At 1/18/12 04:15 AM, VigilanteNighthawk wrote:
I have a somewhat different question. Presuming Romney wins the nomination, how does this play out? On past policy, I'm having difficulty finding any significant differences between him and Obama. How are the far right factions of the party, especially the Tea Party, going to react? One of the biggest complaints by the right is "Obamacare", but Romney's Mass. plan was basically the prototype. Will the Tea Party line up behind Romney because he's the Republican's horse, or will they split off and try to elect someone more in line with their ideology?
I'm not so sure. Romney is a tough nut to crack really, but to sum things up:
Romney is full of himself. He's not sure WHAT he believes. Years ago you could almost consider him a progressive moderate, now he's a right wing conservative. The dude is a conflicted fellow.
He tries to appeal to conservatives because he's a mormon, and most of his supporters are republican. Also, campaign contributions, and money. He's a two-faced liar. He has no real political barrier.
We're talking about the guy who bought up, and gutted smaller companies, and this just shows his political strategy: he will stop at nothing to win, and he will change his entire political ideology if it'll make him a millionaire, or president.
He is nothing like Obama, because you don't see his reasons for passing/proposing that legislation. He is right when he said,"it was for michigan but wouldn't work for the whole country and yadda yadda" But not for the reasons you'd think. He did that to gain support in his state. He probably doesn't personally care or support it himself, he just did it at the time to stay governor.
He is the kind of guy who will do anything to gain support. He will even go against shit he used to support in the past if it'll gain him votes. Give him a cigar and a fidora, because Romney is one bad motherfucker, and I mean baaaaadddd. Probably'd disown his own grandmother if it'd get him elected.
To be honest, if the Tea Party doesn't back Romney, I don't see how he stands a chance. He isn't different enough from Obama to really sway anyone who isn't undecided, so becomes at best a contest of who you like better.
Eh, even if they back him, I don't think he'll win. But I've been surprised before. I mean, back when the tea party was formed I was like,"there's no way these people are going to be taken seriously" and now look at them. They've hi-jacked congress.
I still don't think he'll win, though. I do think he'll be the nominee, though.
In fact, it wouldn't surprise me if many independents either sit home or vote third party this election.
Y'know, I've wondered whether third party voters are even counted, considering third party candidates are virtually unheard of. I'm probably wrong, but I've had my suspicions about this for a while now.
If the Tea Party goes their own way, it will just end up draining votes from Romney. Even with the Tea Party, I still have my doubts that Romney will win. I'm not particularly excited about 4 more years of Obama, but I don't see how someone who is effectively his clone is going to unseat him.
Again, not a clone. A two-faced jigger who would stop at nothing to get power. A power-monger. I mean, all politicians lie, but at least Obama hasn't completely switched gears on us yet. Rick Perry was surprisingly right about something for a change, when he said, "what mitt romney are we voting for? Is it the mitt romney who supported obamacare, or the mitt romney who is now against it?" Well, he stuttered and mumbled it, but he wasn't far off the mark.
Romney will do anything to get what he wants, and that includes stabbing his own cronies in the back. He is two-faced. He went from being a moderate, borderline liberal, to being a far right conservative. You don't do that unless you're desperate, and will stop at nothing to win, even if that includes alienating people, I'm sure.
He is only against Obamacare because Obama is competition. He will do anything to distance himself from the president, so that he can usurp his position for himself. If that isn't the definition of a backstabber, I don't know what is.
Now, I'm not particularly excited about Obama either, but I can tell you compared to the other candidates, he's still our best bet. The rest of them will cripple America. Completely cripple her, and it will be like 1930s all over again, only possibly worse this time. Obama is our only hope at this point, and it's all riding on him. If he can't do it, no one can, really. I hate to say it, but it's true.