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.
The other side.
I went to that website: votingforjesus. - How ludicrous can peopIe be ??? I am a Christian. But I cannot understand where people like this get their Biblical teachings! I tried to find a place to send them a message
but I found nothing to communicate with them. It said 305 members - that's a far cry from "hundreds of thousands" but still, anyone who votes like that is wasting their vote, to make an understatement.
MY mistake!!! 306, 411 people so far. I read it wrong. Jeez, misguided for sure.
There really isn't an alternative to Mitt Romney. For better or for worse, he's the man. Ryan isn't a bad choice for VP. I think that he would have been the ultimate running mate for Rick Perry. Without question, Marco Rubio was my first choice for Mitt Romney's running mate. Inside sources are saying, however, that Marco wasn't interested in being "second on a underdog ticket." Chances are, he's anticipating a 2016 Presidential run, in the event that Romney loses this November.
So, we have Romney-Ryan. This is a solid ticket. But it will be difficult to win Hispanics. The hope is Republicans can squeak by in Florida and win Wisconsin and Ohio. Ryan will likely bring Wisconsin into the red column. He might be worth a point or two in Ohio and Iowa. Plus, with Romney's history and Ryan's proximity, Michigan might be winnable, if the economy doesn't make a marginal improvement by November. This ticket should appeal to "pragmatic Yankees" in New Hampshire.
I think North Carolina will be safely "red." Virginia is anybody's ball game. It may come down to gasoline prices the week of the election.
Romney and Ryan will focus on fiscal responsibility. This will not gain a lot of traction to the less educated voters who are Obama's core constituency. The debates will be crucial. But the message of "can we afford four more years of Barack obama" is direct and simple. There will be sufficient resources to get it across to the masses. The question becomes, "are there enough fiscally responsible people in America to win?"
It's time for America to face the facts. Many won't! Obama's counter message strokes the politics of resentment. He has proven to be the ultimate divider! Class warfare is a destructive approach, but the President will do anything to win re-election. We may need to raise the stakes in a manner that nobody has dared mention. That time could be approaching.
Jeff: once Rubio endorses things, more support from Hispanics will come.
Why 'minority' groups support the democraps is beyond my comprehension.
ROMNEY IS HISPANIC! Why do people keep forgetting that? And Rubio is not a "natural born citizen.:"!
Mollie,Romney is not Hispanic,where do you get this BS?
If Obama is Black because his father was black, then Romney is Hispanic because George Romney is Hispanic because his father was Hispanic - as was his grandfather!
True, but before that, and it has been scrubbed from the internet, either Romney's grandfather or great=grandfather were Mexican illegal immigrants in Utah where they became Mormons. The ancestor was driven out of Utah for having too many wives. . But,, of course, the children he already had were American citizens. When a revolution began in Mexico the family returned to the US. Had I thought Romney had a chance, I would have saved all this. George Romney was under investigation to decide it he qualified to run for President and it was believed he was but no act of Congress ever stated such since he dropped out of the race. I don't know, since it was scrubbed, whether George's mother was Hispanic or not. George's wife was Caucasian and born in the US.
Bottom line - George was either pure Mexican or half. Which makes Mitt Hispanic. If you check the bio's of all of those who ran for the GOP nomination, Romney is the only who did not post a complete lineage.
I don't care that he is Hispanic. What is your hang-up over it? I think it is great. It shows our diversity. And I NEVER said they were NOT citizens!
My great great grandfather stowed away on a ship from the Isle of Man and snuck into northern Minnesota from Canada.