You can look at it as a short term strategy or you can see it as the first step taken to turn things around. Sometimes you have to work with what you have. I don't like or respect or admire or adore or worship or believe in either candidate. If I criticize one, I am a racist. If I criticize the other, I am a bigot. So, now I am the most dangerous of all, I don't give a damn about the tags weak-minded neanderthals throw out. Romney's base is about 28% of the GOP base. That's hardly a majority. If Obama's continuation in office were not such a threat to the future of this country, I wouldn't care if he stayed in office.