Originally Posted by Literature
If you think Romney is going to be better for the economy, I don't think you should allow your concerns about social conservatism to get in the way. Romney is not quite a social conservative. He's what was formerly called a Rockefeller Republican. If you think the economy will get better under Romney than Obama, you should vote for Romney. That's just my opinion.
That is quite likely what I would do IF I was more certain that Romney would be better for the economy.
Just to be clear, I think there is a VERY high percentage that the economy recovers in the '13'16 timeframe no matter who we elect. Sure, there's plenty that could screw that up -- Europe's woes worsening or, JFC, a dirty bomb in NYC -- but just based on things that are mostly under our control, the economy should improve.
How much more under one versus the other becomes the real question. Is deregulation really a great idea given how badly the banks screwed up so recently? Are the Republicans going to once again "charge" economic growth on the nation's credit card, ignoring the deficit, as they have done in the past?
Frankly, I don't love or hate either candidate, really, so it's a pretty close call for me. Lots of plusses and minuses for both in my book.
Most here view one or the other as the Anti-Christ, but I don't. Claims that Obama is some kind of Anti-American Islamic Socialist are just lunacy.