In some conservative quarters, the question is still being asked, “What is our alternative to Mitt Romney?”
Some people are suggesting voting for the Libertarian Candidate or even the guy from the Constitution Party who may only end up on the ballot in one or two states.
There is an alternative to Mitt Romney, if you are looking for one.
Who is it?
It is Barack Obama.
No, that is not a joke.
Absent some almost unprecedented or at least unpredictable event, next January in Washington, it is either going to be Barack Obama or Mitt Romney standing on the stage taking the Oath of Office.
It will not be Gary Johnson and it will not be that clown Virgil Goode from the Constitution Party.
Here are your choices. It is either A or B. It is American versus Marxist. It is Romney versus Obama. It is that simple.
If you decide Romney is not pure enough for you and you decide you want to vote for the candidate who believes the most pressing problem facing this country is the legalization of drugs, then you are voting for Barack Obama.
If you choose to vote for the Libertarian candidate this year, you are voting for four more years of the Party of Treason in the White House.
If you doubt me on this and think your vote does not matter, I refer you to Florida in 2000. Ralph Nader pulled 97,000 votes in Florida. Most of those people would have undoubtedly preferred Al Gore to George W. Bush. Gore lost Florida by 537 votes.
Yesterday, Mitt Romney pulled a stunner. His selection of Paul Ryan was a complete surprise to me. Prior to yesterday I was almost certain that his choice would be Rob Portman. The others I feared were in the running were Tim Pawlenty or Chris Christie. Had Christie been the choice, it would have been as bad a pick for Romney as McCain’s first choice in 08 of Joe Lieberman.
Some people, mostly Libertarians have been assailing Ryan as not really a conservative. Ryan voted for TARP in 2008 and he voted for Bush’s Medicare expansion.
No politician is going to have a perfect record. The American Conservative Union scores Ryan with a 92% lifetime record. To paraphrase Ronald Reagan, if someone votes with me 92% of the time, I’m going to call him a 92% ally, not an 8% traitor.
Instead of tapping an establishment moderate, as most of us feared he would do, Romney made a surprisingly bold choice in Ryan. More importantly, he reached out to conservatives.
A few weeks ago, I said I would go into the voting booth on election day with a large and cold bottle of Pepto Bismol in one hand, a stomach distress bag in another and I would vote for Romney, praying I did not leave the rancid dregs of what was once my breakfast on the voting machine.
I lost count of the number of jury trials I did as a lawyer. In a jury trial, at the end, the jury is given instructions by the judge. There is one section of the jury instructions that I have always remembered. It said, “Do not hesitate to reexamine your own views and change your opinion if you believe it is not correct.”
That is sound advice.
I have reexamined my own views of this race and have changed my opinion because I believe my old opinion is no longer correct.
This is a battle for the soul and future of America. It is literally a battle between good and evil. It is a battle between those who revere America and the liberty and freedom it stands for and those who worship at the altar of socialism and the inevitable tyranny that follows with socialism.
I have been brutally critical of Mitt Romney over the last few months. I anticipate I will continue to be critical of him on certain issues. Mitt Romney is not the perfect candidate but we will never have the perfect candidate.
What we do have is a candidate who right now is our best hope for stopping the Obama, Pelosi, Reid axis of fiscal evil and helping to restore America.
I endorse Mitt Romney for President and Paul Ryan for Vice President. I encourage every Tea Party member and conservative to go out and support them, work for them and make sure that in January, we do to Barack Obama what he has done to so many other Americans.
We put him out of a job.
You're right. Judson. Although Romney isn't the ideal candidate, I have never seen an "ideal" candidate. There just doesn't seem to be anyone else who sees the absolute wisdom of all of my impeccable positions on the issues. Every candidate always has the incredibly poor judgement to disagree with me on a few issues. 8^) Go figure?
All kidding aside, even my political hero, Ronald Reagan made three terrible mistakes. 1) Amnesty for illegals was an abysmal failure that US citizens have been paying for ever since. 2) The War on Drugs, while giving the government unprecedented powers over law-abiding citizens, has done nothing that could be considered even remotely successful, as regards reducing the flow or use of illicit drugs. 3) Reagan's selection of George H. W. Bush led to 12 of the next 20 years of Bushes in the White House, which almost destroyed the GOP. But even considering those disastrous mistakes, he was still the best president that this nation ever had.
Romney isn't going to be ideal. But he will reverse a lot of what Obama has done and that's Job #1 for the next president. He won't take this nation as far as I would like to see it go, in the opposite direction. But he will, nonetheless, take us in that direction.
At least Romney is starting out with a far better running-mate than did Reagan. That's gotta go a long way in his favor.
That is one of the few things you have said that i agree with.
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I Second! What say you! (I would like to see second here by the Tens of thousands!) What say you!
Time for us to roll up our sleeves and once again help America.
TAKE the senate, HOLD the house, EVICT the white house occupant.
I just gave a few bucks online to Romney -- if all of us give only a few dollars it can change things.
I'm all in.
That's what I know and I will do all I can to get this team in our white house.
What is an ad offering to send Bill Clinton birthday wishes, doing on TPN??
WE have a service that puts ads on TPN. Sometimes ads for Democrats show up. I try to block them but I do not always see them.
My guess is that this site was started by Democrats.
I guess that too. And even if that is legit, Paul Ryan will change that dynamic some.
What? Now Tea Partiers don't like Glenn Beck? So WHAT if he's a Mormon? It doesn't matter!!
He loves God. THAT does matter. Not like the haters/atheists/ commies in the WH presently.
STOP getting down on people on our side. Jeez, talk about killing off our own!
I agree with you. We have to stop fighting amongst ourselves. We're playing right into the Progressive's hands. Whose side is Goodbusiness on?