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In Case You Don't Like Romney... A Challenge To Every FReeper
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Posted on 06/13/2012 2:03:43 PM PDT by MindBender26

In Case You Don't Like Romney...

Columnist Andrew McCarthy gives us what probably is the most important question regarding the upcoming presidential election …

“If Romney wins the nomination, as seems very likely, I will enthusiastically support his candidacy. For my friends who may have hesitation on that score, I’d just ask you to keep four things in mind:

1.. Justice Scalia just turned 78

2.. Justice Kennedy will turn 78 later this year

3.. Justice Breyer will be 76 in August

4.. Justice Ginsburg turned 81 about a week ago and has had cancer twice.

Whoever we elect as president in November is almost certainly going to choose at least one and maybe more new members of the Supreme Court — in addition to hundreds of other life-tenured federal judges, all of whom will be making momentous decisions about our lives for decades to come.

If you don’t think it matters whether the guy making those calls is Mitt Romney or Barack Obama, I think you’re smokin’ something funky….”

So for anybody who is thinking of not voting because your favorite didn’t get nominated, or writing in a candidate who can't win ... just imagine this possibility:

'SUPREME COURT JUSTICE ERIC HOLDER'

Did that get your attention!


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To: mnehring

If we’re not going to right the ship of state, then why bother pretending it makes any difference who is elected this fall?

Look, I understand letting the Russians take control of the Eastern front, but are you prepared to allow the Left to plunge us into a fifty year night-time, like Eastern Europe and the Soviet satellite state endured?

Keep in mind, Romney is a LEFTIST. Is he going to further the ideals of Conservatives? No. He is a Leftist.


151 posted on 06/13/2012 4:10:29 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Republicanism: Y1 Rant Y2 Rant Y3 Rant Y4, Oh nevermind, vote for him anyway. Rinse & Repeat!)
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To: DoughtyOne

For several months I’ve watched people on this site say, “I’ll never vote for Romney; for me it’s Newt, Santorum, or Cain, or Perry, etc.”

Okay, all four and more of these candidates have endorsed Romney. I guess that means your choice was a stupid one back then, right??

I will not sit at home and allow our nation to be dragged down by 0bama. Romney wouldn’t be my first choice, but that’s who’s coming to the dance. I didn’t vote for him in the primary either, but I will if he takes the nomination. If you stay home, don’t complain.


152 posted on 06/13/2012 4:10:48 PM PDT by Justice4awe
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To: Justice4awe
If you stay home, don’t complain.

Who is staying home?

154 posted on 06/13/2012 4:14:50 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (FUMR)
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To: GladesGuru
Therefore, to protect the Urban Feral habitats, we Must elect Romney.

It's the highest insult, in a free country, to tell me who I "must" vote for.

155 posted on 06/13/2012 4:17:13 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (FUMR)
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To: Justice4awe
For several months I’ve watched people on this site say, “I’ll never vote for Romney; for me it’s Newt, Santorum, or Cain, or Perry, etc.”

Okay, all four and more of these candidates have endorsed Romney. I guess that means your choice was a stupid one back then, right??


I'll bet you think you have a winning argument there.  Right?

Let me explain something to you.  I could not support a man like Perry.  I couldn't support Newt.  I did support Cain, because I hoped he would flesh out to be more than what I saw him as early on.  I did like what I saw early on, but I longed for more.  I didn't get more.  As for Santorum, I wasn't comfortable with a number of things he had done too, but he wasn't as bad as Romney.

Now everyone has been eliminated down to the last worst man, and all you have to say is that the flawed people I preferred have now confirmed my early suspicions about them, so I should capitulate and vote for the worst man running on our side.

You make a very powerful argument for me to stick with my decision.  Thank you.


156 posted on 06/13/2012 4:18:03 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Republicanism: Y1 Rant Y2 Rant Y3 Rant Y4, Oh nevermind, vote for him anyway. Rinse & Repeat!)
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To: so_real
You are being given two cups and told you must drink from one for fear of the other.

Will there be only these two presidential candidates on the ballot?

If not, then the entire premise of your post is false.

157 posted on 06/13/2012 4:20:20 PM PDT by Ol' Dan Tucker (People should not be afraid of the government. Government should be afraid of the people)
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To: old school

How do you know that, Romney left MA in a mess.
Why do you think he is capable of “by virtue” bring us out of a depression?


158 posted on 06/13/2012 4:20:41 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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159 posted on 06/13/2012 4:21:29 PM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: DoughtyOne; Justice4awe
That was awesome D1. ;)
160 posted on 06/13/2012 4:21:29 PM PDT by mkjessup (Jimmy Carter is the Skidmark in the panties of American history, 0bama is the yellow stain in front!)
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To: MindBender26

“Any FReeper who does not now work enthusiastically for the election of Mr. Romney is supporting the nomination of Eric Holder.... or Hillary Clinton to SCOTUS! “

meh...

Every election cycle, same old scare.


161 posted on 06/13/2012 4:22:21 PM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion ("I'm comfortable with a Romney win." - Pres. Jimmy Carter)
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To: mnehring
There really isn't another choice. We are in the foxhole, the choice is to attack one direction or the other, or just sit in the foxhole.

When I get ready to vote and I look down on the ballot, will I only see Obama and Romney as candidates as President?

If there are others, then the entire premise of your post is false.

The Republipukes and DemoCraps just want us to believe we only have two choices.

162 posted on 06/13/2012 4:23:21 PM PDT by Ol' Dan Tucker (People should not be afraid of the government. Government should be afraid of the people)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion
Every election cycle, same old scare.

Last time I checked, we are living the real outcome of that scare. With as bad as McCain was, think of all the things we wouldn't be living through right now if he was elected.

164 posted on 06/13/2012 4:25:06 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: MindBender26

In Case You Don’t Like Romney... A Challenge To Every FReeper

SCOTUS is issue #1! Who wants another Sotameyer on the court... or William Ayers!!


165 posted on 06/13/2012 4:25:20 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (If we stay home in November '12, don't blame 0 for tearing up the CONSTITUTION!!)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion
Every election cycle, same old scare.

You'd think after all these years they'd try a different tack...


166 posted on 06/13/2012 4:25:20 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (FUMR)
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To: MindBender26; trisham
The reality is; Obama or Romney, which do you want?

Wrong, the choice as you have presented is this: liberal or liberal.

I am not voting for a liberal in this presidential election.

I am done voting for liberals.

167 posted on 06/13/2012 4:27:47 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: MindBender26
Anyone espousing conservative values has a zero chance of being elected in the disgraceful state of Ma.

Romney knew this and ran (and nominated judges) accordingly.
Something to respect? Certainly not. But the fact is that most Mormons are conservative, so there is at least some chance,that Romney,while being a very ugly, political animal, has some conservative values that he was willing to compromise for political advancement. Again, something to respect? I certainly don't. But one thing we are certain of is that Obama hates what the U.S. stands for.

Consequently I'll gladly take my chances with Romney. It's not perfect, but our 2 party system leaves us only 2 practical options. The fact is, that if you are eligible to vote and don't vote for Romney, you are doing your part to elect Obama.

168 posted on 06/13/2012 4:28:42 PM PDT by bramps (Newt was the one, but Romney will do.)
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To: MindBender26

You nailed it!


169 posted on 06/13/2012 4:30:04 PM PDT by NE Cons (Huge Palin Fan. Was a Hard-Core Perry supporter. Now Hard-Core ABO)
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To: montanajoe; MindBender26
I've about had it with these posts by folks of your mind set thinking your idiot post will change my mind or others like me.

This post is not to change your mind about who you vote for this November. That's your choice.

What I've had it with is the suggestion that the SCOTUS nominees that would come from a President Romney would be no better than that which would come from the Kenyan Marxist.

C'mon man! Doesn't FR have more intellectual integrity than that? Yea, Romney's past sucks, but his SCOTUS Judicial Advisors are Bork and Glendon ...0bama's is Holder ...

Romney Picks Pro-Life Conservatives as Top Judicial Advisors

170 posted on 06/13/2012 4:32:47 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: mkjessup

;^)


171 posted on 06/13/2012 4:34:56 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Republicanism: Y1 Rant Y2 Rant Y3 Rant Y4, Oh nevermind, vote for him anyway. Rinse & Repeat!)
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To: SoConPubbie; MindBender26
One might take some advice from them, but with their records of election , the smart man does not take political advice from them.

Who is more wise and to whose opinion should I lend more weight with regards to political reasoning?.....

The real question for Mr. MindBender26 is how many elected offices he's held?

The second question is, if only elected officials are capable of giving good political advice, then why did former Presidents rely on unelected political advisers to help them win their elections? (Lee Atwater, James Carville, Karl Rove, etc.)

172 posted on 06/13/2012 4:36:33 PM PDT by Ol' Dan Tucker (People should not be afraid of the government. Government should be afraid of the people)
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To: svcw

Voting for Romney is high risk, but conservatives have little choice. If Romney wins, Obama’s agenda stops. If he loses, then you know exactly the horrors that he will foist upon America. If Romney turns out to be another George H.W. Bush, then he may be better in the short term than Obama, but he will ensure at least 8 years by a Democrat successor. And if Romney appoints “moderates”, which is a euphemism for mid-left Democrats. then you will have 16 consecutive years of liberal judicial appointments instead of 8. The question all of you will have to answer (I don’t get a vote) is whether 4 more years of Obama followed by 8 years with a conservative Republican President is a better option than 4 years with the reincarnation of GHWB and another two-term Democrat. Either of those options is more likely than for Romney to suddenly reveal himself as a true conservative.


173 posted on 06/13/2012 4:38:22 PM PDT by littleharbour
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To: so_real

Whatever, dude.


174 posted on 06/13/2012 4:38:53 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: luvbach1
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Well ... I'm a "Christian Evangelical TEAP Party FReeper" ...

who's NEVER gonna vote fopr the "Celestial God-Child of Planet Kolob" ...



WHY ?


Principle ? Yes (about 25 perecent of why)


Myth's Anti-Christ CULT-LEADER status ? Yes, again ... (about 25 percent of why)


Trustworthiness ? Yes -- Myth's a WORSE LIAR than OBAMA(about 25 percent of why)


Character ? Yes -- Myth's DESPICABLE and UNFORGIVEABLE THROUGHOUT ALL ETHERNITY ... attacks (secret and public) against Sarah and Todd Palin and Newt Gingrich ...

(about 25 percent of why)




As a Christian ... I can honestly say that ... unless Mitt Romney genuinely renounces the "Joseph Smith Cult" ...

then may Myth burn in Planet Kolob's Hell Fires for ten-million generations ...




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175 posted on 06/13/2012 4:43:00 PM PDT by Patton@Bastogne (Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin will DEFEAT the Obama-Romney Socialist Gay-Marriage Axis of Evil)
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To: MindBender26
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176 posted on 06/13/2012 4:44:02 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: roamer_1
Wow, you folks are a small, but vocal group. Almost gives the illusion that the anti-Romney folks outnumber those that will pull the trigger for Romney- whether it's ABO or not

I'd bet, if JimRob did a poll, you folks would be 20% or less

177 posted on 06/13/2012 4:44:12 PM PDT by NE Cons (Huge Palin Fan. Was a Hard-Core Perry supporter. Now Hard-Core ABO)
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To: littleharbour

I disagree conservatives have many choices.


178 posted on 06/13/2012 4:44:35 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: NE Cons

If we’re such a small group, then why do we live rent-free in so many Freepers’ heads?


179 posted on 06/13/2012 4:46:39 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (FUMR)
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To: patriot08
Here's another bumper sticker, to put beside yours:


180 posted on 06/13/2012 4:48:25 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (FUMR)
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To: mnehring
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(Myth Romney) ... can be manipulated if we are willing to be the ones to shake his Etch-a-Sketch.


I sense your genuine sincerity in making that statement ...

However ... it will be WE who "are now" and "will be" MANIPULATED like MONKEYS at the ZOO ...

by the Lying, Despicable ...

"Celestial God-Child from Planet Kolob" ...




How much "mercy" did Myth Romney extend to Sarah and Todd Palin and their CHILDREN ...

as Myth's GOONS savagely attacked them for YEARS ?

"Zero" ... as it approaches negative infinity ...




We Christian Conservatives can expect WORSE than Sarah Palin did from Myth's "mercy" ...

And "all" can REST ASSURED that Free Republic has "already" been TARGETED by Mittens ...

to be destroyed "without quarter" ...





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181 posted on 06/13/2012 4:49:40 PM PDT by Patton@Bastogne (Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin will DEFEAT the Obama-Romney Socialist Gay-Marriage Axis of Evil)
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To: MindBender26

Never mind that all those ages are incorrect. They’ll be those ages by the time President Romney *leaves* office.


182 posted on 06/13/2012 4:53:19 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: Ol' Dan Tucker
Why should we convince you? If you can't see the destruction this scumbag and his minions have done, then you're hopeless and a waste of time

There are 2 choices come November, for any and all RePubs and conservatives

Vote Against Obama or vote For Romney... Whatever makes you feel better... A vote from neither is withholding a conservative vote against Obama, and the Muslim Kenyan Marxist thanks you

183 posted on 06/13/2012 4:54:15 PM PDT by NE Cons (Huge Palin Fan. Was a Hard-Core Perry supporter. Now Hard-Core ABO)
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To: Ol' Dan Tucker

It looks like Virgil Goode will be on our ballot in Wisconsin. So, I have an easy choice in November, and I am at peace. My point was, don't buy into the whole "choose Romney or Obama" meme. I refuse to choose from two cups of poison. There are several closed minds on FR that insist we pick either Obama or Romney. And that refusing to pick one of them means we have picked the other.


184 posted on 06/13/2012 4:57:51 PM PDT by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: DoughtyOne
We must be rabid realists! [...] We had a Republican Congress and Senate from 1994 to 2006.

Look at you, all preachin' to the choir and such... LOL!

I have largely ceased to participate in these conversations, because I have come to consider them a waste of time - As long as the majority are Republican fanbois and fearmongers, I do not believe there will be a chance for the amount of resolve it takes to envision and implement true change...

I will state again that the problem is not liberalism itself, which has been proven over and over to be an intellectual lie... The problem is that there is no opposition to liberalism, and that, my FRiend, is what should be happening here, if not in the Republican Party.

Romney is not such opposition, and neither McCain, nor Bush(es). Look at where it has brought us.

And you may note, I said Conservative Senate above, not Republican. ; )

185 posted on 06/13/2012 5:00:06 PM PDT by roamer_1 (Globalism is just socialism in a business suit.)
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To: so_real
There are several closed minds on FR that insist we pick either Obama or Romney. And that refusing to pick one of them means we have picked the other.

Many of them have recently signed on to FR. I'm convinced they're paid operatives of the Romney campaign, to infiltrate this conservative site.

186 posted on 06/13/2012 5:01:54 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (FUMR)
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To: bramps

Exactly.
He was governing a leftard state.


187 posted on 06/13/2012 5:06:59 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: NE Cons
A vote from neither is withholding a conservative vote against Obama, and the Muslim Kenyan Marxist thanks you

Which of Obama's policies will Romney change?

188 posted on 06/13/2012 5:09:14 PM PDT by Ol' Dan Tucker (People should not be afraid of the government. Government should be afraid of the people)
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To: MindBender26

Nope. Did not work. Not voting for Romney.


189 posted on 06/13/2012 5:10:54 PM PDT by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: roamer_1

Yes you did say Conservative. I noticed it.

You’re right on target here too.

Just remember, that newbies read these threads too. What you know, many of them don’t.

I restate the obvious, because it’s important that we do.


190 posted on 06/13/2012 5:11:39 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Republicanism: Y1 Rant Y2 Rant Y3 Rant Y4, Oh nevermind, vote for him anyway. Rinse & Repeat!)
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To: kevcol

I agree. Why anyone thinks Romney would appoint a conservative is beyond me. And I mean no insult.


191 posted on 06/13/2012 5:12:53 PM PDT by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: NE Cons

I would guess we comprise less than 10% of current posters. Maybe a lot less than that.


192 posted on 06/13/2012 5:19:19 PM PDT by Resettozero
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To: DallasSun

Kissinger promised Chinese JEB will be next POTUS.


193 posted on 06/13/2012 5:19:32 PM PDT by codder too
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To: wideawake

Good luck with that. Whatever he says Tuesday, he will change his mind by Thursday. You cannot believe anything he says. He has no convictions ...not any he cannot change in an hour’s time.


194 posted on 06/13/2012 5:20:59 PM PDT by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: DoughtyOne

LOL DoughtyOne. You are the bee’s knees. The cat’s pajamas.


195 posted on 06/13/2012 5:23:59 PM PDT by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: DallasSun
Why anyone thinks Romney would appoint a conservative is beyond me.

May have something to do with fairy dust and happy thoughts.


196 posted on 06/13/2012 5:23:59 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (FUMR)
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To: Jemian

Amen Jemian. And it is so good to see you. I hope you are well.


197 posted on 06/13/2012 5:27:34 PM PDT by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: NE Cons
I'd bet, if JimRob did a poll, you folks would be 20% or less

Right is right... and all that's left is Left. Where are you?

198 posted on 06/13/2012 5:28:06 PM PDT by roamer_1 (Globalism is just socialism in a business suit.)
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To: RWGinger; Jemian

And yet the fact remains, Jemian’s vote is hers to cast however she feels is right. She is an amazingly smart and intelligent woman who has the courage of her convictions. All who know her respect her and would defend her right to vote however she pleases.


199 posted on 06/13/2012 5:30:41 PM PDT by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: DallasSun

;^)


200 posted on 06/13/2012 5:31:03 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Republicanism: Y1 Rant Y2 Rant Y3 Rant Y4, Oh nevermind, vote for him anyway. Rinse & Repeat!)
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