Skip to comments.Voting for Romney? Where is your line in the sand? (Vanity)
Posted on 04/26/2012 9:18:03 AM PDT by Student0165
I want to ask those who consider themselves conservatives, and are going to vote for Romney because he happens to have an (R) instead of a (D) behind his name on the ballot sheet, where do you draw your personal line in the sand and say "No more"? For stupid people reading this (liberals and DHS type workers), I don't mean violence - I mean not voting for "the lesser of two evils".
Most conservatives are pragmatists, not idealists. Being an idealist isn’t necessarily a bad thing ... but, idealists don’t win much. Pragmatists prefer small victories to principled losses — idealists prefer to go down in flames with their principles intact.
In both cases, it is a matter of conscience. To whom do you give the benefit of the doubt? Do you vote for the best you can get, or do you vote for the ideal and let the chips fall?
For most conservatives, the “line” typically ends up being “the most conservative candidate with a chance of winning”. That’ll probably end up being the case this time around.
Romney will make the choice easier if he picks a running mate conservatives can get behind with a clear conscience — like McCain did with Palin. I don’t trust Romney. I trust Coulter a bit more ... I genuinely hope, but doubt, that she’s right about him. I trust several people who have endorsed Romney. I’d trust a Palin-type running mate. Romney’s going to have to earn my trust — and words aren’t going to do it.
I’ve had it with the RINOs. Virgil Goode of the Constitution Party gets my vote.
Romney, AKA Obama’s white half, is dead in the water vs. Obama.
“Explain how and why a second Obama term is the best option?”
I’m not saying it is. I detest him. But, honestly, is Romney any better? The only reason I would even consider voting for Romney is possible SCOTUS judge nominations, but will Romney really nominate conservative judges? I’m not sure of that, and I am really sick and tired of fear voting.
It is possible to exercise option 2 without surrendering anything.
First of all, I know this is not a game. Secondly, I am not a kid. The 0165 pertains to my birth month and year. I am not convinced Romney will nominate conservative judges to SCOTUS.
When will you stop fear voting and stand for something better?
If you really believe that, please share the name and record of a Romeny apointee you believe could serve on the Supreme court.
Actually, if you think about it, somebody who is voting for Romney because "not voting for him is a vote for Obama" IS voting for Romney because he has an "R" after his name. They are assuming - unthinkingly - that the "R" candidate is the only possible candidate who can hope to oppose the "D" candidate.
If all of the conservatives who said "I don't like Romney but we have to vote for him to vote out Obama" would actually vote their conscience and get together behind a credible third party candidate, that third party candidate would have a fair-ro-better chance of winning it all.
That all depends on which day and which way the wind blows.
Calling it ‘expediency’ to vote against retaining a lying bastard and his minions is, well, it’s loading the suicide gun in preparation for a shot regardless of anything, even that which you cannot imagine changing. Milt supported and even worked to pay for the killing of alive unborn children in his state as governor. Voting against retaining the bastard now destroying the entire nation and helping ravage the world (think Islamic spring, summer, fall, and winter) is not voting for Milt’s past evils. Sorry, that is irrational thinking to assert that it is.
Depends on the circumstances. If your State is a forgone conclusion, then you may have the luxury of a symbolic vote.
That said, we will ALWAYS be voting for the “lesser of two evils” and it is naive to think that will ever change.
I see them as the same, but was referencing the topic of this election:
The primary mission in this election is to remove this regime from power.
Not me. Not even it were Palin again.
Um, would you show us a candidate that meets your criteia and has even a long shot at winning, to remove little barry bastard commie and his thugocracy you dislike?
Same question for you:
where do you draw your personal line in the sand
What standard would the main choice for defeating the regime have to reach before you’d pull his/her lever?
I think that is the logical, thinking, assumption. Assuming a third party candidate has a prayer would be the unthinking assumption, IMHO.
Romney/Christie 2012 - 'Cause if you don't, you're a Dimwit!
Interesting. In your mind, what was it about Ronald Reagan that you found evil?
Then we need to change the process. I propose we run Republican primaries in the order of percent-of-state-population-voting-R-in-the-previous-election. Alabama was 56.8 for McCain - the highest percentage. They go first in the primaries. Next would be Alaska (55.8), Kentucky(54.5), then Texas(53.5). And so forth.
As an Iowan, I have the 'most to lose' in that we would no longer be 'first'. But we have to do better than we have been.
As for voting for Romney, I probably agree more with your tagline than your post...
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