Greetings... First and foremost, it is unfortunately necessary to say that this is not a Pro-Obama thread, actually this is part two of a thread I
created entitled 10+ Reasons Not To Re-Elect Obama which can be found here, 10+ Reasons Not
To Re-Elect Obama
I am of the opinion that Mitt Romney and Barrack Obama are simply two peas in the same pod. I don't feel that either one deserves our vote and I will
be voting for a 3rd party candidate if Mitt Romney becomes the Republican nominee.
The popular thought on the right these days is "Anybody but Obama" well what good is it replacing Obama with another authoritarian, establishment
choice? I think the mantra should be "Anybody but Obama or Romney". I would have you choose a 3rd party candidate who you can whole heatedly
support. I realize this is going to be hard for people but until we end the false "choice" of two people from two party's we will only keep getting
more of the same thing. Do you think it is only coincidental that Obama has carried on with the work of Bush? Or that Bush simply carried on the
work of Clinton? The differences between these "choices" is simply a difference in who they pander to, not a difference in their actions.
Without further ado here are my ten reasons not to elect Mitt Romney as president. Please add your reasons below so we can all see what I left
Mitt Romney is not who he says he is. Romney pretends to be a fiscal conservative yet he has over his career voted counter to what fiscal
conservatives believe. He is a big government republican, that is the opposite of a fiscal conservative. The best that could be said of him is he
is a social conservative meaning he is against the rights of certain individuals who have lifestyles he doesn't deem appropriate. I don't consider
that good conservatism.
Mitt Romney supported the bailouts. Even if you believe what he says now, that he would not allow something like that to happen again and that he was
wrong about his position in the past, I don't see that as a good thing. We need a president who has 20/20 foresight not 20/20 hindsight.
Mitt Romney will continue the wars and foreign policy of Bush and Obama. Mitt Romney supports the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, he supports military
intervention and the role of the USA as policeman of the world.
I just don't believe the guy. Maybe it is just me, but I can't help but think that every word that comes out of his mouth is just a well crafted
rehearsed attempt to pander. I have noticed that his rhetoric changes with who he is speaking too. I want a president who tells me what he actually
thinks, not what his focus group tells him to say. Romney, like Obama, is a teleprompter king. Does anybody know what this guy actually thinks
because it seems to change every time he speaks?
Mitt Romney supports the recent NDAA and the indefinite detention of citizens.
Romney Supports the patriot act.
Romney created Obama care in a sense and he also created the individual mandate while governor of Massachusetts. Even if you believe that this was
just him doing what his state wanted and he regrets it now, once again We need a president who has 20/20 foresight not 20/20 hindsight.
Romney is a corporatist. He believes in corporate person-hood and he would continue the pro-corporation policies of Obama.
He is not the "lesser of two evils" Obama and Romney are both evil when you consider their voting records calling either of the "lesser" is IMO only
believing What they tell you, not what their actions and voting records prove.
Romney will not reduce spending and get us out of debt. In fiscal year 2006, government spending in Massachusetts increased by 7.6 percent. In
fiscal year 2007, government spending in Massachusetts increased by a whopping 10.2 percent. Romney clearly does not mind deficit spending and his
support for the federal reserve and their actions is further proof.
I have a lot more reasons why I will not be voting for Romney (or Obama) but I feel like these 10 reasons are more than enough. Please add to the
list with your + reasons. I hope for this thread and my previous thread on why we shouldn't vote for Obama to serve as a resource for us all and give
us the courage to buck the trend and go 3rd party in 2012. Lets throw a wrench in the plans of TPTB.
Each of these two candidates are going to give us the same outcome. Their is no lesser of two evils. Either one will keep the status quo going full
steam ahead so, since it doesn't matter which of the two may win, lets devote our efforts into voting for other people.
We are going to loose no matter which of these two gets the job, the only way we can win is if we don't vote for them. We can legitimize 3rd parties
with a protest vote. Lets not vote for evil anymore, even if that evil is in your eyes a bit less evil than the other, lets vote with our hearts and
set a good example for the rest of the country.
edit on 18-4-2012 by sageofmonticello because: grammatical corrections