“Keep telling yourself that principles matter over anything. Principles are important, but if you dont win elections, your principles and $1 will buy you a burger at McDonalds.
People who are just as conservative as anyone else are being driven off. Their only offense is that they believe that it is better to have someone who agrees with us 60, 70, or 80% of the time than to have someone like Obama.
Is Mitt the one I wanted? No. I wanted Palin. She didnt run. Then I wanted Bachmann, then Cain, finally I voted for Santorum. Theyre gone. Romney is the nominee and FR is attacking him harder than DU ever has.”
From what I see, Free Republic looks more like an anti-Romney propaganda site these days than anything else.
I’ve been here since 2001, and it’s a shame to see what’s happened here.
The fact is, if you want to see Obama defeated, you have ONE choice on election day. I would have preferred Palin, or Newt... but she didn’t run, and people didn’t vote for Newt, so that’s that.
If you attack Romney, obviously you do not want to see Obama defeated, since weakening Romney at this point can ONLY help Obama.
And why anyone would want to do that is simply beyond my ability to understand.