What if Romney gets the nomination?Submitted by MattWilliams06 on Tue, 08/28/2012 - 11:35
EDIT: Feel free to vocalize your dissent with an actual thought out response, instead of taking the easy way out by down voting and then moving on. Down vote, and then tell me why.
Has anyone considered their actions if Romney "wins" the nomination?
It's fair to say that the RNC will break every rule and play every trick to give Romney the nomination, so it shouldn't be a surprise if he gets it. I hope there is a fight on the floor, and I hope the real delegates give the RNC the biggest possible headache. But, one must consider the very real possibility that Romney walks away with it (as Romney himself said to Ben Swann that he is not worried at all about getting the nomination, therefore there is trickery afoot).
Personally, as soon as the announcement comes out for Romney being the nominee, I am throwing 100% of my support behind Gary Johnson. Johnson endorsed Ron Paul in 2008, and said during one of the debates this cycle that he would choose Ron Paul as his VP. Since then, he dropped off the Republican ticket and is running as a Libertarian with Judge Jim Gray as his VP. GJ and RP have nearly identical platforms and, IMO, GJ is a better debater.
Best of all, he'll be on the ballot in all 50 states.
He'll be in the debates if he gets more support (assuming he is included in polls). The revolution is not about the man, but about the ideas. I believe that with RP getting out of politics, the torch of the revolution falls to Gary Johnson.
But that's just me. I recommend you research GJ yourself and decide what you want to do. Abstaining if Romney gets the nom does nothing, IMO. Supporting GJ and building his base will send a message.