What are you all, out of your minds?!?!
You want to send a message to the GOP PTB? That’s what the primaries are for. That’s where you make your feelings known about the potential GOP candidates. Hell, I voted for Fred Thompson last time around in the primaries, despite it being clear by the point that he was not going to make it. But once the general election comes around, you compare who survived to who’s on the other side. And I tell you, from where I sit, there’s no comparison.
Yes, Mitt Romney signed into law an Assault Weapons Ban, and MassCare, and probably is a corporate stooge, and all that. He’s a squishy New England centrist-if-we’re-lucky probable RINO. Versus a hard-line Ivory Tower Intellectual Marxist whose politics are those of Chicago? Yeah, that choice sucks. So do a lot of things. So does having a president who is no longer beholden to the voters, but to the kingmakers of world politics who can accept him or snub him after he leaves the White House; beholden to the union stooges who helped put him in the White House. So does allowing the architects of the Solyndra deal, of the Lightsquared deal, of the Chrysler and GM bailouts to stay in power. So does allowing the President to continue to make speeches demonizing profits, to make bogus “recess” appointments, to invite celebrities over and then hide the guest list.
All the things Romney is bad on? He’s got to get a bill from Congress on. You think the next 2 Congresses are going to pass another AWB? Another PPACA? We had close to a veto-overriding majority for HR822 in the House; we likely will have one in the Senate next session. The movement is to veto or scale back PPACA, not extend it. Let’s put it this way – he can’t be any WORSE on these things than President Obama; and there are a few things he’s at least marginally better on.
Oh, yeah, one more thing, for those of you who care. Y’all stay home on the 6th of November, 2012 (or vote for Mickey Mouse, or whoever else other than the official Republican candidate), and you allow President Obama a chance to appoint at least one more supreme court judge; this one likely replacing one of the Heller 5. You leave in place the man who appointed the masterminds behind Fast and Furious. Regardless of whether he knew about it (and I tend to think not), his chosen lieutenants and their chosen underlings ran that “operation.” So I hope you’ve got your letters of apology to the widow of Brian Terry, for passing on your chance to fire the men responsible for that “under the radar” operation.
Enjoy your righteous certitude that you’d rather have 4 more years of the man who makes President Carter look good. You want term limits? Then implement them. You have the chance in 300 days to term-limit President Obama, a chance that will only happen once. Make the most of it.