Skip to comments.Mitt will do fine
Posted on 04/05/2012 12:05:13 PM PDT by Mustang Driver
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This year I have been reminded so many times of the quote attributed to the late Pauline Kael:
"How could Nixon have won?? Nobody I know voted for him!!"
There are far too many Freepers who live in their own little bubbles, and refuse to accept the reality that there are lots of GOP voters out in the big blue room who are just fine with a moderate candidate.
Instead of going out there to convince those middle of the road Republicans why Romney is a dismal candidate, most Freepers prefer to shout loudly in the echo chamber, and whinge about how they'll hold their breath 'till they turn blue if Romney is the nominee.
“All hes got to do is approve the Keystone pipeline and some drilling here and there, lay off the coal plants, chip away at welfare, cancel Obamacare -”
What of liberty?
What of reigning in out of control gov’t spending”
What of massive change that is needed?
What of reigning in the fed?
He won’t get it done, nor sees a need for it. Hasn’t made a peep. He is a statist who will want to tidy up around the edges.
I trust you do understand conservatives bashing pro-abortion, pro-sodomy politicians?
I will not cast a vote to raise such a person to high office.
“And if Romney uses some of the same ammunition McCain had available but declined to use, and I think he will, 0bummer likely will twist and writhe like a worm on a hook.
He seems to have arrived at the theme, “Obama is a bit out of touch”
I’ve never tried it. As such, I hope your recovery continues.
I just couldn’t come up with any other possible explanation - other than
hallucinatory - to explain why you would post what you did...
He may win the nod but he will not get my vote. If he loses blame those who backed a liberal.
Vote for Romney and nothing will change. The President will still be Barack Obama. The GOP will still be squishy and decomposing into a second liberal party.
Refuse to vote for Romney, now and in November, and let the GOP know it in the most emphatic terms, and maybe something will change.
If not, at least you tried.
Don’t just sell out, submit, and roll over.
Can we survive nationalized health care when it is promoted and defended by a Republican president?
Can we survive onerous, energy-killing regulation in the name of the environment when it is promoted and defended by a Republican president?
Can we survive activist liberal judges when they are appointed by a Republican president?
Can we survive a succeeding Democrat president who will make Obama's politics look conservative by comparision, just as Obama made Clinton look benign by comparision?
You and others will challenge: "Yeah, but, can we survive another four years of Obama?"
To that I say: YES, if the Republican party's brand as an antidote to big government is defended and preserved, and if we vote such that both Romney AND Obama receive a very, very small plurality of votes.
If Obama is re-elected with 42 percent or less of the vote, the Republican party will get a boost in strength to oppose him. "The sky is falling!" Chicken Littles who predict the End of the World if Obama wins, are guessing. Yet if Romney wins, even with a small plurality, there's no guessing -- it's absolutely certain: liberalism would become stronger in both parties and the ability of Republicans to oppose it would be debilitated.
"Moderate" Romney, who would surrender the Republican party to liberalism, would be nearly impossible to survive; there's more hope with a weakened, fractured Obama.
“success”: Strawman. Romney: Don’t want!
Do you really believe that in his heart he is all of those things? Or did he go along to get along during a time when MOST republicans were cowed into the corner and afraid to profess their pro life views or any conservative views. Until GW came along and openly talked about Jesus and his own pro life stance, it wasn't a popular thing to do. We still see it happening with some of the establishment republicans in congress - they are afraid of being called homophobic or racist or anti-women. Look what happened to Trent Lott and Steve Macacca Allen and others. The times are changing and the new Republicans like Ryan, Rubio, DeMint, West, etc. are finally starting to fight back on the things we believe in. Giving Romney has been taking it to obama a chance to do so sure beats the alternative.
There has not been a conservative alternative to Romney who entered the race without a trunkload of baggage.
The circular firing squad manned by the conservative base sure didn't help either. How many Freepers who bitched endlessly about Perry or Bachmann or Cain wouldn't give a quart of blood to have one of those three instead of Romney now?? Too late!!
In a nutshell, it's fine with me if you loathe Romney. But anyone who underestimates his appeal to a large segment of the GOP electorate is, basically, delusional.
Good point. I am harboring hope for a miracle where we have a truly viable alternative to Romney AND Obama.
Thanks for your kind words. :^)
I can’t believe that Don Surber wrote this. Over the past few weeks, he’s really written some great stuff. This undoes all of it.
Mitt Romney is electable because he’s produced a couple of good sound bites against Obama? But what about all the things that Romney stands for? Tax funded baby killing. Gay marriage on demand. Government takeover of healthcare. Crony capitalism. Contempt for the little people. He is no better than Obama. Our only hope is either to unite behind a conservative write-in candidate, or to gain a majority in the House and Senate and deadlock everything for another four years. Easier to do that with a crazed Communist Democrat in the White House than a crazed Communist Republican.
He will have to "step it up a bit" and I really think (and hope) he will. He could let Newt sock it to 0bummer too, as only he can. This needs to be a battle from multiple fronts.
There has been an increased interest in the Constitution and constitutional government. I’m writing a book on the subject myself which will, I hope, add to this.
I think the people have awoken and will work to thwart further encroachments on their liberty. I see similarities to the 1760’s when the people started to get a sense of the conspiracy against them. We’re learing their tricks.
Romney may gain the executive power of the people (and actually I think he will do a good job with the executive branch to halt the bureaucrats encroachment on our liberties), but the people through the congress must keep him in check. We conservaitives are through being silent just because there’s a republican in office.
McCain wasn't playing.
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