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Campaign 2012 in a Nutshell: Wrong Ideas Vs. No Ideas

DwightMann Wrote: Sep 07, 2012 7:57 AM
We as a notion have failed with this slate of candidates. . . Ron Paul was the only honest and ethical and constitutional candidate. I am not voting for any lesser of two evils. . .
mollymmo Wrote: Sep 07, 2012 10:48 AM
Not to vote? WHAT? That is just backward thinking. Do nothing and each one of us will be infected with the BO blight; believe me, he is not finished with denigrating America and Americans. See 2016 and you
ll be very afraid. Read books about BO; one truly nasty, contemptible, and ineffectual man.
TXBoyd Wrote: Sep 07, 2012 9:31 AM
I am not sure what you people are looking at, I see a principled, and highly successful person in Romney. Someone who it appears has been provided exactly the life experiences that are needed to turn this country around. He has absolutely stupid campaign advisers, there is no getting around that. But Romney himself has the intelligence and more importantly the experience to fix this broken country. No brainer for me, Romeny is getting my money and my vote. $16 trillion in debt and growing and Obama shouting Forward. We are on the edge of a cliff and he wants to move forward? That is all I need to know to work hard to remove him from office.
wmou Wrote: Sep 07, 2012 8:37 AM
I quit voting for the lesser of two evils over 20 years ago. I have not voted for a republican for national office since then. Ron Paul and Herman Caine were the only two republican candidates I would have voted for without compromising my principles.
However, Mr. Obama is so horrible, he must be defeated. I'm violating my principles, holding my nose and crossing my fingers that Romney will at least pretend to be a fiscal conservative and voting for him.
Troglodite Wrote: Sep 07, 2012 9:24 AM
wmou:

After expressing much contempt for Romney during primary season, I now see myself with no alternative but to vote for him, so I empathize with you. Herewith two thoughts to make the pill easier to swallow:
1) Voting for someone is not, in moral terms, necessarily an endorsement of the man and of what he represents.
2) If Romney is less bad, what we mean to say by that is that we will probably go to hell more slowly under Romney than under Obama. That is actually a good argument--if you are trying doing something useful with the time. On my own part, I am contributing what I can to Club for Growth. Check them out. There may be something that you can do with enthusiasm here.
Billpm Wrote: Sep 07, 2012 8:14 AM
I hear that from a lot of Ron Paul supporters, which proves how thick headed they are.

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