A conservative case against Mitt Romney

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    I would like to hear what the "conservatives" (or anyone for that matter) here think of this article. Will it sway people's vote?



    A conservative case against Mitt Romney
    Barack Obama is not the reason the nation has lost its way, and Mitt Romney isn't the answer

    The time for conservatives to compromise has come and gone. The time for decisive and prudential judgments in our votes has arrived, and that means abandoning Mitt Romney this election.

    One of the great mistakes conservatives make when voting today is misjudging and mischaracterizing our political opponents. Words such as "socialist, radical, and communist" are tossed around with little regard to their historical meaning or modern implications. Then, we portray every election as a "turning point" in history, making over-exaggerated claims about the consequences of a political loss. Few actually argue that Mr. Romney stands by himself as a solid candidate for the presidency, but we are told we must get rid of the main problem, President Obama, even if it means settling for the lesser of two evils. This logic appears solid, but for the fact that it is based on two fundamentally flawed premises. One being: Mr. Obama is the problem. Two being: Mr. Romney is the solution.

    Mr. Romney is anything but the ideal candidate. He is not running a campaign based on his plans or record but on why Mr. Obama has failed. We all know President Obama has failed. I want to know how Mr. Romney plans to fix America.

    He has no economic plan. And his record as governor of Massachusetts shows he supported the government welfare state and constant government intrusions into the personal lives of American citizens. One can only conclude that as president, he wouldn't cut back entitlements and would reject raising so much as one dollar in the taxes needed to finance those entitlements.

    His foreign policy is more neoconservative interventionism, pointless and hopeless "nation-building," and another war in the Middle East — against Iran. This policy flies in the face of hundreds of years of conservative tradition; it completely disregards the Constitution and ignores the sound advice of our Founding Fathers.

    Now we move to the social issues — the real reason many conservatives will vote for Mr. Romney. Perhaps the most important one for conservatives is abortion, yet on that issue, the Republican nominee is just as liberal as President Obama. Until Mr. Romney became conveniently pro-life just in time for the 2008 GOP primary, he adamantly "supported a woman's right to choose" (as he called it), and he stated abortion "should be safe and legal" and that he would "sustain and support" Roe v. Wade.

    If we elect Mr. Romney, he will do the minimum necessary to placate the conservative base, but he will not change the trajectory of a nation gone astray.

    And we need that kind of fundamental change because Mr. Obama is not an aberration but a symptom of a problem more than 40 years in the making. He is a symptom of the liberal and sexual revolutions of the 1960s that have infected public schools and higher education, corrupted the media and entertainment industry, led to the disintegration of the family, and the decline of organized religion. Defeating Mr. Obama won't solve these problems because he didn't cause them; rather, he is the direct result of them.

    Even if Mr. Romney wins and turns back or mitigates some of the president's most egregious violations of liberty and traditional morality, such as the repeal of "don't ask, don't tell," the Affordable Care Act, and the contraception mandate, what will happen when a liberal Democrat retakes the White House? Calls for these policies will come back with renewed force. That is, unless there is a fundamental change in Washington.

    Mr. Romney is not going to bring that change, so a vote for him is the ultimate wasted vote.

    So…what now? Vote for someone who actually represents you, vote third party. There are numerous qualified candidates who represent sound conservative values. Virgil Goode and Ron Paul are two possibilities.

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    The article makes the mistake of assuming that all conservatives are the same and that they all see Mitt Romney the way the author does. I consider myself a conservative and I like Mitt Romney. I think he will do a good job and I respect the fact that while he was in Massachusetts that he didn't attempt to force his personal views on the rest of the populace. Social issues are not the reason that conservatives like me will vote for Romney. I will vote for him because I think his economic plan, yes he does have a plan, will be able to help get our economy back on track and I think that he will be a president for all the people, not just specific groups like we have now. I think he truly loves this country and will put it first and no matter how hard I try, I can't make myself believe that Barack Obama sees this nation as anything special.
     
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