posted on Nov, 7 2012 @ 02:40 PM
reply to post by sheepslayer247
I've been a registered Republican for 20 years, and I also voted for Gary Johnson.
It isn't that Romney wasn't conservative enough, it is that the word has lost its meaning. The posts I've seen on FB and heard around my office
are that it was all about Demographics, but plenty of my black friends were saying how it was stupid to vote for a guy based solely on race. I have a
lot of Independent, Conservative, and even Republican black friends that voted for Obama. Not because he was black, but because the Republican
candidate didn't offer any real solutions, and all things being equal, might as well make the historic vote for the black guy and support your race.
I have no problem with that decision making.
If the Republicans had put up a Paul, or a Johnson, or a Huntsman, or a Huckabee, then they would have gotten some of those black votes, because their
candidate would have represented a significantly different perspective.
Romney was not going to pass any pro-life legislation, he was not going to repeal Obamacare, he was not going to reverse the Gay Marriage or Gays in
the Military advances. He wasn't going to do anything except implement a watered down version of the Ryan economic plan. He didn't offer anything
worth voting for. His entire platform was, "Not Obama."
This was not about Demographics, and this was not about him being a Mormon, it was about offering some real conviction, and real passion to a
significantly different platform and point of view. Romney didn't offer that, so might as well vote for the black guy.