Romney Winning Could Be Good for the Liberty Movement?Submitted by Houckie377 on Fri, 10/12/2012 - 21:27
I think the argument I have heard most is that a Romney win would be worse for the liberty movement than an Obama victory. The logic being the conservative movement as a whole would roll over to any Romney request - much like they did for Bush - and since his policies are the same as Obama's - big gov't would roll and there would be no opposition. However, an Obama presidency would guarantee an engergized conservative opposition - and at least gridlock is better than advancing statism.
However, I was thinking perhaps a Romney win would actually be better for the liberty movement in the long run if a dollar collapse and some serious financial chaos took place during his term. I want to preface that with saying - I dont wish that on our country in anyway - but I think it is inevitable - given the math and the shared consenus that neither Obama or Romney will change current policy much (financially, monetarily, or in foreign policy). Now I suppose chaos under Romney could push people left toward more gov't - but I think it could wake conservatives up to the idea (which they should get at this point - but for some reason do not) that both parties are the same and that nothing changes from one president to the next.
I welcome people's input on this and am curious to see what others think.