Skip to comments.How can any right thinking Christian, conservative or tea party supporter justify voting for Romney?
Posted on 01/31/2012 5:31:12 PM PST by Jim Robinson
How can any right thinking Christian, conservative or tea party supporter justify voting for Romney?
Romney is an empty suit. A complete fraud. Worse, he's anti-tea party, anti-conservative, anti-liberty! He has absolutely zero conservative accomplishments to his name. His ONLY accomplishments in government are liberal, ie, tax payer funded abortion, gay marriage, gun control, RomneyCare, mandates, etc. He is Obama-lite.
Are these voters uninformed, terrified, brainwashed, or just plain nuts?
I know a way mittens could reach out to THIS conservative... it involves a long walk and a short pier.
Mittens will most likely receive the nomination.
Those who believe in conservative, founding Father like principles should, on election day in Nov., vote for their local candidates in the county, state, and House/Senate races that they feel comfortable with.
But for President they/we need to make it known to the Repub. “Establishment” that their efforts will be for not. We should cast a vote for the Constitutional party or other conservative type candidate no matter how “fringe” people think they are.
If the country is to go down in flames in the coming years, let it be under Zero.
I would vote for Santorum in the primary. In the general, if Romneyis the nominee, I will vote for him over Obama.
“Well I hope and pray people wake up. If they dont we will be faced with voting for Romney or staying home. Stay home and you elect Obama by a landslide. What is worse?”
I hope Newt wakes up soon. This shouldn’t have happened but he walked into every trap in the book, starting with his demands for the perfect debate that will never happen.
“At least Romney strikes me as being a decent human being.”
Oh, yeah, real decent.
Romney was quite decent as a human being when he agreed to $50 abortions - killing who knows how many babies
Romney was quite decent as a human being when he agreed to OK and support gay marriage
Romney was quite decent as a human being when he lied in his attack ads
Romney was quite decent as a human being when he allowed his campaign staff to pretend to be police officers
Romney was quite decent as a human being when he did so many things that have been documented on FR
He is slimy, willing to say anything to get elected POTUS, and is not “decent”.
And you believe him, apparently, which is astounding.
Newt Gingrich dooesn’t care about the conservative cause? Is that your claim, troll?
Romney got 51% of the female vote. Gingrich 29%. Women vote for the guy they think is the most attractive. It’s the same whether the woman is a Republican or Democrat. It’s hard-wired into their system and you can’t get around it. The KGB (who orchestrated the American women’s lib movement in the sixties), America’s advertising agencies, and Hollywood moviemakers have all known this and have been capitalizing on it for years. Who do you think were the ones voting for Obama in 2008? They all thought he was ohhh so cute! Fainting included. Why do you think his handlers chose him in the first place? I’ll get flamed for this, but the worst thing to have happened to America was for women to have been granted the franchise. They can’t handle politics or philosophy. They just know how to swoon. Come on, look at Romney. He’s matinee-idol handsome. His handlers know that. So does the media. So does the Republican elite. Ask these women voters what Romney stands for and they can’t tell you. They just know they like him.
Newt Gingrich dooesn’t care about the conservative cause? Is that your claim, troll?
Newt got most of the conservative votes. Like Mark Levin said..how is it a win if you have to spend 17 thousand dollars to make it happen?
Because it's every red-blooded American's civic duty to honor what the Founding Fathers faught and bled for by voting.
In the meantime Patriots will keep their powder dry should the Founding Fathers' option avail itself...
I will vote down ticket, but there is no way I would EVER vote for Romney. Will not happen. I have known far too many of his ilk in my life to ever vote for him under ANY circumstances.
i agree if it was in the bag, with all the gifts going his way, why did mitt the mutt and the rino establishment have to use the “scorch and burn” tactics the way he did to perhaps loose the election already by alienating those who are really conservative
Newt and Mitt both claim to have changed their Zebra stripes and leopard spots...
To think I was actually excited when Santorum did so well in Iowa. It turns out, that may have shot us in the foot. He might have faded out or just dropped out early if he’d had a poor showing there.
What rotten luck.
That’s funny, I think the same thing about Gingrich.
He supported TARP, he supported auto maker bailouts, he supported single payer health plans. He called the Ryan plan “conservative social engineering.” He’s made his living inside the belt way. Took money from the teet of the sow that caused the housing collapse. Not very Tea Partyish if you ask me.
Recent polls suggest that if the election were between only him and Romney, Newt still gets his ass kicked.
Can’t stay silent any longer. Sorry Jim. That’s just how I see it. I’m sticking with Santorum. He’s got enough money to last through Super Tuesday. (Does Newt?). Most of the remaining primaries are proportional so this games not over yet.
With Obama the conservative Justices will hang in there until they die. With Romney the conservative justices and Kennedy might feel its safe to retire and then Romney will appoint liberal justices destroying the conservative majority for generations. That's the real danger Romney poses in my opinion.
Yes, indeed. Idiot troll.
Romney is every bit as nasty as LBJ and more liberal to boot.
With the combined efforts of a whole bunch of Freepers we are no doubt aware of matters the general public has no clue about. We can educate some of them, but nowhere near all of them.
It's not over yet Freepers, we got to keep on keeping on, LET'S ROLL!
“supreme court,main reason why Obama has to be removed.”
Do really think that if Mittens was to somehow win the White House he would choose judges with different view points than those that Zero would pick?
You must be kidding. Look at Mittens record in Mass ... basically all liberals he chose. Plus the old man Sununu from NH who gave us Justice Souter has Mittens ear and will dictate who Mittens chooses. But that will never happen since Mittens will loose big time against Zero.
“Come on, look at Romney. Hes matinee-idol handsome.”
You know, I keep hearing that, but I have yet to SEE it! WHERE is this vaunted handsomeness? His face is vanilla-bland, very ordinary, like some space alien’s idea of the perfect 50s dad. He isn’t aging well-—there are sacks under his eyes, and his face is getting bloated and baggy. And then of course there’s the hair, which looks like he just combed it with an order of ribs. THAT is handsome?
There is no justification. Mitt Romney doesn’t have a sincere bone in his body. He has what Thomas Sowell calls a “versatility of conviction”, meaning he has not core conviction. Plus, he’s a jerk.
I’m still holding out hope for a Santorum surge. I’m watching him speak to his supporters right now and he I find him to be a good and decent man.
"We had Governor Rick Perry. FReepers ate him up alive."You don't have be belittling Rick Perry. I did my homework on him, liked what I saw and admire his accomplishments.
That being said, it was Rick's decision to step aside and support Newt. Personally I feel he did the right thing, a thing that Cain has done and Bachmann and Santorum should do.
For that matter Gov. Palin should get off the fence, running.
BTW: How did my "fickle" statement elicit your Perry comment, just curious
Romney is worse than Obama. He will unite liberals and moderates to enact more liberalism....just like he did in Massachusetts. At least now, with our deadlocked Congress, things are at a standstill.
My take on his campaign. He doesn’t care if conservatives are with him or not. He plans to run a campaign he’ll call moderate. He plans to totally ignore conservatives and attempt to beat Obama with liberals and moderates.
Conservatives will be shunted aside, and if they want to vote, they’ll be told their only alternative is him “or their vote will be a vote for Obama.”
There is only one solution at that point in time: a 3rd party or a 3rd candidate.
Since Romney will be worse than Obama, defeating Romney should be the priority. Better yet would be a viable candidate and party to run against both of them. If they split the liberal/moderate vote, then a great conservative campaign could actually win.
Hey, everybody has a crazy Uncle!!
Because he may end up being the nominee and we can’t take another four years of the racist, Black Nationalist, Marxist, probably Muslim, one-worlder bastard currently defiling the White House? At least that’s what will make me RUN to vote for him. 0bama and his leftist ilk must go. Everything else can be retaken by increments if we have to, but if he’s re-elected...forget America. Just F’n forget it.
It is time for pastors to get off the 'feel good' sermons and educate their congregations about worldviews. Most Christians don't have a clue what Mormans, Muslims, etc. believe. In fact most of them don't know what they believe. Biblical ignorance is the downfall of a society.
Maybe he’ll go on a goose hunt!
I am willing to bet that if he does take the nomination then almost every post here on FR will be about how we have to vote for Romney.
The only thing we can hope for in getting rid of Obama is that he will finally be found ineligible to be president. Or his corruption exposed. He just may have made a Fatal mistake in GA. He may not be on the ballot there if he is eligible or not. By all rights, a warrant for his arrest should be issued in GA. But I don’t expect that kind of justice.
“Mittens will most likely receive the nomination.”
We shall see. But he had a plan and we didn’t. He was thinking it out since before 2008!
We were going from hoping Palin would save us to Michele to Perry to Cain and finally Newt. Well that didn’t seem to work so people are now talking about Santorum, another candidate who doesn’t really know what he’s doing. I hope he enjoys the experience.
Conservatives have great ideas, Newt especially, but we have a big problem with the follow through. Street smart beats out book smart in this game.
Yeah. Managing a company that defrauded Medicare of millions = decent human being.
Santorum needs to drop out because....
Newt Gingrich is the anti-Romney, Santorum is not.
As Rush said today, Romney is the second choice for most Santorum voters.
Uhbamuh is a terrible POTUS in the mold of Jimmy Carter. There is not a scenario in my mind that would make me stay home as a protest vs voting for Romney. There will be those who will try to convince people the best thing to do is to show your feelings about the process by not voting. And while they do so, they will be assuring an incredibly, unbelievably bad POTUS is rewarded with another 4 years in office.
I am dumbfounded sometimes by the about faces done on a site that I have enjoyed over the years since I found this place. Countless times, Conservative commentator / politician / pundit has excited the masses here and then has made one comment that is disappointing and a great many wash their hands of said person. We have seen George Will, Ann Coulter, Sean Hannity, at times Rush Limbaugh, Charles Krauthammer, Scott Brown, Allen West, and now Marco Rubio fail the test and qualify as someone never to be listened to again. Gingrich has been crushed on this board for a while but now all of the sudden he is the guy who should be embraced by “true conservatives” when his basic positions remain the same as they were when he was slammed?
The choice is simple. Four more years of Uhbamuhnation because we want to have a pity party over not getting Joe Perfect Conservative in the White House or do we vote to free this country from a POTUS who will never have the best interests of the country in mind, will continue to separate the races, will continue to dismantle the military, will continue to have us be a laughing stock worldwide and will have us needing to hold a telethon to save the country?
Romney may not be my favorite candidate (frankly there has not been a single candidate in the race now or that has dropped out that qualifies as a favorite for me) but there is no way I stay home in November, knowing my vote does something about helping free this country from perhaps the worst POTUS it has ever seen. So I will support Romney with no regrets at all.
Jim, you know it’s already been decided years ago who would be the next Republican President. No matter who we vote for in the primaries or if Newt polls at 80% among the people, we will end up eating our Mitt sandwich and not liking it. It’s already been decided by those who count the votes. Who the hell else are we gonna vote for? I mean, what choice do we really have? The RNC will allow no other. Period.
As for Obama, better the enemy I know. But he will have at least one more Supreme COurt appointment and that I fear more than Romney, but it will be a last minute decision if the POS RINO wins.
In the general election a vote for Romney is...a...well, hell, what's the difference between Romney and Obama? Can ANYONE really name one with a straight face?
It would be better that Romney lose a general election. Just don't vote for him.
Now, Newt ain't dead yet. He can still pull this out. But he can't do it without money. Word on Faux news is that Newt is down to $1mil, maybe a little less. Everyone needs to contribute there after they contribute here.
But, I contend the Conservative Movement would be better off by ensuring Romney is not elected, period.
If he wins the nomination, we should vote every down-ticket race and leave POTUS blank.
Or, ideally, a 3rd party will emerge if Romney closes it on Super Tuesday.
I am not a bot but I would like to think we would get better judges. I really would prefer Santorum, but that does not appear to be a choice...So one difference is judges. Another difference is Romney throws Obamacare back to the states to decide what they want. Tax rates will not go as high under Romney. We drive toward the end at the speed limit not in overdrive. Pubbies will take to the same place only slower. Now you can pull the lever for Obama if you wish.
“I would vote for Santorum in the primary. In the general, if Romney is the nominee, I will vote for him over Obama.”
Few will admit that publically on FR, even though its true with an overwhelming majority of us with getting grid of Obama being the most important thing, above all.
All I can hope for is that Mitt, if he is our nominee, picks one helluva VEEP. That is the only way I can see any level of excitement over the election remaining on this forum.
Newt is Back!!!I hope he keeps this up!
And the NYT just posted a similar wrap-up that noted "About 7 in 10 Republican primary voters in Florida consider themselves conservative". Which means -- at most! -- 17% of Florida conservatives think it's important to nominate a conservative.
I read into that only this : the desire to defeat Obama is so great that it is blinding not just many, but most, to the principles that guide their politics in the first place.
But I've said all along that Bobo is unreelectable -- and conservatives who sat on the sidelines may look back at their choice with regret...