Skip to comments.Knowing What You Know Now, Would You Have Backed Romney From The Primary?
Posted on 10/16/2012 10:52:22 AM PDT by SarahPalin2012
Or would you have still backed Cain/Gingrich/Santorum/Christie/Palin (whoever your choice was from before or during the primary). I think it's an interesting question. Mitt wasn't my first choice, but am glad that he is doing so well. Would you now prefer Mitt over another who may or may not have done as well? Of course, I myself am a completely committed supporter of Mitt Romney since the primary was decided.
No. I try not to sell out my principles.
I didn’t prefer him....I ultimately didn’t prefer ANY of the flawed candidates that showed up and actually lasted to near the end.
Nonetheless, I will vote for him - against Obama. If we do not, we are lost.
I REALLY got on the MITT Bandwagon when he picked Paul Ryan as his VP. GREAT PICK!
No, I would have still had supported, in order, Palin, Cain, and Gingrich.
Hard to say because whoever got the nomination would have my support against Obama.
IF Romney wins I’m good with it, but I enjoyed every front runner, Cain, Gingrich, Bachman (was she a frontrunner)? All were better than Obama.
All I know is fortunately Perry was weeded out due to his inability to debate. Debating skills are all-important.
Would not have backed Romney.
Still don’t support Romney.
However, I will hold my nose and vote for him as the lesser of two evils.
No. I’ll vote for him because the alternative is worse. But I still don’t like him. I don’t trust him. I don’t think he has a single political position that he hasn’t changed at least once. And regardless of who wins in three weeks I’m looking forward to backing a conservative candidate in the Republican presidential primaries in 2016.
NO! I won’t for that flip-flopping liberal - either back then or in November. Heck, I’m not even early voting!
Why? I can’t stand Mitt Happens. He’s no conservative. He’s a RINO with the R beside his name.
Uh.. those last two...
They didn't run. Did you know?
what a stupid question. what’s your point?
That's as dumb as a Biden answer. So if you don't get your preferred candidate in the primary, and support the eventual nominee, that's selling out your principles? That's being a crybaby and acting juvenile.
If you want optics Romney is the best. Not as good a talker as Gingrich but smooth, tall, in good shape, handsome along the Reagan line. He also comes across positive.
I don’t really care if he wins.
Mitt Happens is Obama with a lighter tan. They don’t disagree on much.
I think we’ll see that tonight on foreign policy.
Romney thinks it's A-OK for abortions for "health of the mom."
Romney thinks it's A-OK for embryos to be "donated" to "research." (Wow, what a euphemism!)
Romney thinks it's A-OK for incest perpetrators to cover up their crimes by aborting the results of their crimes.
No. I didn’t trust Romney then, and I don’t particularly trust Romney now. Not one single bit. There’s nothing in his background or record to give me a shred of confidence.
But I want Obama to lose. I want him to be seen as a LOSER. I want his agenda discredited. There’s a great psychological value in all that, which could last years. And hopefully help to prevent his loathsome brand of marxist/redistributionist anti-Americanism from making a comeback anytime soon.
No. To think that we could have had a much better candidate and had to settle for Mitt due to open primaries and the GOP-e still bothers me.
It don’t matter He is the nominee!!!
I’d say rebuilding our navy, reversing defense cuts, backing Israel, standing up to Russia and China- are damn BIG differences.
Even Snarlin Arlen Spector would have been a better President than BArry Zerobama... and he was a turncoat and a moron..
Great Line Up
Being in a swing state,if Osama Obama saw your post and was able to contact you he'd invite you to visit the Oval Office where he'd offer to perform an unnatural act on you...right in that little kitchen down the hall.
Absolutely not. I’m voting total Conservative on the entirety of the ticket - writing in or voting third party where applicable.
Conservatives were sold out by the Ruling Class, I refuse to be bullied or forced into voting for the presented choices of a Democrat Socialist or an Anti-Colonial Marxist.
If the country wants Leftists to run the oligarchy - they can vote for it without my help.
No. Willard was last on my list. Ron Paul was next to last on my list...
What am I supposed to know now?
Dude, please read the whole question. It says "before or during the primary" -- most of us had preferences before anyone was actually running.
In the last debate, replace Mitt with Newt.
But Romney has redeemed himself and calmed any fears I may have had.
Romney held his own, gained ground and has the enemy surrounded.
What will a cornered rat do?
THAT'S the question.
Gingrich comes across WAY more positive than Romney. He had a definitive vision for America that was something you wanted to follow and help make happen.
But time has a way of putting perspective on what is important.
I still do not like Romney and do not trust him, BUT between the disaster brewing in the middle east and our own impending economic disaster which candidate is more likely to keep freedom and liberty intact when the whole world goes crazy? And it IS going to go crazy within the next 4 years.
Romney is no absolute guarantee, but there’s a much better chance we will still have a Constitution after his term rather than a guarantee we will not with Obama.
Mormons also as a generaization believe in preparing for bad times and in defense when necessary. Aside from my beliefs as a Christian about his mortal soul, we are choosing a President not a pastor.
So the choice is clear. If we want an economy and if I want to be able to feed the family and still have a home a couple of years from now Romney is it.
Nine months ago I would have said there’s not a dime’s worth of difference between Romney and Obama. Today I know that the 9cents worth of difference is enough for me to work for Romney and for O’s defeat.
The primaries are like family squabbles. Hot and fierce within the family but when outsiders put their nose in everybody lines up (or should) to give them a good a** kicking. I cannot think of a single Republican I would not prefer over what's in the White House and running the Federal executive agencies now. Guess that makes me a YDR: Yellow Dog Republican.
No. Romney is better then I had hoped but he was not my first choice. Or my second or third or fourth come to that.
I was actually a strong backer of Perry from the beginning. Looking at the vicious tactics used by the obama team, the media and the left — I don’t think Perry would have been able to out debate obama. He’s probably too nice. I’m glad things turned out as they did.
Initially I was hoping Palin would run. When she demured, I supported Perry until it became obvious he was out of his depth. Then I supported Newt. I still think Newt has the best understanding of the issues and the best solutions. But in based on the current situation, I don’t think Newt or any of them (except maybe Palin) would be doing as well as Romney is now. In other words they probably would lose. So while my heart says otherwise, my head says it worked out for the best.
Cain. Or Newt (arrgh).
Romney is still just a vote against Obama.
IF he keeps those promises. I don’t think anything will change in 2013 with a Romney White House. If it does - I will be pleasantly surprised. But I follow what the guy will do - not what he says.
Talk on the campaign trail is cheap and is mainly for the gullible. My attitude towards Mitt Happens is - “verify, then trust.”
I’m still right - conservatives have abandoned principle because they’re hungry for a win. I’m not sanguine and still have mine.
Yes, but I couldn’t have known it. But what I could have known if I had thought about it, was what someone posted recently: Mitt was too clean to be blackmailed and too rich to be bought and something else I dont recall right now. At this point, I think that counts for a lot, because his position on an issue could change in our favor, but his incorruptibility is permanent.
He’s still a liberal and despite the fantasies of him being a great conservative, he will end up disappointing a lot of people.
To add, the RINO faction that was pushing for Romney all along are the same scum that have records of pushing for open-borders/amnesty, cap-and-trade idiocy, homo-marriage, and buddied up with the media to backstab and character-assassinate Palin. In other words, people that I would gladly like to see dead.
It makes for quite a mental barrier as to whether or not I can get myself to actually pull the lever for Romney. I’ve never stated what I will do on election day, because I genuinely don’t know, and probably won’t until the day arrives.
Herman Cain was my choice until he was run off by the big shots in the RNC, I’ll vote for Mitt but not real happy with, Hussein has to go!!!
I NEVER want a proved Socialist at the top of the Republican ticket.
That said, I’ll take the somewhat less Socialist guy from our party over the excessively Socialist guy from their party.
Both make me want to puke.
0bamaRomneyCare is an inexcusable usurpation of Freedom no matter it’s parentage.
Romney was probably my 4-5th choice in the primary. To be honest, I don't remember who I voted for in the primary; I think Cain had dropped out by my turn. I think I voted for Newt. That being said, it's never occurred to me NOT to vote for Romney in November. I don't trust him a whole lot, but at least there's no question whether or not he loves this country. Can't say the same for Obama.
Last I heard, his position was to allow abortion to "save the life of the mom," not "the health of the mom."
Which is a huge difference. I don't personally see how any reasonable person can oppose abortion when the alternative is that the mother will die, and in many such cases the baby will also die. Sometimes very unpleasant decisions must be made. No good option.
Given how many times it's changed, I wonder if Romney knows what his present position is.
Obviously, if "life of the mother" were the law there would suddenly be a massive outbreak of pregnancy situtation requiring the baby to be aborted to save the life of the mother. But that wouldn't make the law wrong, only those who misused it.
My first choice was probably Gingrich, but while he was an effective speaker, he proved unable to organize and run a presidential campaign.
Romney is a good organizer, I’ll give him that. While I feel slightly better about voting for Mitty now than I did at the end of the primaries, I’m still not entirely sold.
It’s pretty clear that if elected he’ll govern as that most dreaded of beasts - a GOP “moderate.” Whether that’s going to get it done, considering the massive problems we face, well I have my doubts.
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