who does NOT seem to share my political philosophy (judging from his record). I consider all these factors when voting, and the political philosophy part is weighted most heavily. I do not feel Romney is a bad person; I simply feel he would not be any better as a president than the one we have now. In addition to that, a vote for Romeny would be a reward the Republican party for some very bad behavior, and as Mom, I know very well that rewarding any behavior leads to more of it.
I certainly will be supporting Republicans in many other state and local races. The party shenanigans that have been aimed at getting Romney the nomination do not affect my opinion of all Republican candidates.