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Why I Am Endorsing Mitt Romney For President (And Not Ron Paul)

Why I Am Endorsing Mitt Romney For President (And Not Ron Paul)

I understand that there are a number of Republicans (including Yours Truly) who are currently campaigning to become delegates to the Republican National Convention who have formerly expressed support for the presidential candidate, Ron Paul.

Like me, they may be running into some questions about their loyalty to the “presumptive candidate”, Mitt Romney.

For that reason, and others that I will soon explain, I thought it was high time for me to officially switch my support from Ron Paul and go on record endorsing Mitt Romney for President of the United States.

While I hope that my endorsement will help, in some small way, to promote party unity, I am also aware that there will probably be some cynics who doubt my sincerity. After all, it is public record that I have donated the maximum amount to the Ron Paul 2012 campaign. And my neighbors might have noticed the four foot “Ron Paul 2012” banner in my yard or the the eight by four foot sign that I bolted to an unused utility pole (lit by two floodlights and surrounded by twinkling multi-colored Christmas lights).

So to reassure any sceptics, here is a partial list of the reasons I am endorsing Romney for president:

1. Consistency - Mitt Romney has been unwavering in his public devotion to the principles and issues that would help to advance the political career of Mitt Romney.

2. Flexibility - Unlike Ron Paul who has been ridiculously rigid in his defense of the U.S. constitution, personal liberty, a balanced budget and the sanctity of life (so much so that he earned the nickname “Dr. No” in congress); Romney has shown that he is capable of rolling with the punches, going with the tide, changing with the times, and bending with the breeze.

3. Supporters - The top six donors to Romney’s campaign are banks (including Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan, Bank of America, etc.). Who knows what is best for the average American? Why, multi-billionaire bankers, of course. Obviously Romney’s supporters have the kind of deep pockets that can not only pay for his campaign, but also buy the kind of congress that will make SURE that America will have another TARP bailout if we need it.

On the other hand, 97% of Ron Paul’s donations come from individuals. His top three donor groups are the active military in the US Army, US Navy and US Air Force. Many of his donors live paycheck to paycheck, are small business owners, or are even unemployed. No wonder a lot of them are running out of money. Ron Paul has only himself to blame. After twelve terms in congress, lobbyists from the big corporations don’t even bother to come to his office. They know it would be a waste of time.

4. Public image - With unrelenting national and international press coverage labeling him as the “frontrunner” (and now the “presumptive candidate”) Mitt Romney has tremendous credibility. He has pearly teeth, perfect hair, tailored suits and looks, well... “presidential”. Ron Paul wears suits that could have come off the rack at J.C. Penney, has kind of a squeaky voice, talks for an hour without notes (let alone a teleprompter), and looks like your favorite uncle. You would never catch Mitt talking about things like “monetary policy”. Borrrrrrring!

5. Freedom - Romney knows that the greatest threat to our freedom are the “Islamo-fascists”. Not the Chinese, that manufacture everything that we consume and that we depend on to finance our national debt. Not the politicians, that treat the constitution like a blank piece of paper and the U.S. Treasury like their personal piggy bank. Not federal agents, that can track us by GPS, tap our phones without a warrant, watch the books we read and websites we visit, and monitor the politicians we support. And certainly not the President of the United States who now has the legal authority to order the execution of any American citizen that he suspects might be a “terrorist”. Or the American-born underage son of a “terrorist”. Or the underage friend who happens to be standing next to the American-born underage son of a “terrorist”.
After all, Obama has promised not to execute any U.S. citizen within the borders of the United States without a trial and I am fairly confident that Romney wouldn't either. At least not without a really good reason.
Ron Paul thinks the National Defense Authorization Act is unconstitutional. That’s just crazy. The Bill of Rights prohibits “unreasonable search and seizure”, it doesn’t say anything at all about “vaporization by a drone missile”.

6. Foreign Aid - Romney understands why we should continue to mortgage our children’s future to give foreign aid to ANY government of ANY country that isn’t actually at war with us; including countries that are run by a dictator or whose citizens have a higher per capita income than the United States. Romney knows that the only TRUE friends are the ones that you buy and the best way to foster economic independence is to GIVE a country hundreds of billions of dollars.That is why Afghanistan, where 97% of the gross national product comes from the United States treasury, is so loyal and has such a vibrant economy.

7. Foreign Policy - Here again is where Romney really shines. He knows that American exceptionalism means that we should police the world. He knows that in this age of global economy, there are no nations in which the United States does not have a “vital national interest”. And even if there were, we could always justify bombing them to “prevent a bloodbath” or “promote democracy” or “enforce a U.N. resolution”. That means that Americans can rest easy knowing that we are spending ourselves into bankruptcy paying for the defense of impoverished countries like Germany, Japan, and South Korea so that they don’t have to tax their corporations which can then manufacture inexpensive cars and flat screen TV’s that put Americans out of work.

8. National debt - Romney is against it. How do we know? Because he said so a whole lot of times in a very convincing tone of voice. And just as soon as he is elected president he will show us how we can eliminate the budget deficit without raising any taxes, eliminating any cabinet departments, reducing military spending, or cutting Social Security, Medicare, or any other popular program. How will he do this? Well he hasn’t explained his whole program but it has something to do with getting rid of all of those federal regulations that are smothering small businesses like Goldman Sachs.

9. Immigration - Romney is the only candidate who has had the guts NOT to come out with a firm stand on this thorny issue.

10. Charisma - Romney has tons of it. Almost as much as Obama. Why is this important? Because in 2016, when the national debt has soared to record heights and unemployment is still in double digits it will take a lot of “charisma” to convince the voters to put him (or any other Republican) back in office.

11. Economy - Romney is a businessman. That means he is an expert on “economics”. He is also in favor of “free enterprise”. That’s why he likes the Federal Reserve. They print all of our money. Then they GIVE it to Goldman Sachs, which LOANS it back to the U.S.Treasury and charges the taxpayer interest. How is this “free enterprise”? Because Goldman Sachs gets to take our money, for FREE!
But that isn’t the reason Goldman Sachs is the biggest contributor to the Romney campaign. Its because they know he is the “best man for the job”. And he knows a lot about the economy.

Romney had enough sense to know that the only way out of the 2008 crash was to give $700 billion dollars to the same guys that had caused the problem. Like Obama, he knew they were “too big to fail”, especially after Goldman Sachs and J.P.Morgan had bought them at fire sale prices. That is because Romney understands “free enterprise”.

12. Electability - Romney is electable. Everybody knows this because we heard it on Fox News. He knows that he doesn't need the support of the thousands of young people who have been attending rallies for Ron Paul or attending conventions or campaigning door to door or becoming delegates or GOP party officials for the first time. Why? Because he isn’t Obama. And he understands “free enterprise”.

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Anyway, those are a few of the reasons why I am endorsing Mitt. But I saved the best for last. The main reason I am endorsing Mitt Romney is for my children.

You see, they need to understand the way the world REALLY works. My son and daughter need to see that their dad knows the score and why their hero should be someone like Mitt Romney. They need to learn from his and my example.

They need to know that it is never too late to learn from your mistakes, especially when it is politically convenient.

I want them to decide what is right, make a stand and never waiver,... until it becomes unpopular.

They need to learn that when the going gets tough, they should take a poll.

They need to know that if all of their friends want to do the wrong thing, it’s time to join the crowd.

Because after all, NOTHING is more important than getting along.

And that’s why I am endorsing Mitt Romney for president.

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I SO Much wanted a change of leadershp.

Ideally to have Ron Paul as president of course. But Obama is/was so bad that just having someone, anyone, just a little better would have even been an obvious improvement.

The problem is that with ALL the faults Obama has/had the Republicans actually managed to offer us someone worse.

I have no doubt that if Romney had been elected we would have already attacked Syria and Iran. We would be well on our way to doubling the size of the military as he promised. And we would be even more the United States of Israel than we are now.

Like probably everyone else here I can't stand Obama. But I really think Romney would have been worse.

You forgot

Romney had president looking hair? That comment was made in MN.

ChristianAnarchist's picture

How did I miss this one

How did I miss this one during the campaign?? Bravo !

Beware the cult of "government"...

i Miss Spacehabitats

I hope he still lurks at the very least.

This movement needs the efforts of people of his caliber. I'm not talking about winning elections, rather leadership and level headed determination, not to mention his clever writing and cogent reasoning all emerging from an opening mind.

I nominate this one for the /sarc Hall of Fame

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Leges sine moribus vanae

An oldie

but a goodie.

Here in Tampa

Getting ready to head to the Ron Paul event and was reading this and some of the comments. So amused by some who didn't catch the sarcasm. Anyway, thanks much Spacehabitats for a nicely written piece. As the election nears, I will be using some of these (and Romney/Obama) interchangeably, for my fb posts.

Ahh, these were the days.

Does anyone else feel like the Daily Paul is generally being run by people who defend Rand Paul's endorsement of Mitt Romney? Before, we would see posts like this one by Spacehabitats and everyone would enjoy it. Now, it seems like the posts that explain Rand's logic and wisdom are being fast-tracked to the front page. I might be seeing something that isn't there. I don't know.

Oh, and Bump, because this was a great read.

Michael Nystrom's fists can punch through FUD.

bump for irony

and also to discuss the malware alert

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The Virtual Conspiracy

LOL

It took me a paragraph or two to see you are writing a satirical piece. I find that satire doesn't work in blogs usually unless you make it clear it is satire. I haven't read the comments yet but I'd wager that most think you are serious.

Makes no sense

This really makes no sense. If you listen to yourself, you are contradicting everything you said you believed in. This is a perfect example of why I don't support Romney. You never did accept this ideologies of liberty and peace; just fooling yourself but not others.

newbydewby doo!

as once said by scooby doo.

Its satire

Its intentionally sarcastic to prove a powerful point.

ytc's picture

Oh, NewbyD, at least I'm glad that you realize the incongruity &

the profound insanity of the logics behind this supposed "supporter" of Romney ;-)

As usual Spacehabits, this is

As usual Spacehabits, this is yet another fine piece of writing. This is sarcasm in its highest glory. I read this the day you posted it and I still can't wipe the grin off my face. I can't think of a better person than ole moderately conservative and wishy-washy back pedaling constitution killer Mitt Romney to poke fun at. That Mitt. What a Patriot Act joker!

I don't agree !

Ponzi-Schemes will make America never free again !

Go Ron Paul 2012 !

spacehabitats, i am defending you

on that stupid site where that blogger was at that you managed to point me towards. i am trying to convert those idiots to our side, join me in the trolling of these people http://conservativenewager.wordpress.com/2012/06/01/ron-paul...

Cool! My first pseudo-conservative blogger critic.

I'm so proud. I have just received my first scathing critique from a pseudo-conservative blogger. Of course most of it boiled down to calling me an "idiot" and a "Paulbot" (ouch!). In answering my 12 points he couldn't even manage to count all the way to 12. At first I thought it was because he only had ten fingers but how would that explain the fact that he left out "7" and "8" while having two "9"'s?(!?)

Besides his challenge with higher mathematics, he also happens to be a lying scumbag.
He pretended to answer all of my points but conveniently failed to quote my best stuff, substituting his own lame "summary" of what I said and using the excuse that "I can’t even stand to copy this stupid s**t at this point." Sure, Einstein. Copy and paste is soooooo difficult.

Don't read it. Its not worth it. But to give you an idea of his incisive commentary, he starts off,

Very recently I was asked why I hate Ron Paul so much. Now it’s partly his racist anti-Semitic attitude. Partly it’s his idiocy on foreign affairs. Partly it’s his extreme idealism about economics that takes reality and history and ignores them. And then there is his hypocrisy. But most of all it’s his followers. Paulbots are insane.

...

For instance let’s go with this little article that seems to be attempting to go viral “Why I Am Endorsing Mitt Romney For President (And Not Ron Paul).” There is wit, there is snark, there is rude sarcasm….this article which tries to insult Romney is none of those things– this is ignorance and arrogance deluded into thinking it is wisdom and humor.

It goes downhill from there.

Ron Paul vs. Mitt Romney…or Vicious Psychopath vs. True Conservative

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The Virtual Conspiracy

Congrats Spacehabitats! That

Congrats Spacehabitats! That is so cool you have a critic... But then I read his hateful blog and see what a nasty person this is. I wouldn't give him the satisfaction of reading it or commenting on his garbage.

Do you actually have a response to facts?

Sorry about the numbering thing there were problems with copying from Word to Wordpress I didn't catch. It is however interesting that among all the sourced data there that's all you have to complain about.

Also copying and pasting isn't hard...but I didn't feel the need to inflict my loyal readers with more of your drivel than I had to...
...now do you have any real responses to any of the facts provided there or would you like to continue only relying on a poor attempt at sarcasm as all the proof you need?

One thing as to Ron Paul's influence

is that in 2008 74% of Americans didn't know what the Federal Reserve was and thanks to Ron Paul, now in 2012 78% know and want the Federal Reserve abolished! That's persuasion!!!!

You speak

just like a left-wing liberal Democrat! You didn't rebut the facts of the article written by spacehabitats. You made up a bunch of lies and presented them as though they were true! Ron Paul IS an expert on Economics. Obviously you don't listen to what he is actually saying. Like so many others, you presume what he's going to say and react to that. Then you tout Romney as having everything anyone would want in a candidate because he is a businessman. In your hastened attempt to discredit and show hate for Dr. Paul, you either don't know or chose to avoid the fact that Dr. Paul ran a successful business for many years. He is a doctor, an M.D. He is a military veteran. He has served his country in many ways. He is a family man. He is disciplined. He is true to his beliefs which include honoring his oath to defend the Constitution of the United States. He does not lie. He does not change the degree to which he is for or against something. He votes true to what he tells those who voted him into office (making him electable by the way) that he said he would vote. While it's true Dr. Paul has presented much legislation into Congress, again you are wrong as to how many actually became a bill. One. Still, you're wrong! I, for one, do NOT want Congress to pass some half-a** bill just to say we got it passed, we got something done. Just look what good that did with what was supposed to be the appropriations bill for the military, but also passed the "if we call them terrorists, we can hold them indefinitely" plan in that same bill. I have yet to hear one U.S. citizen say they hope we continue the wars anywhere! Yet you seem to think bringing home the troops is a bad thing. We can't afford it. We are imposing our will on others who don't want us there. And when your house is in turmoil and about to implode, you stay home and get things in order. You don't go running around to everyone else's houses and tell them what to do! There's more but I'm sure you have your blinders on.

Yup

go check out your site buddy, you will be one of us soon. one of us... one of us... one of us... one of us...

A Modest Proposal

dripping with nuance.
Love it!

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Nice job...

A very well written post with a sensationalistic headline.

It's skeptics, not sceptics though... :) Just wanted to point that so you could correct before posting anywhere else if you planned to... :)

The Philosophy Of Liberty -
http://www.thephilosophyofliberty.com/

LOL funny

Rule 38

Number five

I'm not afraid of the Chinese, it's the government of both of ours that scares me.

American people don't want to be judged by their government, why should we judge by others government?

Then post both versions on

Redstate or huggington post, shaun hannity's site, every comment section there is. Say, set your goal to post x # of times/day. Oh yeah... Circular logic has begun to implode. Today the liberals are furious over the jobs. And furious over Wisconson gov turning the economy around. Melt down in the ministry of truth.

Yeah, I agree. ENDORSE OBAMA!

Endorse Obama, but do it on HIS web site so all of the blind people can see. LMFAO

Halarious but sadly

pretty true just goes to show how far our country has fallen away from the Constitution.