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How does one justify a vote for Romney?
www.freerepublic.com ^ | May 2, 2012 | NoRedTape

Posted on 05/02/2012 12:08:22 PM PDT by NoRedTape

With the foisted increased possibility of Mittens buying becoming the Nominee, can you actually justify voting for him in the general election?

This is what I am truly curious to find out.

Virgil Goode info" http://www.goodeforpresident2012.com/

Gary Johnson info: http://www.garyjohnson2012.com/about

Personally, at this moment, I simply cannot vote for Romney under any circumstance. I am also convinced that if Romney runs against Obama, Romney will lose massively.

I'd really be interested in your feedback, especially in terms of how you potentially plan to justify voting for Romney if he indeed becomes the Nominee.

Thank you,

NRT

 

 

 


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To: NoRedTape

How does one justify a vote for Romney?

HE’S NOT OBAMA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


51 posted on 05/02/2012 12:27:37 PM PDT by KalaSamy
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To: Zhang Fei

“Obama must be punished with an election defeat. The GOP candidate is the only person with a mathematical likelihood of defeating Obama. Again, it’s not about voting for Myth...”

Sums it up.


52 posted on 05/02/2012 12:27:37 PM PDT by Luke21
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To: NoRedTape
It is actually quite simple. We know for a fact that if Barack 0bama is reelected, then we will get a Communist/Marxist/Progressive takeover of the United States that will probably require an armed rebellion to restore the Constitution.

With Mitt Romney, we have a chance to influence him and his administration to peaceably reverse the damage that 0bama has done. We know that Mitt is a weather vane, so we just have to blow him in the right direction.

So there is your choice.

53 posted on 05/02/2012 12:27:56 PM PDT by SubMareener (Save us from Quarterly Freepathons! Become a MONTHLY DONOR!)
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To: NoRedTape

I do not understand the disgust with Romney when he’s running against the worst disaster for our Republic since FDR. I would crawl through broken glass to vote for Bill Clinton over Obama. At least Bill didn’t despise America or Americans. George W. Bush’s knee-jerk response to 9/11 was to federalize all airport security. He signed the No-Child-Left-Behind monstrosity with Teddy K. He signed prescription drug benefits onto an already bankrupt Medicare system. He desperately wanted amnesty for illegal aliens. His first nominee for SCOTUS was Harriet Miers. Do you want me to go on? He was a FAR FAR worse defiler of the conservative brand than Romney will be. Get over it you idiots, we’re talking about the destruction of our LIBERTY!


54 posted on 05/02/2012 12:28:07 PM PDT by H.Bowman
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To: mnehring

“DeGaulle? He’s not even in this war!” ~Major General Colt (Kelly’s Heroes)


55 posted on 05/02/2012 12:28:07 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: NoRedTape

There are degrees of evil.You might have an argument if it was the less liberal Clinton that we were trying to foist from office.Staying home or voting third party might be warranted. But when it comes to the apocalyptic Obama it is not even close.I do not care how much one detests Romney, this nation cannot withstand another 4 years of Obama. IMHO the immediacy of getting rid of this destructive cancer is much more important than learning any long term lessons about nominating RINOs.


56 posted on 05/02/2012 12:28:24 PM PDT by chuckee
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To: cranked
With the two jackass you have named, apparently, you, as with a crapload of others here, want the Obama-Idiot-King for another four years.... =.=

The unfortunate mindset of some here lately is that they will teach the GOP a lesson by splitting the vote, write in voting or not voting at all. The hope is that Obama will get re-elected. That will show those old Ba$@#rds that we're serious and in 2016 they'll run a true conservative.

57 posted on 05/02/2012 12:28:35 PM PDT by Tenacious 1 (With regards to the GOP: I am prodisestablishmentarianistic!)
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To: TheRhinelander

Well stated and expresses my opinion en toto.


58 posted on 05/02/2012 12:28:45 PM PDT by Recon Dad (Gas & Petroleum Junkie)
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To: NoRedTape

Last I knew, the Constitution Party was eligible in only 25-30 states.

How can Virgil Goode win if his party cannot get him on the ballot in so many states?


59 posted on 05/02/2012 12:29:24 PM PDT by Kinder Gentler Machinegun Hand
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To: muawiyah

“The whole point of politics is to win and they expect us to vote for a loser”

“That does not happen”

Knock yourself out and vote for Obama then.


60 posted on 05/02/2012 12:30:28 PM PDT by DAC21
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He was hanging out in Montcornet. :->


61 posted on 05/02/2012 12:30:36 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: mnehring

You’ve made a very convincing argument in a very distasteful situation. Thank you.


62 posted on 05/02/2012 12:31:32 PM PDT by redpoll
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To: Kinder Gentler Machinegun Hand

I’m simple.

I vote for the most conservative candidate in the primary.

I vote for the republican nominee in the general.

If anyone has a better way of doing this, please let me know.


63 posted on 05/02/2012 12:31:32 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Would you rather eat dog food or cat food? Guess it's Romney 2012.)
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To: Kinder Gentler Machinegun Hand

That was in 2008 and a lot of States have made the rules tighter. They will be lucky to be on the ballot in 15 this year.


64 posted on 05/02/2012 12:31:54 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: pgkdan
It is neither a lie nor specious. It is an opinion. Just like your comments. Only mine is based upon a comparison and analysis of Romney's record as a governor and public statements in comparison to Obama's record and statements.
65 posted on 05/02/2012 12:32:09 PM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: NoRedTape

I’ve said it before, for the good of all American citizens whether they know it or not, I would vote for Linday Lohan for president if she were the only other candidate on the ballot.

Put me in for ABO.

I am rooting for what’s best for the country now. We may not get a chance to vote again in 4.5 years. We are working on getting Lugar out too. Honest change comes hard and takes time. We’ll continue our efforts to change the party after we unseat Obama.


66 posted on 05/02/2012 12:33:27 PM PDT by Tenacious 1 (With regards to the GOP: I am prodisestablishmentarianistic!)
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To: cpdiii

Nor is he a liar and he is a patriot.
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Willard Mitt Romney is a practiced liar and a TWO Time draft doger..

Hes no patriot...

He could care less about the military..

“It was not my desire to serve in Viet Nam” Willard Mitt Romney, Boston Globe, May 2, 1994

“I longed to be in Viet Nam, representing our country” Willard Mitt Romney, Boston Globe, June 24, 2007


67 posted on 05/02/2012 12:34:30 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: dblshot
said, "Easy. Obama or Romney."

Two socialists to the core one that hates this country and the other that is a greedy son of a ..... that could care less.

Assuming the republicans win the both house and senate I would rather have the one that hates this country.

The one that doesn't give a rats ... if he won would be able to pass anything he wants and get any supreme court justice that he wants.

If it looks as though we may not win both the house and Senate I would have to pick the greedy no good son of a .....

this is only a two party system anything else really a lessor vote for the other guy.

How is that for justifying my vote. It means i could vote against either one still.

68 posted on 05/02/2012 12:36:29 PM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric Cartman voice* 'I love you, guys')
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To: NoRedTape

Romney is the SLIGHTLY less Socialist candidate.

If you can vote for that, go ahead.


69 posted on 05/02/2012 12:36:47 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (FOCUS ON FACTS: 0bamaCare Hated. Worst Recovery. Failed Stimulus. Worst Deficits.)
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To: dblshot
"Easy. Obama or Romney."

Niether, thanks.

70 posted on 05/02/2012 12:38:11 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (FOCUS ON FACTS: 0bamaCare Hated. Worst Recovery. Failed Stimulus. Worst Deficits.)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

I abhor what Nixon did to our nation.... wage/price freeze, EPA, liberal Supreme Court justice, etc.

But I am glad Reagan supported Nixon in 68 and 72. That “compromise decision” helped Reagan gain momentum to seriously challenge a sitting president Ford in 76 and eventually win the nomination in 80.

If Reagan had attempted to sabotage the Nixon nomination, Reagan never would have become president 2-3 cycles later.


71 posted on 05/02/2012 12:38:59 PM PDT by Kinder Gentler Machinegun Hand
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To: NoRedTape
Easy, ABO! If I didn't live in a swing state maybe I would have the luxury of the self righteousness that so many display around here.
72 posted on 05/02/2012 12:40:26 PM PDT by ladyvet ( I would rather have Incitatus then the asses that are in congress today.)
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To: kidd

Exactly. I have the advantage of living in a bright blue state (WA), where they will elect 0bama unless there’s a landslide.

In any case, my vote is entirely non-decisive. So, I’ll send a message by voting for all the other Republicans, except Romney.

I have the luxury of avoiding the vote for the lesser of two Socialists.


73 posted on 05/02/2012 12:40:34 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (FOCUS ON FACTS: 0bamaCare Hated. Worst Recovery. Failed Stimulus. Worst Deficits.)
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To: SunTzuWu

Do you think Mitt wants to take America down a notch like Zero does? Do you think that Mitt hates what this country stands for?
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Yes and yes

Mormon bishop and high priest Willard Mitt Romney wants to mess with our Constitution because of his religion and his beliefs..

Even without the religion, Willie Mitty is an immoral liberal Socialist who hates our country and will be no better than Obama...


74 posted on 05/02/2012 12:40:51 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: TheRhinelander
Someone else here said it quite well, a vote fora third party candidate elects Democrats.

This time around a vote for anyone is going to elect a Democrat!

75 posted on 05/02/2012 12:41:40 PM PDT by CharacterCounts (A vote for the lesser of two evils only insures the triumph of evil.)
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To: Tennessee Nana
So what you are really saying is that you are a religious bigot. I know we have a lot of them on here (anti-Mormon) who claim to be Christian (but only their definition of a Christian). You are they type who will let your white trash bigotry re-elect Obama.
76 posted on 05/02/2012 12:42:09 PM PDT by HwyChile
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To: NoRedTape
From what I've seen, many people's plan is to close their eyes, stick their fingers in their ears, go "la la la la la", walk into the voting booth, and pull the lever for Romney.

Strikes me that's never a good strategy.
77 posted on 05/02/2012 12:43:49 PM PDT by Antoninus (Sorry, gone rogue.)
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To: mnehring

In a long chess game, one may have to give up a piece in the short run (Romney) in order to gain a long term win (at least one non-Socialist party in the U.S.)


78 posted on 05/02/2012 12:44:27 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (FOCUS ON FACTS: 0bamaCare Hated. Worst Recovery. Failed Stimulus. Worst Deficits.)
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To: Kinder Gentler Machinegun Hand
How can Virgil Goode win if his party cannot get him on the ballot in so many states?

He can't. Your missing the point. See post #57.

79 posted on 05/02/2012 12:44:50 PM PDT by Tenacious 1 (With regards to the GOP: I am prodisestablishmentarianistic!)
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To: taxcontrol

OK...my mistake. Then you’re just stupid.


80 posted on 05/02/2012 12:46:20 PM PDT by pgkdan (ANYBODY BUT OBAMA!)
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To: NoRedTape

Until Romney apologizes for RomneyCare and says he was wrong to promote Socialism, there is absolutely nothing that can get me to vote for him.

It is WORSE to have anti-Freedom arise from our party. We must defeat our own guy to retain the mantle of Freedom.

Heck, I’d be tempted to vote for 0bama, just to maintain the distinction of Socialism v. Non-Socialism.

Let the GOP-e socialists rot.


81 posted on 05/02/2012 12:46:42 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (FOCUS ON FACTS: 0bamaCare Hated. Worst Recovery. Failed Stimulus. Worst Deficits.)
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To: God luvs America

“i do not like Romney but i cannot deal with another 4 minutes of the condescending, POS child who presently “occupies” the WH- never mind four more years...”

Agreed, and that is the only reason why I will be voting for Romney in November.


82 posted on 05/02/2012 12:47:01 PM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (Anyone But Obama in November !!!)
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To: NoRedTape

What the hell does it matter? Conservatives and patriots have been effectively locked out of participating in this process, due to the ruling class’ manipulation of the game.

Like Cripplecreek said, let the liberals vote Romney into office. He’s their kind of guy, and he’s been winning in their precincts. Let him fight over them with Obama.

The true right isn’t even involved with this contest, and for those of us who still believe we are - well, I’m sorry to hear that you’re still so gullible.


83 posted on 05/02/2012 12:47:24 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: NoRedTape

Romney0bamaCare is the absolute breaking point for me.

There is no relativism or rationalization that can get me to vote for the guy who would enslave me.


84 posted on 05/02/2012 12:47:57 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (FOCUS ON FACTS: 0bamaCare Hated. Worst Recovery. Failed Stimulus. Worst Deficits.)
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To: Kinder Gentler Machinegun Hand

Except that Romney is no Nixon...

Nixon was a US veteran and loved his country...

He didnt push abortion and same sex marriage..

Do you really think that Conservative Ronnie who had all that trouble from moderate George Romney would really endorse the Socialist progressive liberal son ???

Really ???


85 posted on 05/02/2012 12:48:05 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: NoRedTape

As much as I absolutely loathe Obama, I’m more inclined to vote for the usurper than for Romney. My rationale is obtuse, but since you asked:

Romney is legit. Which means if he’s elected, we’re stuck with him for four years. No telling how much damage Romney can do in four years coming behind what Obama has already done.

In contrast, Obama is totally illegit; a complete and utter fraud. I remain hopeful that the courts and congress grow the stones to arrest His Highney and drag him out of the Oval Office in cuffs. I’m hopeful this will happen long before Romney’s first term expires, in which case we’d have Uncle Joe as POTUS. I’ll take Uncle Joe over the fraud and Romney any day of the week.


86 posted on 05/02/2012 12:48:59 PM PDT by Very Old Coot
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To: EQAndyBuzz
I vote for the most conservative candidate in the primary. I vote for the republican nominee in the general.

You are hearby disinvited from next year's cruise of the offically unhinged.

87 posted on 05/02/2012 12:49:21 PM PDT by bkepley
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To: HwyChile

So what you are really saying is that you are a religious bigot.
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I didnt but its Willie Mitty who is the religious bigot...

and the 95% lock step Mormon voters in Utah...


88 posted on 05/02/2012 12:51:07 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: NoRedTape

Imagine - Four more years - nuf said.


89 posted on 05/02/2012 12:51:19 PM PDT by READINABLUESTATE ("We must hang together, gentlemen...else, we shall most assuredly hang separately." - Franklin)
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To: pfflier
"Newsflash: No one has to justify their vote to you."

But I didn't ask that. I'm just curious if or how a Romney vote could be justified to a GOP voter.

90 posted on 05/02/2012 12:51:55 PM PDT by NoRedTape
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To: NoRedTape

For me, I haven’t voted FOR anyone since Reagan’s last campaign. But I will vote AGAINST Obama.


91 posted on 05/02/2012 12:51:55 PM PDT by chesley (Eat what you want, and die like a man. Never trust anyone who hasn't been punched in the face)
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To: NoRedTape

Romney0bamaCare is the absolute breaking point for me.

There is no relativism or rationalization that can get me to vote for the guy who would enslave me.


92 posted on 05/02/2012 12:53:40 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (FOCUS ON FACTS: 0bamaCare Hated. Worst Recovery. Failed Stimulus. Worst Deficits.)
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To: HwyChile; Elsie

The white trash bigotry of Willie Mitty will keep him from the black vote...

Obama hasnt even begun yet...

All the 180 years of white supremist racism of the Mormon religion will be exposed 24/7 then...

The fact that under 1978 and until he was in his 30s Willie Mitty was a white supremist racist wont go well with him..


93 posted on 05/02/2012 12:54:51 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: HwyChile; Tennessee Nana
So what you are really saying is that you are a religious bigot. I know we have a lot of them on here (anti-Mormon) who claim to be Christian (but only their definition of a Christian). You are they type who will let your white trash bigotry re-elect Obama.

I'd like to shake your hand! I am truly disgusted by all the mormon bashing from these so-called Christians.

94 posted on 05/02/2012 12:55:13 PM PDT by pgkdan (ANYBODY BUT OBAMA!)
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To: NoRedTape

If it isn’t apparent to you after Obama, you will never get it.


95 posted on 05/02/2012 12:56:05 PM PDT by AmusedBystander (The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next)
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To: Gay State Conservative

It’s real important that we have a country and a next election.

Complete agreement - Romney is not Obama.
I strongly believe that with Romney, we will have both. Obama, not so much.

If it hurts, then start working on the next election now. It’s real important that we have a country and a next election.


96 posted on 05/02/2012 12:56:05 PM PDT by Steamburg (The contents of your wallet is the only language Politicians understand.)
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To: NoRedTape
OK...my mistake. Then you’re just stupid.

See what I mean? Obama is so proud of you for continuing to create divisive rhetoric in the conservative movement. For what? "To teach the GOP a lesson."

My 5 year old was out to teach me a lesson. He would never eat again because he couldn't have a bedtime snack. He ate a healthy breakfast though.

97 posted on 05/02/2012 12:56:10 PM PDT by Tenacious 1 (With regards to the GOP: I am prodisestablishmentarianistic!)
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To: NoRedTape

Give us Barabbas! We weren’t going to make the Republican party an all Conservative party over-nite. But go ahead vote for who you please, I don’t think your vote will matter because the Democrat’s record is in, and a majority of us will take Barabbas even knowing Conservative solutions elude him too. The decline is slowed, and we have time to educate others who can learn before the ditch turns into an abyss for us and our descendants.


98 posted on 05/02/2012 12:56:23 PM PDT by Son House (The Economic Boom Heard Around The World => TEA Party 2012)
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To: HwyChile; Tennessee Nana
So what you are really saying is that you are a religious bigot.

Are you mormon? If not, you do realize that Romney believes your religion to be an abomination, right? Would that make him a religious bigot?

99 posted on 05/02/2012 12:57:42 PM PDT by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: NoRedTape

100 posted on 05/02/2012 12:58:06 PM PDT by Mikey_1962 (Obama: The Affirmative Action President.)
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