Why You Should Vote For RomneySubmitted by Milton on Wed, 08/29/2012 - 18:06
I am just waiting for the anger and vitriol that the headline above is going to cause. Many of us here have decided to turn our frustration and anger on each other. I hope that cooler heads prevail in the days to come.
WHY YOU SHOULD VOTE FOR ROMNEY
I do not like Mitt Romney. I do not agree with 90% of what he says. I do not think he is qualified to be President. I think the attacks against us by his campaign are unforgiveable. Yet I will still likely vote for him.
Recent history shows us a tendency to reelect the incumbent President. Many of us feel the office of the President is already far too powerful. Yet in the case of Reagan, Clinton, and Bush Jr., we see that a lame duck President can more easily execute an unpopular agenda when unrestrained by a reelection campaign.
If you are unhappy with Obama's first term, imagine what he will do if reelected. The gloves come off. Please recall the off camera comments he made to Vladimir Putin, where he said he can be much more accomodative AFTER the reelection.
It is time for us to go back to one term Presidents. Let us not have another lame duck President who has nothing to fear from the electorate. Let us send a message that we will cling to whatever shreds of the democratic process remain while we still have them.
To me, this duty to restrain the power of the Presidency trumps any disagreement I may have with Romney and overcomes any resentment I have for the actions he has taken against us. We need to throw Obama out and then throw Romney out four years later.
Romney is awful, ok I get it. But he is not any worse than Obama. I would rather have a bad president in his first term than a bad president in his second term emboldened by his lame duck status and unrestrained by the need to answer to the people any longer.
This is why I will likely vote for Romney, as painful as it will be for me to do so.
Lastly, before you decide to write a rude, thoughtless, or spiteful comment please understand one thing. I have faced more attacks and hatred from my local GOP in response to my support for Dr. Paul than anything you can throw at me. Please attack my arguments at will but do not attack me personally, I am on your side.