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  1. I agree with your entire statement, Mr. G.

    I’m on record as not being for Romney throughout the primaries.
    Now that he’s the candidate? There isn’t an alternative, so it’s Romney or bust.
    I really like Ryan, though, so that does help.

    Bottom line: I’d vote for the mouse I’m using before I’d help re-elect that reprobate currently in DC.
    Obama. Must. Go.

  2. Folks,

    I better start by stating this clearly: I am speaking only for myself, me, B3A. But I sure wish people would stop making this argument. Voting for someone other than Romney or Obama is not a vote for Obama: it is a vote for the person you vote for. To argue otherwise is a fallacy and, if I were on the fence, it would give me no reason to support either Romney or Obama because it would suggest there actually is no difference between either side. If both are going to use bad logic when it suits their purpose, then neither are honest and I am left with every reason to believe they both lie.

    Another reason not to argue this way is that Romney has a history of big govt. solutions. You cannot declare that this past means liberty in the future. In fact, it suggests the opposite. What’s more, Romney was ‘chosen’ by the Republican establishment — or have we so soon forgotten the primaries? How did the man who was so wrong 4 years ago suddenly become so right 4 years later? He is the same person, so, again, if I were on the fence, the claim that Romney will preserve liberty would also ring hollow…to me.

    Now, I am going to assume you have already figured out I am NOT a Romney fan. HOWEVER, I AM GOING TO VOTE FOR ROMNEY! If you will allow me, I’d like to share the argument that swayed me.

    It is not that Romney will further the cause of individual liberty — he won’t. All he will do is slow down the erosion. But that is what is needed at the moment: TIME! We need time for the TEA Party movement to grow and to spread its influence in our political system. We need time to rally the States to the cause of State sovereignty. We need time to take advantage of the awakening that Obama has brought us, and THAT is the argument that won me over. If we vote for anyone other than Romney, it is likely we are voting to end the game. On the other hand, if we vote for Romney, we may be able to buy more time and — if we vote in large enough numbers — we might even be able to shock the establishment enough to buy enough time to allow the resurgence of Patriots to seize control of govt. again.

    That is the argument that won me over, folks. But, if I had not heard it and had just kept getting “A vote for anyone but Romney is a vote for Obama,” I would STILL be voting third Party.

    Just something to consider, and offered with sincere humility.

  3. I’m not a Romney fan either, but will still vote for him just for the reasons you stated B3. But be that as it may, if you’ll remember, when Ross Perot ran as a third party, it seemed like he got ten percent of the vote and that is what propelled Clinton into office. So a vote for a third party candidate can throw a monkey wrench into the works.

    • “Throw a monkey wrench into the works.”

      EXACTLY! But, as you just explained, that is different from a vote for one person = a vote for the wrong person. I know many will see this as a distinction without a difference but, to me, it is a crucial distinction because it hits at the heart of intent, and intent is where principle lies. When we abandon principles, we end up….well, where we are now. 🙂

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