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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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Your right.

One time me and my friends where driving down the road and got lost. We saw a sign that said bridge out ahead. My friend was driving in first gear, and we argued so much about which way to turn we just kept going straight to the dead end. So then we let another guy drive cause he said he knew where to go, but all he did was put it in second gear and kept driving towards the bridge. Thats when I had enough, i said woah woah woah, are you people crazy? Put this car back in first gear right now! We where still arguing when we drove off the bridge. Thats why I agree 100% with you, we don't have time to take the last exit, we just gotta put this car back in first gear! Go Romney! He will delay the inevitable! Yay!

Thanks

I read right to the bottom. Says it all.

I wish you didn't give Romney so much credit

I wish you didn't give Romney so much credit. Romney's Supporters should really be the ones we applaud. =)

"If you think we can't change the world, it just means you're not one of those that will"

Jacque Fresco

Hmm.....

How do you applaud a Diebold computer chip? ;)

A 10 pound hammer

applied to the chip about 20 times should be sufficient applause!

Hi-larious!! I am going to

Hi-larious!! I am going to copy this for my facebook page - one reason a day. Hope you don't mind copyright infringement.

I'm with you spacehabitats!

unless of course, most of DP is not.

:)

That was, hands down...

the most ridiculously awesome thing I have read!

+1, Bump. Like, Tweet, frj'vu'vfe[jb (I just high-fived my keyboard)....

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience"—Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

wonderful read

One Romney twit - tweeted that the Ron Paul people should come on over to their side now because the grass is truly greener. Another reason to support Romney - the grass is always greener over the septic tank.

Yep

:-)

I was upset seeing this headline on this site

Then the post is pure genius!

It's funny because it's true.

"I ain't the dying type."

Reader, writer, soldier.

GREAT POST; here are TWELVE REASONS TO VOTE FOR RON PAUL

I love the satire in your list which often reveals the truth more eloquently than ordinary words can express.
Here is my counter/alter ego shot at why I am voting for Ron Paul stated simply and hopefully with the same positive effect of putting a fine point to all the reasons we can offer for a Ron Paul presidency.

TWELVE REASONS TO VOTE FOR RON PAUL:

1. He never voted to raise taxes, taken a government junket or voted for an unbalanced budget.
2. He got an Audit the Fed bill started albeit watered down by the statists (working on a stronger audit bill now) and awakened a nation about the dangers of central banking and the Fed’s reckless printing press.
3. He has always been opposed to the war in Iraq. He would bring the troops home which besides saving lives and costs would help boost the economy.
4. He voted against the Patriot Act.
5. He has always voted to preserve the Constitution. He called the NDAA a “slip into tyranny,” was the most vocal politico lambasting it and introduced amendment HR 3785 to repeal section 1021 of the unconstitutional liberty-stealing bill which Obama signed.
http://theopenglobe.org/wiki/Ron_Paul_introduces_bill_to_rep... THE RON PAUL AMENDMENT H.R.3785
.www.houstonfreethinkers.com/.../2068-ron-paul-introduces-bill
6. He warned against the excesses of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in 2001 and 2003 (before the House banking committee) predicting a real estate implosion if the government agencies were not reined in. He is the only politico widely credited with foreseeing the financial collapse years before it occurred.
7. He served honorably in the military for five years as a flight surgeon in the U.S. Air Force and Air National Guard.
8. He never voted himself a wage increase and, to this day, gives back part of his salary every year. He will reduce his salary as president to $39,366 equal to the median personal income of the American worker. Obama’s base yearly salary is $400,000.
9. He is the only POTUS candidate serious about a) cutting the debt and government spending ($1 trillion the first year) and b) ending the failed and costly War on Drugs. These efforts will a) benefit the taxpayer as well as b) benefit minorities who are disproportionately penalized in our court system.
10. At every opportunity he has opposed regulation of the internet and supports the revolution in the exchange of ideas.
11. He supports legislation to end taxes on social security benefits. His plan "honors our promise to our seniors and veterans," meaning that those currently in the programs could stay in them. He would not scrap Social Security or Medicare but offer an opt out for younger workers. His plan to end foreign aid, foreign entanglements and cut military (but not defense) spending will help balance the budget so as to preserve entitlements for seniors.
12. He maintains an “A+” rating from the uncompromising Gun Owners of America and an “A” rating from the NRA. He earned such ratings by introducing and supporting legislation friendly to gun owners. (Romney is rated D- by GOA and B by NRA).
www.iowaindependent.com/59766/gun-owners-for-ron-paul-rolled...
http://gunowners.org/2012presidential.htm
www.wnd.com/2012/04/romney-defends-gun-rights-at-nra

2013, Dollar Crisis, Race Riots, 2016, America is Giant Gulag

2013 - War with Iran, Syria...

Dollar crisis. Massive race riots. Millions Women, children, elders, will be victims.

Open Border Socialists and libertarians, both are flooding America with 3rd world.

America will become a giant open border gulag.

Whites will die out.

Dark future ahead.

BestRonPaulVideo, Totalitarianism http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIdBuK7_g3M#t=28m28s
BestVideo, Political Correctness http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tz8pzG02oxU#t=19s
Bestbook, Totalitarianism, http://www.amazon.com/dp/0759672229

Pffft. Quitter.

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"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience"—Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Why not post this in say RMoney's FB Page and witness a...

MASS EXODUS of RMoney's supporters overnight.

Rmoney$

has a face book page? Invade it!

Brilliant!! One question though...you must be a Psych Major, if

not a Psych...General. :)

Absolutely...

Brilliant! :)

Initially Hard to imagine from the title but then ..
BAM! It takes you to the wittiest most well thought out response to
all the real BS of Romneys candidacy we here everyday!

NO ONE BUT RON PAUL 2012!!!

No One But Ron Paul 2012!
MindyNYC

Hahahahaaha!!!

Absolutely perfect!

Best.. post.. ever.

Greatest part is that some Romney droid is likely going to pick this up and run around the room screaming "PAULBOTS ARE FINALLY RESPECTING OUR AUTHORITAH!!!"

Even Better,

I'd like to see this as a mailer *if* Romney get the nomination. Perhaps I'll print out a copy and post it on a few republican doors in town.

People who are stil getting out the vote in CA and elsewhere might find this useful for their tables near polling places on June 5th, maybe set up two tables - one for Ron Paul supporters, and one for those voting for or endorsing Romney, but then just have this and it's like available at the Romney table.

You had me going Spacehabitats! ;-)

I'm sure you can imagine my response as well as others on here. For me, I created new swear words just for you after reading your headline before continuing on with your story, but now you have forced me to fall upon my knees and pay Homage to you. This is one of the best articles I have read in a long while, Thank You. I hope you don't mind, I posted your story on Beforeitsnews.com under Politics, titled "WTF? Paul supporter turned Redcoat, goes for Mitt Romney! LMAO"

I'm convinced more now than ever that without us Obama wins again!

NO Paul, No Vote ...good luck with Obama again!!!

Just another sellout.

Just another sellout.

ha...

didn't feel like reading it?

I use Blue Wave, but don't expect one of THEIR silly taglines.

I read it. It is the rhetoric

I read it. It is the rhetoric used by Romney sellouts and how ridiculous it is. I was not calling the author a sellout I was calling the rhetoric what the typical sellout uses. Sorry if you didn't get the meaning.

WOW

that was excellent too! This is great - love the humor. This is a good time. Thanks for sharing.

Could I repost this on my blog?

My sides are hurting!!! :)

Until the Election is Won!
Chaplain Steve
Ron Paul - Lion of the Constitution

My mind raced and

I went like "Oh Nooo! Not spacehabitats!!!" "Oh, wtf..." "Oh for jebus sake" *grin*

Finally some complaceny!

YES! EXACTLY! IT IS NOT ABOUT LIBERTY! IT IS ABOUT COMPLACENCY!

Finally someone who gets it. ;)

RON PAUL 2012!!!!

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