Why I'm Voting for RomneySubmitted by JosiahWampfler on Fri, 11/02/2012 - 10:35
I came to know Ron Paul and latch on to his message in 2010. I've read almost all of his books, been lucky enough to see him speak, donated hundreds to his campaign and have spent countless hours on the Daily Paul and watching Youtube clips of Dr. Paul. Like many in the Liberty community, I am a former neo-con who thought Paul was a cook during 2008. I classify myself as a Libertarian, though I believe that infiltrating the Republican party is the best option for our community.
This election, when Romney accepted the nomination I felt sick. I had fought hard for Ron Paul and I didn't want anyone but him to be president. For months I was set on either writing Ron Paul in or voting for Gary Johnson. To be honest, I wish I still could justify doing those things.
When Wisconsin fully changed to a legitimate swing state, I knew that my vote and my family's votes counted more than ever before. In a state that has overwhelmingly gone democrat, our chances to turn the state red are greatest this year.
Now, I know there will be some troll in the comments section that lists off all of the unconstitutional things that Romney supports. To you a say this, "I KNOW!" I've done the research for months and both Romney and Obama support many of the same unconstitutional ideas, but the reality is this: One of the two men will get elected.
I also know someone will say "Voting for the lesser of two evils is still evil." Again, I KNOW! I am in no way enthusiastic about casting my ballot for Mitt Romney, but I see it as the best outcome of the two we are looking at.
Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are the not the perfect candidates, they are not even that good at all, but I do believe they are better than Obama, especially an Obama that does not have to worry about re-election. President Obama has shown such a disdain for the free market and such a lack of respect for the constitution that I believe a second term would be too detrimental to our country.
Romney will be a bad president, but I do not believe he will be as bad as Obama. I believe he does hold free market values, even if they aren't as steadfast as Ron Paul's, and in the event of a collapse I would rather have Romney in the oval office than the socialist swine that is Barack Obama.
If I lived in California or New York, you can bet I'd be casting my vote for Gary Johnson. In Wisconsin though, I feel I must use my opportunity to make sure that Obama does not get a second term. I do not expect most of you to agree with me and I would encourage those in the non-swing states to vote for Gary Johnson in droves! I would just ask my critics to be understanding of my position and to keep the debate civil. The liberty movement is build on freedom and conversation, lets have that conversation.