I was a Romney supporter in 2008, but in 2012 I’ll be voting for Ron Paul, kind of like this guy. Because I’m a Mormon I’ve received some flack for this. “But Romney was a stake president! He’s a good guy!” I hear from some. I’ve also received flack from Republicans not of the Mormon persuasion who say “Romney was a successful businessman, he can fix our economy!” Others are less pro-Romney and merely don’t like any of the other GOP candidates. Gingrich is morally debauched, Santorum…well, he’s just not Romney, and Ron Paul is, of course, unelectable.… Read the rest of this entry »
I recently responded to a few pro-Romney people in a Linkedin group, and I thought the exchange might be worth posting. The parts in quotes come from those with whom I’m having the discussion, one Fawn and one John. The other parts are my responses.
In response to Fawn…
“The first is that Romney is a successful business man who knows how to really grow an economy.”
I agree with the first part. I’m not so sure about the second. These are entirely different skillsets. I’d encourage you to read this article -http://lewrockwell.com/goyette/goyette23.1.html.
“If Romney does this in … Read the rest of this entry »
Ok, maybe not all Ron Paul supporters feel this way. Maybe I’m the only one. So change the title of this post to “How one Ron Paul supporter views Mitt Romney” if you want, although I suspect I’m not alone.
Yesterday I had two debates on Facebook with various friends and acquaintances where I stated that if Romney wins the GOP nomination I will not vote for him. Many think this is out of spite, or an emotional reaction just because “my guy” didn’t win. But it’s not. I’m not the type of guy who is into “team spirit”. I … Read the rest of this entry »
There are many important qualities we would like our Presidents to have, and perhaps no one quality can make up for a total lack of others, but if we had to prioritize the qualities or characteristics we would like to see in a President, what would come out on top?
One might argue that “goodness” is most important. After all, no matter what other qualities a President has, if they’re evil and have evil intentions they’re going to do bad things. Ok, let’s admit that this is probably the most important quality, but let’s move on, because I don’t believe … Read the rest of this entry »
If you want to see what real shock and awe look like, try telling someone you don’t see much difference between a Romney vs. an Obama presidency.
Each time I saw this, I get pretty much the same response in different words ranging from “How can you say such a thing?!” to “Of course they’re different, Romney would overturn Obamacare.”
I agree that Obamacare vs. no Obamacare does seem like quite a different type of policy, if one believes it would happen. But even assuming Romney would immediately get rid of Obamacare, Obamacare isn’t really the problem (more shock and … Read the rest of this entry »
I started listening to Rush Limbaugh when I was 15, and kept it up for virtually 20 years. I started listening to Glenn Beck a few years ago as he came on the scene and was a devoted acolyte. But sometime in 2010 I started listening less and less and during the past month I’m not sure if you added it all up that I’ve listened to even a single hour of either Beck or Rush. What happened? Ironically, it’s all Glenn Beck’s fault.
I don’t mean it’s Glenn Beck’s fault in that his tone, content, delivery, etc. turned me … Read the rest of this entry »
Of all the US Presidents to date, who has been the most liberty-minded President, and what’s your reasoning? Washington? Jefferson? Coolidge? FDR? Ha, just joking on that last one, but hey, if you want to make the case feel free.