReepers I respect are coming to the same conclusion.
I expect a Romney-Ryan blowout on election day and now I feel more confident that ever about the election.
> Freepers, help!
> Do I cut and run or try to ignore this part of her and keep
> the rest?
Put the past in the past in this case. There are many beautiful, conservative, hot, intelligent and smart (alphabetical order) women out there to make friends with!
Are you really so new here that you think my name is Judson Phillips and that I wrote this article?
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I voted for Palin/McCain in 2008. Now it’s Ryan/Romney in 2012.
Some come closer, though!
Then tell her how much you value her friendship and then ask sincerely...now what do we do?
I had a long term relationship with a woman who was an absolute master at changing the subject. It got to where I knew she was doing it, but I let it go because I knew it was her way of telling me she “didn't want to talk about it” without saying I don't want to talk about it.
Right on right on right on. We will not survive another 4 years of Barack Obama. The anti Romney whiners need to get a grip.. and sooner rather than later.
Many here on the right do not understand the concept of incrementalism.
The left lives by it. We did not come to the socialist marxist obama thug all of a sudden. Never would have happened if they would not have had Clinton and Carter types to lean a little more to the left with each new administration and congress.
I can be happy and patient that through R&R and hard work pushing strong conservative local candidates we can get our country turning right again, even if I've radius of the curve is not as sharp as we would all like.
Think about those words. They are repugnant aren't they? They came out of your mouth.
Provide no succor to the enemy. Cut all familial and social ties with liberals. Shun them. Burn the bridge. Don't even tell them why.
Your opinion scarcely matters, since you offer no real alternative. At this point attacking Romney is just shilling for Obama.