President Romney

Just a quick thought thrown out there because I keep hearing the old “yeah sure, but Mitt is a flip-flopper and he’s not nearly principled enough to save the republic, so why eat the shit sandwich?”

You know what? I hear you. You’re right. He’s a pragmatist or, as we say in the corporate world in which he has way more experience than I’ll ever have, a “fixer.”

He knows what he wants, but he’s also keenly aware of what he can get. That’s the whole nature of the game in venture capitalism. You don’t throw away a 40% gain because you can’t have the 100% you wanted and thus cut off your nose to spite your face.

And what he can get depends completely upon what he has to work with. If he has a Congress made up of conservatives, his decisions will reflect that, because no amount of starry-eyed, blocked idealism will ever be better than a partial win. Not to say that the man doesn’t have principles as his veto record as a Governor of Massachusetts shows, but he’s not going to throw out half a cookie because he can’t have all of it. He’d be a fucking idiot to do so.

So un-electing Barack the Fuckhead is just one step. It’s an important one, because we won’t survive another four years of “recovery” as a nation worth living in, but it’s only one step. The most important one is to give his replacement a Congress he can work with to do what he wants to do.

Which ought to be motivation enough for those of you who aren’t all that hip to the latest GOP candidate who isn’t the person you wanted to win the primaries. I feel your pain. You know I do. Motivation enough to at least show up to support the down ticket and, heck, since you’re there anyway, why not cast a vote for the guy who will work WITH them instead of actively AGAINST them?

Give the man a pair of pruning scissors and he’ll cut off the low hanging branches of the Federal Leviathan because that’s all he can do. Give him a chainsaw, on the other hand.

Just asking, is all.

Thatisall.

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Erbo
Erbo

Heaven knows I’m not a big fan of Romney. He’s a big, squishy RINO. But I’m voting for him anyway. Why? Because Barack Hussein Obama MUST NOT be allowed to remain in office. Period. Full stop. Electing Romney is damage control. If the country were a starship from Star Trek, putting Mittens in office would be the equivalent of sealing… Read more »

Really?!? This is a conversation we must have? I didn’t vote for Romney in the primary, however, Romney is the candidate running against Barak Obama. Misha speaks of half loaves, and he is 100% correct; are you really willing to cut off the nose to spite the face when the face you are spiting will be those of your children… Read more »

Bruce in NH
Bruce in NH

I like to remind people that it’s much more than simply firing Obama by hiring Romney.

A vote for Romney is a vote to fire Obama, Biden, Clinton, Holder, Napolitano, Geithner, Chu, Solis, Sebelius, Duncan, and the list goes on. Fire Obama and the entire clown car gets kicked to curb with him.

That’s a LOT of bang for one’s buck.

Slightly to the right of Gingis Khan
Slightly to the right of Gingis Khan

Bruce in NH says:

A vote for Romney is a vote to fire Obama, Biden, Clinton, Holder, Napolitano, Geithner, Chu, Solis, Sebelius, Duncan, and the list goes on. Fire Obama and the entire clown car gets kicked to curb with him.

Stop…… you had me at Obama.

dasbow
dasbow

Sure, Mittens may be a bit of a RINO squish, but I’m voting FOR him, not just against Teh Messiah. There are two things about Mitt Romney that we know for sure: He’s a capitalist, and he’s competent. I want someone who knows and loves capitalism running the show, and using the megaphone of the presidency to champion it every… Read more »

single stack
single stack

I’m no fan of Mitt Romney. He’s way too liberal for my liking. For years my opinion of him was one of distaste bordering on contempt. During this election, however, as I’ve learned more about him my opinion has changed. I still don’t like him much politically but on the important issue of character I have a great deal of… Read more »

LC TerribleTroy
LC TerribleTroy

I wholeheartedly agree Misha. I think the mentality that supports the protest vote (or non vote) under the circumstances that we face as nation lacks a certain emotional maturity. I could cite the damage control analogy, or the gangreness limb analogy or even a triage scenario. But in my mind, to not vote for Romney is to vote to condemn… Read more »

LC hilljohnny
LC hilljohnny

so why eat the shit sandwich?”

at least with Romney there is a chance of some bread.

LC Ogrrre - Imperial Heartless Bastard
LC Ogrrre - Imperial Heartless Bastard

Getting the vile Harry Reid out of the way by electing a Republican Senate is the second most important thing in this election. That is true iff this Republican controlled Senate doesn’t turn out like the last Republican controlled Senate. That House and Senate was why Bush ended up with a Democrat controlled House and Senate for his last two… Read more »

LC Sir Clambake, Imperial Black Ops Technician, K.o.E.
LC Sir Clambake, Imperial Black Ops Technician, K.o.E.

Well, so far I’ve had no disagreement with any comment. No trolls, no “devil’s advocates”. I’ve gotten to think significantly more of Mitt as the campaign has gone on, and we desperately need a good Congress. That simple. And that hard! Do NOT sit at home to protest what you’d prefer, go vote for what you can get! :em03:

Mitt will play the hand he is dealt. If it is a split congress then there will be significant sausage being made in DC. If not then we must be vocal in holding our representatives to our standards of small government. Will it change in one term probably not but the road to the the government working for the citizens… Read more »

L.O.R. Ankle biter
L.O.R. Ankle biter

Did my anti-Obama voting Saturday. Still think Romney’s a political squish and I once again had to hold my nose, something I’m very tired of doing, but I did it yet one more time. Will see to what it comes in two weeks.

Fa Cube Itches
Fa Cube Itches

Anthony L. @ #: the face you are spiting will be those of your children and grandchildren? No offense, but kids and grandkids were screwed long before Obizzle took office. It’s probably down to great-great grandkids at this point. Your vote, our votes will be the second shot heard ’round the world as we begin to restore America to it’s… Read more »

RDM
RDM

Fa Cube Itches @ #:

Cube . . . Then vote to reduce his popular vote total. It matters dick in terms of who wins, but it can matter in terms of sending a message.

LC Sir Clambake, Imperial Black Ops Technician, K.o.E.
LC Sir Clambake, Imperial Black Ops Technician, K.o.E.

Give the man a pair of pruning scissors and he’ll cut off the low hanging branches of the Federal Leviathan because that’s all he can do. Give him a chainsaw, on the other hand.

:em03: :em01:

Imperial Grammar Hun, G.L.O.R
Imperial Grammar Hun, G.L.O.R

On Drudge via TMZ: Apparently Allred was successful in getting the divorce docs unsealed. The judge ordered them sent to the Boston Globe. The good news is that he denied her request to lift the gag order on her client. She had not presented it in a motion form, and he was not happy.

RDM
RDM

First HALF of October for R&R … $111.8 million raised

FrJim, Imperial Chaplain
FrJim, Imperial Chaplain

Why would I vote for a squishy RINO over the incumbent President? Because the incumbent President is a Marxist.

And President Obama will have something else new and historic for his resume’ after this election: He’ll be the first incumbent President to lose to a squishy RINO since…EVAR!

-Jim+