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Why This Ex-Libertarian is Voting Mitt Romney
Townhall.com ^ | September 17, 2012 | Wayne Allyn Root

Posted on 09/17/2012 8:33:36 AM PDT by Kaslin

Before I introduce myself and tell you about the most important decision of my political life, let me first cut to the chase.

If Obama is re-elected on November 6th, you haven’t seen anything yet. Because the first Obama term was just a small taste of things to come. Without ever having to answer to voters again, he will be free to be his REAL radical self. Without any need for restraint, Obama will throw caution to the wind, ignore Congress, and govern by Executive Order. He will be free to truly wreck this economy from sea to shining sea- just as Saul Alinsky, Cloward & Piven, Barack Obama Sr., Frank Marshall, Reverend Jeremiah Wright, Bill Ayers, and a host of other radical, Marxist, American-haters taught him.

Obama's second term will unleash a final economic Armageddon- the total collapse of the U.S. economy and our financial system. The real unemployment rate we have today is in the 15% to 20% range. We will look back with envy at "the good old days." Obama unleased will send the IRS to crush his political opposition. He will appoint a majority of Supreme Court and federal judges- so none of his violations of the Constitution will ever again be challenged. Perhaps worst of all, his politically correct policies in the Middle East will embolden radical Islamic and terrorist rogue states to attack and destroy Israel. And he will continue to weaken the U.S. military, so we will be unable to prevent it from happening.

If you don’t believe me, just look across the pond to Europe. They’ve been following Obama’s exact plan for decades. Their mantra was also big government, big unions, big spending, big taxes, big pensions, free healthcare, too many government employees, and green energy. The result? Economic disaster on a grand scale. Specifically Greece, Italy, and Spain are enduring a tragedy few can even comprehend. France is next. We will read about this someday in history books. America is following the exact same path under Obama.

Have I got your attention now?

Here's my story. It has been a whirlwind last 5 years in my life. I started out my journey as the antithesis of a politician. As a small businessman, home-school dad, Las Vegas oddsmaker, and political newcomer running for the Libertarian Presidential nomination in 2007, you couldn't find more of an anti-politician in all of politics.

But in America anything is possible. In this great country, never discount a long shot. I was elected the Libertarian Vice Presidential nominee in 2008. The Bob Barr/Wayne Root Presidential ticket went on to garner the second highest vote total in Libertarian history. I was then elected Chairman of the Libertarian National Campaign Committee, and became the #1 vote-getter in the country for election to the Libertarian National Committee. Media across the country called me “Mr. Libertarian” in my 4000 media appearances since 2008.

Today, after giving this many months of thought, I'm announcing the most important decision of my political career. I am stepping down from my roles in the Libertarian party, to endorse Mitt Romney as President of the United States, and to rejoin the Republican Party.

Why? I’m a Capitalist Evangelist. I’m proud to be a small businessman. I love starting and running businesses. The issues that are of life and death importance to this country are the economy, creating jobs, lowering spending, lowering the debt and deficit, reducing taxes, and saving capitalism. Because if the economy collapses, or your personal economy collapses, what difference does any other issue matter? We need to get our fiscal house in order first, before we can deal with all the other problems. Without an economy, without jobs, nothing else matters. That’s why electing Mitt Romney is so important.

Under the Obama administration we have seen businessmen denigrated, demonized, punished, smothered by 60,000 new rules and regulations, threatened with massive new taxes, and attacked by the IRS. That’s why there are no jobs. That’s why, in my opinion, the economy is in freefall. That’s why America is facing economic collapse and disaster.

This election is NOT about Libertarian versus non-Libertarian. This election is about capitalism versus big government progressivism and Big Brother socialism. Mitt Romney believes in the same things I do- keeping businesses free from government intrusion, allowing small business owners to keep more of their own money, and rewarding instead of punishing investors, innovators, and job creators. Mitt understands, as President Calvin Coolidge once said, “The business of America is business.”

Mitt understands that Obama’s rhetoric, constant threats against business, union favoritism, IRS intimidation, barrage of tax increases, 60,000 new rules and regulations, $5 trillion in new debt, the added taxes and regulations of Obamacare, and the attempt to ban oil drilling and regulate the coal industry out of existence, have collectively ground the U.S. economy to a halt.

The sad reality is that this is our LAST STAND to save America. We will not survive four more years of Obama as CEO of this economy. I know my businesses will not survive another four years of Obama. The economy is in free-fall here on Main Street. Small business owners like me are seeing our entire life’s work melting away. Our children’s future is being destroyed before our very eyes.

The U.S. economy is like a very large and diverse failing company, in desperate need of a turnaround. What America needs at this moment in history is a job creator with major CEO experience…with specific business turnaround experience…a detailed understanding of economics…a creative and innovative business mind…and a track record of extraordinary success…to lead this country back from the edge of the fiscal cliff. That person is Mitt Romney. If he could pull off miracles with Staples (and dozens of companies like it)...and the 2002 Olympics (which he saved from an economic disaster similar to the situation America now faces)...he can turn this Obama bust into the Romney boom economy.

As Clint Eastwood said, "We own this nation." It's time to take it back. Our businesses and jobs depend on it. The future of America and our children depends on it. Their quality of life is hanging in the balance. This is our last stand.

Do I agree with Mitt and the GOP on every issue? Of course not. No one ever agrees 100% on everything. But I’m willing to put my differences aside- to set an example- in order to take back our country from the grips of socialism and the abyss of economic ruin. There is no other choice. Our back is to the wall, and Obama’s defeat is that important to the survival of our country, our economy, our freedoms, our children’s future, and ultimately, capitalism itself.

It’s time for a coalition of Republicans, conservatives, Tea Party activists, Libertarians, Ron Paul supporters, small business owners, homeowners, investors, patriots, Christians, Jews, and Israel supporters to join together and support Mitt Romney now.

Is there still hope? Can this Obama nightmare be turned around? Look no further than Ronald Reagan. Reagan's policies turned a Jimmy Carter economic disaster (similar to Obama's) into the greatest and longest economic boom in world history- leading to the creation of over 45 million net jobs, over $60 trillion in private sector asset creation, and the greatest increase in GDP (Gross Domestic Product) in American history. Reagan's "Great Bull Market" created more wealth for America's families than any boom ever.

Finally, as important as the economy is, our interests in the Middle East have moved to the front and center. The Middle East is a powder keg about to explode on top of Israel and America's interests. Obama's world views are turning into disaster for America. Our long-time friendship with Israel is in tatters. The future existence of Israel is now at risk. Our Ambassador to Libya is dead- murdered by Muslims in a country where we helped put the rebels in power. Obama's naive and dangerous views on U.S.-Muslim relations, the war on terror, and his terrible treatment of Israel have emboldened our enemies. It is leading to very bad news, at a time where Obama's economic policies have left us broke, vulnerable, and even more dependent on oil from rogue states that hate America and support terrorism.

Because of my general agreement with Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan on important economic issues…because of my love for our ally Israel and the terrible and dangerous way Obama has treated her...and because of my deep understanding of what Obama intends to do to this economy and this country in a 2nd term…I will do everything in my power to help elect Mitt Romney as the next President of the United States.

I believe Mitt Romney is our Reagan. And I am proud to once again call myself a Republican. God Bless America.


TOPICS: Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012endorsements; barackobama; campaign2012; capitalism; libertarian; libertarians; mittromney; voting; wayneallynroot; wayneroot
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1 posted on 09/17/2012 8:33:44 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin
There is not one single fiscal stat the Obama regime can point to and claim success. 300% energy inflation, 1/3 increase in Federal Debt in 4 years, food prices have more then doubled, 1st credit down grade in US history, $1 trillion in personal equity vanished, mid east in disarray and East Asia on the verge of war etc etc etc.

All of this due to Obama’s incompetent and corruption and what are “conservative” commentators and the Democrat propaganda “News” media talking about today “infighting in the Romney Campaign”

I don't think Americans realize just how far down the road to a one party state we are.

2 posted on 09/17/2012 8:41:18 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: Kaslin

Right on. Well said.


3 posted on 09/17/2012 8:44:08 AM PDT by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: MNJohnnie
1st AND 2nd credit downgrades in our Countries history.

Someone needs to beat Obama in November or this Country is finished. If that person is Willard, so be it.

4 posted on 09/17/2012 8:44:38 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: Kaslin

There can be no room for error in this election, no vanity votes for Quixotic third party candidates, there must be a sense of urgency. No candidate is perfect,now is not the time for perfectionism. This November is our LAST chance to back this country. Period!!!!! We must not allow ourselves to be detracted by the side shows or the media. Now is time close ranks. If Obama is re-elected, NOTHING will be reversed. We must man the phone banks, get our checkbooks, put on the bumperstickers, display our yard signs, talk up our candidates with our friends, family members, co-workers, neighbors, acquaintances and so forth. We muct encourage the young, independents, and persuadables to go out and see 2016 at the theaters. We do not have the luxury this year of being unfocused or distracted. WE MUST A HAVE A GREAT SENSE OF URGENCY!!!!!!


5 posted on 09/17/2012 8:46:35 AM PDT by Trapped Behind Enemy Lines
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To: Kaslin

reason be damned!

i will vote principle one way or the other regardless who is available/unavailable as a candidate......figuring the bs is not my department...call it decency, principle, whatever...

Semper Watching!
*****


6 posted on 09/17/2012 8:49:00 AM PDT by gunnyg ("A Constitution changed from Freedom, can never be restored; Liberty, once lost, is lost forever...)
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To: MNJohnnie

I used to be a Liberterian as well. I worked hard for the party for decades. After 911, I examined the effects of my efforts. There were some positive educational effects, but the primary effect was to elect far left politicians who would have lost to much more conservative Republicans if the Liberterian had not been on the ballot.

I am a registered Republican and Precint committeeman, and I am working hard to take this country back from the far left. In this election, it means electing Mitt Romney, regaining control of the Senate, holding the house and then holding their feet to the fire.


7 posted on 09/17/2012 8:49:39 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

Libertarian votes cost us at LEAST a couple of US House Seats in 2010.

They cost us 6 Indiana house seats, as well.

In those close races, the Libertarian vote ELECTS DEMOCRATS


8 posted on 09/17/2012 8:55:34 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: Dead Corpse

And the other thing. IF Romney wins Conservative-Libertrains work only is beginning. It will take years to prune the rot out of our Government. We cannot do what Conservatives did in 1994 and 2000 think that winning the election settled everything. It doesn’t. It merely stops the hemorrhaging so we can start the real work.


9 posted on 09/17/2012 9:00:16 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: MNJohnnie

Agreed.


10 posted on 09/17/2012 9:03:00 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: Kaslin

“It’s time for a coalition of Republicans, conservatives, Tea Party activists, Libertarians, Ron Paul supporters, small business owners, homeowners, investors, patriots, Christians, Jews, and Israel supporters to join together and support Mitt Romney now.”

AGREE

“I believe Mitt Romney is our Reagan.”

Don’t go peeing on my leg and tell me it’s raining.

I’ve sacrificed MY principle in election after election for 40 years now, just to Defeat the Left, and it’s gotten me an Obama-BOT named Romney to Gag Down this time.

Root, I was Almost ready to swallow your BS, UNTIL, You told me Romney is our Reagan.

If he’s Your’s, You don’t even Begin to understand what a Libertarian IS, unless of course the Libertarian party machinery is as foul as Our beloved, aisle crossing, sell out RINO machinery is.

Granted, politics is deal making and lilly gilding, but you might as well call a street walker Mother Teresa (and that’s the toned down metaphor) as conflate This Obama from Mass. with an R on it with Reagan.


11 posted on 09/17/2012 9:06:34 AM PDT by To-Whose-Benefit? (It is Error alone which needs the support of Government. The Truth can stand by itself.)
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To: To-Whose-Benefit?

Well said. Romney’s a necessary evil to prevent a greater evil, not a man on a white horse riding to the rescue. Let’s not get carried away and pretend otherwise.


12 posted on 09/17/2012 9:13:38 AM PDT by Steel Wolf ("Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master." - Gaius Sallustius Crispus)
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To: Trapped Behind Enemy Lines
'No candidate is perfect,now is not the time for perfectionism.'

They say that every four years to be replayed again in 2016.

13 posted on 09/17/2012 9:14:38 AM PDT by Theoria (Romney is a Pyrrhic victory.)
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To: Theoria; Trapped Behind Enemy Lines
'No candidate is perfect,now is not the time for perfectionism.' ...They say that every four years to be replayed again in 2016.

Thats because, since you and I are probably not running, no candidate is going to be perfect then either. We'll be forced to choose from among an imperfect selection of imperfect men and women.

14 posted on 09/17/2012 9:21:49 AM PDT by marron
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To: Kaslin

Libertarians must know every aspect of our lives will be wrapped up in layers of petty regulations after four more years of this.


15 posted on 09/17/2012 9:33:20 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: marron

“an imperfect selection of imperfect men and women. “

Even That I could live with, but the vast majority of them have become far less than just imperfect: Marionettes and Martinets at the beck and call of the people who bought them their offices.


16 posted on 09/17/2012 10:06:25 AM PDT by To-Whose-Benefit? (It is Error alone which needs the support of Government. The Truth can stand by itself.)
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To: To-Whose-Benefit?; All
Even That I could live with, but the vast majority of them have become far less than just imperfect: Marionettes and Martinets at the beck and call of the people who bought them their offices.

That is what the MSM have sold to the public.

Politics is far more about power and the MSM agenda than it is about money. The approval of the MSM is worth more than most political donations. The MSM routinely ignores profits in order to further the "progressive" agenda.

17 posted on 09/17/2012 10:11:21 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: Kaslin

Mitt Romney is our Regan, pleeeze. We all know what Romney say, why can’t you show what he has done. He did not run for Governor after his first term because he could not win. He has a dismal record as GOV. of Mass. His vast business experience did not help the people of Mass. His RomneyCare is a financial burden on the State and he is proud of it. He may not be as bad as Obama but he is no Regan.


18 posted on 09/17/2012 12:04:16 PM PDT by brightright
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To: Kaslin; fieldmarshaldj; Clintonfatigued; Impy; sickoflibs; AuH2ORepublican
Wayne Allyn Root thinks Romney is "our Reagan" but he felt Bob Barr was the "true principled Libertarian" candidate in 2008? He's sooooooooooo concerned about Obama's second term being "disastrous" but he didn't bat an eyelid when he and Barr gave Obama a FIRST term and were directly responsible for Obama's "historic win" in North Carolina? So four years later, AFTER he spent his time trashing Sarah Palin, now he's a "conservative" for Romney and "libertarian" Barr endorsed Gingrich.

Sorry, I don't trust this guy as far as I can throw him. I trust Artur Davis more than I trust Root, and that's really saying something. At least Davis has said his actions in 2008 were wrong and Obama fooled him. Root wants to tell us he's our buddy now but cannot seem to bring himself to admit the Barr/Root ticket he ran on was a scam and it appears neither one of them were actually "Libertarians".

19 posted on 09/17/2012 12:08:46 PM PDT by BillyBoy ( Impeach Obama? Yes We Can!)
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To: Kaslin

Thank you, Root, we need everybody possible pulling to save America.


20 posted on 09/17/2012 1:38:45 PM PDT by Tamzee (The U.S. re-electing Obama would be like the Titanic backing up and ramming the iceberg again.)
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