Romney was not my first choice, or second choice. I liked Cain and even donated to his campaign. I voted for Santorum in Florida.
However; when it comes to the national election, I WILL "pull the lever" for the republican candidate, and if that republican candidate is Romney, I will vote for him. I do not know if he will repeal Obamacare; but we expect him to. The last I heard, on news radio is that he is going to offer a "opt out" like Obama did to several unions and his inner circle. We can hope he defunds the plan, but will need Congress' help to do so. If companies, groups and/or individuals can use waivers to opt out of Obamacare, chances are, unless you are already indigent and already on Government plan, you will opt out...
I'm willing to take the chance and see if Romney can deliver. Voting for Obama or sitting out the election is not an option for me...and as someone here already said, don't bitch about government if you plan on sitting home with your thumb up your a$$ on Election day.
On foreign policy, Obama will continue to alienate allies and suck up to enemies. He has already floated the idea of providing the Russians with classified information regarding our missile defense systems, which means that he is giving them to Syria, Iran and North Korea by proxy. He will continue to gut the military and attack us with PC idiocies in lieu of doctrine, while tying our hands with Rules of Engagement that would hamstring a Pre-K teacher. Romney knows who our enemies are, and is far more likely to be willing to fight them, and he won't be bowing to Saudi kings or Japanese emperors.
The absolute worst that a Romney administration could be would be Bush 43 lite, which is still a far sight better than Obama.
BTW, the one thing on Romney that would turn me into an enthusiastic supporter would be if he came out and announced that he intended to repeal Obamacare because he doesn't make the same mistake twice, and anybody with a brain can see that Romneycare failed to reign in costs, expand coverage or maintain free choice. Somebody who can admit a mistake and promise not to repeat it is somebody that can learn from mistakes. That would tell me that he's not flip-flopping, but has made a real conversion to a conservative principle, and if it can be done there, it can be done on other issues.
In a statement released Friday, Santorum said: "I would never vote for Barack Obama over any Republican and to suggest otherwise is preposterous. This is just another attempt by the Romney Campaign to distort and distract the media and voters from the unshakeable fact that many of Romney's policies mirror Barack Obama's."
"I was simply making the point that there is a huge enthusiasm gap around Mitt Romney and it's easy to see why - Romney has sided with Obama on healthcare mandates, cap-and-trade, and the Wall Street bailouts," he continued.
When pressed on whether his position ran counter to GOP unity behind the party's nominee, Stewart said, "Rick has made it abundantly clear once a nominee is chosen he'll stand behind the nominee and do everything we can to replace Barack Obama."
I'm glad he changed his tune...and has clarified his statement...It will still leave a sour taste though.
In Santorum's defense, he was misquoted in a big way. The media both skewed his words and his intention:
Those are his exact words. What is he trying to say is that if you're just going to put up an unknown with no principles, and not give people a real alternative, you might as well stay with the devil you know and not vote for the (Etch-a-Sketch) devil you don't know.http://washington.cbslocal.com/2012/...a-over-romney/
“You win by giving people a choice,” Santorum said during a campaign stop in Texas. “You win by giving people the opportunity to see a different vision for our country, not someone who’s just going to be a little different than the person in there. If they’re going to be a little different, we might as well stay with what we have instead of taking a risk of what may be the Etch A Sketch candidate for the future.”
That's much different than Santorum telling people to vote for Romney if he (Santorum) doesn't win the nomination. He's just trying to say that elections really don't matter if you don't have a real choice. You'll just get one devil or the other in the end.
I seriously doubt that Santorum really believes that Obumbler would be better than Romney. If anything, Romney would drive this country over the cliff slower than Obumbler would, but either way, this country would still be headed over the cliff. Which is why Romney should not be the nominee.
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