good4u1 wrote:That will be your choice either Obama or Romney ...for the most part. We have given Obama a chance, a good looooooong chance, four years to be exact. What have Americans to show for it? Higher gas prices, out of control health insurance premiums, and terrible stagnant unemployment. That is Obama's record. It is someone else's turn, imo. Can Romney do any better or worse than Obama? I don't know. But we need to try. Change involves calculated risk and educated guesswork. The GOP soundly retaking the House of Reps in 2010 and narrowly coming up short in the Senate was indication that Americans were not satisfied with Obama's policies or the Democratic Leadership.
I am willing to give Romney the benefit of the doubt to reverse the socialistic Obama policies. It will be a very close election and to sit this one out because Romney is not the ideal you want him to be is an insufficient reason to have Obama re-elected by default. I am not willing to take that kind of risk for it will be at my expense.
Look, I understand your frustration in all this. But I honestly don't feel that Romney is an alternative. When you compare their records, the only difference is that Romney is the prissy, rich, white guy.
Obama has a terribly stagnant unemployment record... So did Romney as Governor of Mass. So bad, in fact, that the only reason the unemployment rate went up during Romney's tenure was that people left to find work in another state.http://www.thenation.com/blog/164599/why-mitt-romney-had-such-bad-record-jobs-massachusetts
Obama supports abortion... So did Romney. It's true that he says he had a "come to Jesus moment" (whatever that means to a Mormon), but that didn't seem to play out when he signed legislation to force Catholic hospitals to provide abortion drugs. http://townhall.com/columnists/terryjeffrey/2012/02/02/creators_oped/page/full/
We have high gas price under Obama... Romney supported an increase in gas taxes. http://www.buzzfeed.com/andrewkaczynski/as-governor-mitt-romney-raised-gas-taxes-by-400
So, if Obama were Governor of Massachusetts, how would his record look any differently from Romney's?
Will Romney be a better president than Obama? Well, I realize that the consensus among conservatives is that ANYONE would be a better president. But is that really the case concerning Romney?
I don't believe so... When you compare Romney to Obama, they are really just two sides of the same coin... except that Obama has the support of the Liberal base, wherease Romney doesn't. If Romney is your choice... then instead of living with the socialist policies of Obama, we will be living with the left-leaning, progressive policies of Romney.
Instead of heading off the cliff at 200 mph with Obama at the wheel... we'll be heading off the cliff at 150 mph with Romney.
Good4u1, if you continue to keep voting for the GOPe (RINO) backed candidate, because as they would say to you, "who else are you going to vote for", then we will never get another conservative in the White House. Now, i'm not saying that we should sit out the election... because we do need a Republican, albeit RINO, majority in Congress... but I would suggest you write in the name of the candidate that you believe is the strongest conservative, and leave the results in God's hands.
One last thing... pray that this goes to a brokered convention.