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I ended up not voting

Edit: This thread was originally why I was trying to sway people to vote for Romney because it was realistically between him and Obama. I despise both men but my point was that Romney would bring a slower destruction to the US which would give us more time AFTER Romney to fix our problems. Instead people decided to vote in the greater of 2 evils again...


It took me a long time to come to this conclusion especially after the drama at the convention where Romney and the GOP cheated their pants off. I am a supporter of Ron Paul 100% and pray he runs for President again and challenges Mitt in 2016 if he wins. My only fear is that if Obama wins there will be no elections in 2016.

So what led me to being willing to vote for Romney?

Write-in Ron Paul - my reasoning against this is the obviously fact that they simply will not count these votes. You saw how hard they fought against him and cheated in Tampa. Writing-in for Ron Paul is a great thought, but fruitless.

Johnson and other 3rd party - while I was tempted toward this at first I realize that Ron Paul has tried this (even back when politics were somewhat less corrupt) and it didn't work. A lot of political change needs to occur still for 3rd parties to be viable to most Americans. Thankfully this is starting to happen. Right now, there just simply are not yet enough people awake and realizing we are losing our freedoms for them to win. Though it would be amazing if it happened.

Mitt Romney - while I do not listen to the complete BS from FOX or CNN, etc. I do think our country and our freedoms may last a little while longer with him as President. I know that nothing will be improved with him in office my only hope in voting for him and that he wins is that the country will stay on life support instead of drifting off into complete annihilation. I know he is not good for the economy, ultimately, but business men (that listen to FOX) will start hiring again if he's President.

So why not Obama? I hope this is obvious. He is a complete socialist if not a communist at heart. He is the antithesis to freedom and liberty. Were he able ( and he nearly is) he would rip the constitution and your freedoms to pieces without any small regret. He and those who own him care only for power.

Vote how you wish. I am sorrowful that it comes to the lesser of 2 evils once more. I will look forward to 4 years from now where I will hopefully be able to cast my vote for Dr. Paul.


Edit: I ended up having to stay home and care for my disabled wife on election day. I actually made up my mind that I would not vote for Mitt Romney and instead write in Ron Paul out of principle. Just wanted to mention this in case someone reads this in the future.

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Realistically, Ron Paul is

Realistically, Ron Paul is not going to win with my write in. So, I hope Obambi wins. At least our country can only be F'd up for four years. Mitt will have 8 years of torturing us if he wins.


for the minor fascist is the same as voting for the major fascist.

Every Four years its the same story

Your vote is only one vote so why waste it on someone you disagree with. Have some integrity and be positive and vote your conscious. To me it is simple. You think Obama is this evil fascist with all the executive orders so you vote Romney or think Romney is a warmonger who will bring us into WW3. Maybe they both are same. Welcome to the new boss same as the old boss, dont get fooled again. Vote Jill , Gary or Paul. Maybe things have to get even worse before they get better.


Your vote will be

Your vote will be meaningless. If you vote Romney it will not change the results. One vote will not change the outcome of this election. You will simply be adding one more number to a man you don't even like. http://www.economicpolicyjournal.com/2012/11/why-voting-is-f...

Something to consider Vigil4nt.

If you are from California, as the state you selected indicates, then you should know by now that California is blue.... very very very blue. Obama will win easily in California.

So, why not just make "YOUR" vote count for that which you can give your full consent to?

Write-In Ron Paul. Because the only difference it will make is the difference it will make to you.

Romney has ZERO chance in California.

eyes roll...


Wha? .....hey....who stole my country?

How is Obama a communist or

How is Obama a communist or socialist at heart? If he is a socialist, then he is as socialist as any president we have had in the past 40 years.

Plan for eliminating the national debt in 10-20 years:

Overview: http://rolexian.wordpress.com/2010/09/12/my-plan-for-reducin...

Specific cuts; defense spending: http://rolexian.wordpress.com/2011/01/03/more-detailed-look-a

Romney mean WAR WITH IRAN

That would be the dumbest thing anyone could do.

Screw Romney!

The Romney Paid Opperatives are out in full force...

Anyone who even considers voting Romney was never a Ron Paul supporter to begin with. Anyone who cares about Liberty in this country or this movement could never cast a vote for the most anti-liberty, anti-constitution candidate in the history of the GOP.

Romney and Ryan are an embarrassment and a disgrace to this country and everything it was built on. They are the face of crony capitalism and corruption in politics. They are the physical embodiment of everything the Liberty Movement fights against.

Besides the fact that Romney hates everything about Liberty and Freedom and is essentially the Anti-Paul. A Romney win would justify the fraud and cheating that the RNC took part in to steal the nomination from Ron Paul and to block any grassroots movement from ever gaining influence on the elections.

A Romney win would also block any type of Liberty Movement candidate from even running until at least 2020.

While I agree that Obama is one of the worst presidents in modern history, its only 4 more years as opposed to a Romney 8. Romney would not only be bad, but actually much worse for multiple reasons, primarily how his win would damage our movement.

Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.

Oh shut up

Most of you arent even libertarians, stop kidding yourself.

Who made you the authority on who is or is not Libertarian?

Who made you the authority on who is or is not libertarian? You're a clown, stop wasting everyone's time on here with your useless and baseless pandering for the American Embarrassments that are Romney and Ryan.

The Liberty Movement does not just include the Libertarian Party, it's about anyone who respects the constitution the premise of freedom and liberty that has made this country great. There are people in the GOP, Libertarian and even the Democratic party that fit that bill.

Ultimately, Ron Paul's greatest accomplishment is bringing together people from all parties that believe in concepts of Liberty, Freedom and the constitution and motivating and entire generation regardless of class, race or religion to finally stand for something they believe in.

Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.

I feel like I am talking to one of Jerry's kids...

"Anyone who even considers voting Romney was never a Ron Paul supporter to begin with."

Who made you the authority on deciding who is, and who wasnt a Paul supporter?

You delusional fool.

You're not even worth my time to respond...


Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.

Funny huh?

This HAS to be an Obama troll as every letter he types pushes any fence sitters further from like-mindedness. OK, I'm in...OBAMA!

Wha? .....hey....who stole my country?

I don't know where you live

But I sure hope you're not in a swing state. People like you will destroy our momentum. You want Ron to run again in 2016 and you actually think he will be eligible to be nominated? Really! Who did the Dems put up against Obama this year? Duh- just plain dumb is all I can say. A perfect Republican Hack. Too simple to understand the obvious - I'm gonna save my country from Obama! Yeah!!!

Two paths

to get to the same destination. Vote how you wish just don't fool yourself by really believing that one is actually better than the other.

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    I am voting Romney

    The reason, I have a two year commitment to my elected committee seat, which I took a loyalty oath to party and constitution and I have watched Mitts dirty tricks/shenannigans and I look forward to spending my next teo years in my seat writing resolutions explaining how Romney is breaking with the oath he took to the constitution.. I hope to see the rEVOLution in the GOP bloom wide open as we have been through the GOP/RNC BS and if anyone deserves to win, it's us.

    So give us Eomney so we can take Romney to the bank and dump both of them.

    Thank you

    ROMNEY 2012

    Your reasoning on third parties is circular

    I'm not going to tell you how to vote, but your reason for not voting third party is flawed. You're right that things are happening that will make third parties more viable but a huge part of that process is how many votes third parties are getting right now. If GJ gets 5%, it will be a huge improvement and once people see that they will be more convinced of the viability of third parties so in the next election he may get 7% then 10% and so on. So in order to make third parties viable, we need to vote for them now.



    You just became part of the problem.

    When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign: that the dunces are all in confederacy against him. ~J. Swift

    Mormonism weakens Abrahamic grip on Earth

    Mormonism is so obviously fake, the acceptance of it hurts the credibility of the media and other religions, especially the Abrahamic ones.

    That is a reason to vote for Romney.

    Though the democrats seem to be anti religion, they perpetuate abrahamic wars, prophesy, etc. just as much as the gop.

    Millions are dying due to these bloodline-based cults. It's time people stop guving into peer pressure and bullying.

    I still voted for Ron Paul, but wanted to play along with the op.


    More like VACANT.

    As much as I think writing Ron Paul's name in is a worse choice

    than voting for Gary Johnson - it is a MUCH MUCH MUCH BETTER CHOICE than voting for either of the War Party candidates.

    Would you please stop with

    Would you please stop with the "socialist" claim? How is Obama any more socialist than Romney? Did Obama EVER raise taxes? No. Did he bail out big banks AND car companies? Yes. This "socialist" lable is so stupid and frankly speaks of racism. Obama is actually, like Romney, a fascist and corporatist.


    "Will it be the warmongering-welfarist, or the welfarist-warmonger? I can hardly wait. Meanwhile, here's one sure result of this orchestrated festival of democracy: the corporate state will win, and the boobeoisie will adjust the blinders so they are more comfortable. "
    -Lew Rockwell

    Willard can't win.

    The Paul supporters have said that from the beginning. He is the Bob Dole of the 21st Century. You are wasting your vote.

    [F]orce can only settle questions of power, not of right. - Clyde N. Wilson

    Why I peeked out from under my bridge 7 months ago...

    and decided to take a job lying to my fellow citizens for a pay check as I sneeringly joined the DP.

    It took me just a little time to come to this decision especially after dropping out of Grimm High School due to a severe problems with whole-body acne and bad case of Viagra-resistent erectile dysfunction.

    Failing to find gainful employment as a raw pig guts taster at the the local sausage packing facility...my life-long dream. I found myself once again huddled under the I-95 over-pass bridge hoping for the occasional discarded McDonald's bag to chew on...until I one day saw the GOP cheaters on the internets rise to the challenge of suppressing, yet again... others in their country...especially those who resided closer to the middle of the Bell Curve than I...and I knew I just had to get involved...

    I was emboldened that there were others just like me. So I struck out from under my bridge to find them, and to offer my services to their efforts...lying on liberty-minded blogs...pretending that I had an ounce of character that wasn't dipped in liquified pig anus and topped with black-heart flavored tar...tar that I could light ablaze with the flame of "pragmatism"...a flame that would act as a beacon for all dolts to see and follow over a cliff like the lemmings I hold them to be...

    Wha? .....hey....who stole my country?

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    here's a better thread for you to start...

    why i came to the dailypaul and told everybody why i'm voting for the corporatist romnie...

    yes, fool applies here, i reserved that for you!

    its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
    Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
    9/11 Truth.

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    number 1 reason: because i am a fool

    2) because i like taking it up "that way"

    3) because thats what i'm paid to do

    4) because i don't know any better

    5) because "he" knows what's best for me

    6) because NDAA is good for amerika

    7) because the patriot act is good for amerika

    8) because he's a businessman and we need a businessman in the wh (HA!)

    all in all, i'd have to say the 1st reason is the best!

    its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
    Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
    9/11 Truth.


    and '57 was a good year...

    Wha? .....hey....who stole my country?

    I agree OP..

    But go ahead devout Paultards (I do not use that term lightely) and down vote his and my comments. No need debating with a group that have been consumed in believing that its loyalists are worth a damn in an actual election. Vigilant and I are working to fix and rebuild this country, and in order to do this is to put Rand in the best position possible. If Romney is good, Rand gets his ideas and budgets put into law. If Romney sucks, well Rand or someone runs against him-or a third party coalition between libertarians and tea party conservatives arises.

    We all lose if Obama wins. I live in the sucky state of Ohio, and I have passed buses acting as paid shuttles for the Democratic Party-shuttling the lazy and ignorant who want other peoples money to the polling booth, with lunch provided. Its sickening.