It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
Originally posted by AssiduousSpook
reply to post by Fullblast
As a moderate republican you basically summed up my feelings on the coming election. While I don't have a lot of faith in Mitt Romney, I sure don't want another four years of President Obama. I'm not expecting much change overnight if Romney is elected, I do expect the extreme deficit spending and the hard driven socialist agenda to come under control if not cease.
At this point if it was only President Obama and Mickey Mouse on the ballot, I would be voting for Mickey Mouse.
edit on 22-7-2012 by AssiduousSpook because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Carseller4
I am not falling for the media's bashing of Romney because he is rich.
Originally posted by Fullblast
I think this thread says it all. Not a single passionate supporter that says no your wrong and this is the reason Romney will be different. He has failed to articulate what it is that he is going to do, he has a campaign based purely on vote for me over the other guy. When Obama ran in 2008 he at least had his bullet points.
Maybe things will change before the election but I doubt it.
Originally posted by skepticconwatcher
Originally posted by Fullblast
I am a Republican living in Texas. I have friends in church as well as family and co-workers that share my political affilation. I thought maybe I was alone in my apathy and dissapointment in what the Republican party offered up as candidates this year but apparently that is not the case, at least in my small circle.
To this point I have not found a single person that says they are voting FOR Romney. To a man and woman, they say they will cast thier vote against Obama by pulling the lever for Romney. Not a single one of them believes he will bring any meaningful change, but all think that Obama will continue to make things worse so they have no choice. A few are considering not voting at all, they only have that luxury because in Texas the Republican candidate will walk away with it.
Now I am not talking about a huge number of people and it this is Texas. But to me this is feeling very much like Bush vs Kerry. Had the Dems put up anyone else other than that out of touch, stiff, rich, non personable guy (sound familiar?) Bush would have had a very good chance of being beat. Thank god for Kerry. However my worry is that the Democrats will be saying the same thing about Romney in just a few months.
Does this echo what any of you are experiencing? Are we going to see the lowest voter turnout in years with neither candidate having an enthused base?
I have an Evangelical background and all my family members I think, are staying at home. They may disagree with Obama , but they are not about to vote for the Anti-Christ because just because he's the other option. Nope. They will stay at home before committing that blasphemy. Evangelicals know what Romney really is and they are not about to damn their souls for some politics.