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
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Thanks for your reply.
However, it has far too many “ifs” that have no remote chance of happening to make a third party win a reasonable or logical assumption.
The next president will be either Romney or Obama. I’ll give you 1000 to 1 odds if you still think your assumption is reasonable or even remotely possible.
I did not like how he governed California. However, I enthusiasticly voted for hime in 1984. Hey, I was young.
With Romney the nominee, conservatives have apparently lost this round for the presidential race. The lesson is that conservatives do not have the national clout to select and elect a candidate.
A pragmatic rather than an emotional decision must then be made.
The line then must be redrawn. The new line is line/Obama.
What is to the left of the line no longer matters in this presidential election. Over the line is what must not be.
Any decision by any degree of conservative not to vote for the anti Obama candidate with the only chance of winning boils down to irrational self righteousness and pride.
The hope of conservatives then shifts to the influence that can be applied by true and other degrees of conservatives in the Senate and the House of Representatives. Their best efforts can prevail over a President Romney but will be thwarted by a President Biden. Conservatives can and do prevail in local elections.
For months I have said there was one reason for opposing Romney. He was Governor of Massachusetts. If he was good for them, he is bad for America.
At his worst, he will be restricted by the congress, he will nominate justices that will with absolute certainty be better than those chosen by Obama or Biden
the real problem now is can Romney have the will to leave Obama blood on the floor of every venue where he speaks. If he tries to be nice and not go after Obama and all he stands for ....... tooth and nail, the probability of losing is great.
He will not be helped by the totally irrational mormonophobes among us who are so set in there own religious convictions they are totally unable to allow any one to think differently than their own very narrow view. Ultimately, they do a disservice if they continue.
“This is not a game, kid. Whomever wins the presidency this November will appoint at least two Supreme Court Justices. If its Øbama, they are GUARANTEED to be Lib/Soc/Com.”
Are you willing to look your grandkids in the eye some day soon when they ask why you defaulted to a proven Marxist for President back in 2012 that deprived them of all their liberties??? Im not.
Its time to get over your tantrum for not getting the nominee you wanted. The process worked as designed and Mitt Romney is the nominee. So only he or the guy who walks to the podium like a PIMP will run the nation for the next 4 years.
Its time for everyone on this site to get 100% behind the only man who can remove the most destructive regime America has ever seen.
FREEPERS!!! Support Mitt Romney as though the fate of a FREE United States depended on it.
That is the reality!
You nailed it, TruthHound.
How do you know this?
If you/we do the same work that a third party requires (less actually) within the GOP, there would be no need for a third party.
If we can't do it within the GOP, we darn sure can't do it starting from zero.
The problem ain't the party.
Won't work this time. Obama and his march to Marxism is over. And there's nothing you can do about it.
Well said.. agreed completely.
Constitutional SCOTUS, or Executive rubber-stamp
An authentic First LADY, or MaBelle Antoinette
A conservative VP, or more of this joker-
Anyway, as a still-registered "D" (for local reasons) in New York without much of an electoral say, it'd be more like voting in a Primary for someone a bit closer to my views
OK, say Obama is ‘evil’. But then ‘Romney the liberal’ is ‘evil light’.
So are we better off with ‘evil light’? Do we even have any idea what he would do in office?
I don’t care if Hillary Rosen said his wife never worked.
You have a strong conviction. But what good comes from despising those of us Conservatives who disagree and also have strong convictions?
It’s really easy to understand but hard for many FReepers to accept: The Republican Party no longer automatically receives all the Conservatives’ votes for the offices of President/Vice President.
I’m not voting for Romney, I’m vote against 0bama.
All of the GOP candidates fell well short of the conservative ideal this year, and they were to a certain extent fairly evenly matched. There was no obvious go-to choice for conservatives this year. Romney's win of the nomination only proves that conservatives weren't able to get one of this year's candidates nominated. In four years we will have other candidates who didn't run this year (Bobby Jindal, Paul Ryan, Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, ???). I see no reason to conclude that we conservatives will not be able to nominate one of our own in the future.
Notice that after the 2008 election no-one had ‘Don’t blame me, I voted for McCain’ bumper stickers.
I dont see them this time either.
I’m not voting for Romney, I’m voting against 0bama.
Conservatives like to scream bloody murder and threaten to create a third-party, etc. It's OK by me to have a late primary, ours is May 8. Let the conservatives actually accomplish something by May 8. Put someone up there who you can accept, who doesn't look like an idiot and is able to attract non-Tea Party voters also instead of scaring the pants off them. Surely it's not that hard to do. The reason we're stuck with Romney is a failure of conservatives rather than a grand conspiracy of the elites.
I will probably vote for him. Reason being is that Obama and his minions are going to really be terrible with 4 more and nothing to lose. Romney couldn’t be as bad as that.
In 2008, we could only imagine how bad Obama would be. This time, you have no doubt.
If Romney is that bad, let him get primaried out in 2016, but start preparing a good conservative as of yesterday.
Most people around here supported someone other than Romney. But, that didn’t work out.
Nothing to lose, might as well take a chance. It couldn’t get any worse.
What others do is their own business. Vote or don’t vote for Romney. Up to you.
“That’s why anyone who is not happy with their choices needs to at least show up and write in a vote so that their position is documented and can be analyzed for the fools that trying to run the show.”
Hence my tag.
I'll let Sam Adams deal with that one:
"It does not take a majority to prevail
but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men."
My idea is a national primary with an instant runoff ballot.
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