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Romney's Path to a Blowout

Capt-Call Wrote: Jun 17, 2012 12:38 PM
Obama is that bad and Romney's left of center record as governor will allay the fears of a lot of Liberals . We conservatives will be stuck with a moderate democrat president masquerading as a conservative republican. The lefties win again,. Thanks a lot I'll be voting libertarian from now on . I've voted republican since 1976 and this is what voting like that has gotten us Statism or statism- lite just different hogs at the trough
Frank130 Wrote: Jun 17, 2012 2:43 PM
Except for Reagan, voting GOP for President has been voting for the lesser of 2 evils (another big government loving politician with a R instead of a D). Doing the same thing over & over again, but expecting different results, is insanity.

If Gary Johnson (Libertarian candidate) was pro-life, I'd vote for him. But he's pro-abortion. Thus I will probably be forced to vote Constitution Party (Goode) or write in Ron Paul... but I'll give the other 3rd Party candidates a look first.

But I basically agree with your point of view, Capt-Call.
Capt-Call Wrote: Jun 17, 2012 4:09 PM
Johnson has said he will not fund abortion
doug64 Wrote: Jun 17, 2012 4:43 PM
Will he ban it except in cases of rape, incest, and real risk to the mother in those areas where the federal rules hold sway? I doubt it.
Capt-Call Wrote: Jun 18, 2012 9:42 AM
No one will ban it, Romney 's position is no different than Johnsons and record as governor is worse
doug64 Wrote: Jun 17, 2012 12:44 PM
Interestingly enough, when it comes to the president I've been voting Libertarian all my life, and this time I'm voting Republican - it really is that important that we get Obama out of the White House.
Capt-Call Wrote: Jun 17, 2012 12:49 PM
I find that interesting that you are willing to vote for a candidate whose record in government and policy is not significantly different than the statist he seeks to replace . I held my nose and voted for McCain last time and promised myself never again . Replacing Obama with a man like romney is nothing to be proud of
doug64 Wrote: Jun 17, 2012 12:53 PM
Except that Romney's record *is* significantly different. And even if he didn't have that record, voting for someone that *might* run the country into the ground vs. voting for someone that *will* run the country into the ground is an easy one.
Capt-Call Wrote: Jun 17, 2012 1:00 PM
I prefer not to delude myself anymore , If the dems hold the senate, and it looks like they will , romney will govern just like he did in mass and all of his campaign promises will go out the window ., I'm glad you admitted that romneys record is a problem
doug64 Wrote: Jun 17, 2012 1:10 PM
So if Romney reduces spending, holds the line on taxes, and balances the budget while increasing the rate of job growth, you would consider this to be a problem?
Capt-Call Wrote: Jun 17, 2012 1:14 PM
I don't believe him, But if he does I'll vote for his reelection If he does not will youi vote to replace him?
doug64 Wrote: Jun 17, 2012 1:16 PM
Depends on what he does or doesn't do, why he does or doesn't do it, and who his opponents are in the primary and general election.
gwharpo Wrote: Jun 17, 2012 1:18 PM
"...........If the dems hold the senate, and it looks like they will .........."

Through WHAT lens?
Capt-Call Wrote: Jun 17, 2012 1:20 PM
Thats what I thought . Romneybot you will make excuses for him no matter what he does.
Capt-Call Wrote: Jun 17, 2012 1:28 PM
the election lens , I really hope I'm wrong . I think the dems will lose some senate seats but not enough
doug64 Wrote: Jun 17, 2012 3:10 PM
Capt-Call Wrote: 1 hour ago (1:20 PM)
"Thats what I thought . Romneybot you will make excuses for him no matter what he does."

And just how do you get "I will vote for him regardless" out of "Whether I vote for him depends on what he does, why he does it, and what the alternatives are"? You are casting serious doubts on your reading comprehension.
csadowski Wrote: Jun 17, 2012 3:35 PM
Why do you want to WASTE YOUR VOTE ?
There's a time and a place to do that and it's not now!
Defeating Obama will be something you can be proud of.
The differences between Romney and Obama are like the difference between Night and Day. I hope you wake up and realize that fact, the country needs you now! Don't use your vote to protest, make it count!!!

Capt-Call Wrote: Jun 17, 2012 3:43 PM
It will count for the libertarian candidate you should do the same instead of voting for obama lite
doug64 Wrote: Jun 17, 2012 4:39 PM
The Libertarian candidate has zero chance of winning, and will be taking more votes from Romney than Obama. If you lived in New York or Utah it wouldn't matter, but in New Mexico it may.
Capt-Call Wrote: Jun 17, 2012 5:08 PM
fat chance romneys 14 down in nm
B.31 Wrote: Jun 17, 2012 7:33 PM
The reason the Libertarian candidate would draw more votes from Romney than Obama is that conservative voters prefer to vote for a conservative candidate, whereas liberal voters can vote for Obama with a clear conscience.

Republicans will be wanting to 'recount Illinois,' I said to a seemingly annoyed former Kerry staffer and Obama supporter in the Fox News green room on Friday.

"How do you figure?" came the response.

I said, "It's pretty simple. If Obama doesn't change his message (amongst other things), this isn't even gonna be close."

I almost felt sorry for him, as he nodded his head in agreement, and walked away.

Personally--and for the record--let me say up front that I don't expect the election results of 2012 to wield a blow-out for the GOP. But presently the race, the state...