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Old 11-05-2012, 02:56 PM  
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So after a fairly long period of dithering, I'm going to vote for Romney and, less surprisingly, Scott Brown. The vote for Romney is, of course, wasted, as Massachusetts will go into Obama's column.

I could go on and on as to why, but essentially it boils down to this -- I've long stated that I want moderate candidates who have a more business-like approach to running government. I want them to be fiscally conservative and socially liberal. Under the current circumstances, I think it's even more important that we start being fiscally conservative (though not in a dramatic fashion such that the tepid recovery is undermined), and pro-business in order to encourage growth. I also cross my fingers that Mitt won't simply cave to the religious right and social conservatives to keep them in line. I know that his personal policies on such matters are, well, wishy-washy at best.

In voting for Romney, I'm not really rejecting Obama, as I don't think he's done such a bad job. He's had brutal circumstances, etc. I just think Mitt is the better candidate under the current circumstances.

And, frankly, I sorta feel like if I don't vote for Romney, then I might as well just admit I'd never vote for a Republican for POTUS. Usually their candidate is further to the right than I am comfortable with. Having nominated a more moderate candidate, I should reward that effort. Or something like that.

As for Brown, it's a relatively moderate Republican versus a die-hard liberal. I'll take the moderate.
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Old 11-05-2012, 03:59 PM   #16
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Old 11-05-2012, 04:03 PM   #17
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Amno, your vote counts. If Romney were to win the ec, and lose the popular vote, then it would lessen the governing mandate. That is reason alone to feel like it counts. Furthermore, if Senator Brown can win in Mass, anything is possible.
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Old 11-05-2012, 04:05 PM   #18
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Scott Brown is what I consider a "check pants Republican" but he is the best choice up there.

Good job, it's always great to get yankees to vote red
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Old 11-05-2012, 04:05 PM   #19
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My fear, Amno, is that your vote rewards the Republican Party for its total obstinence and refusal to work with the President.

I fear your vote further reinforces that that's how the GOP should function during Democratic administrations.
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Old 11-05-2012, 04:07 PM   #20
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My fear, Amno, is that your vote rewards the Republican Party for its total obstinence and refusal to work with the President.

I fear your vote further reinforces that that's how the GOP should function during Democratic administrations.
Republicans would be glad to work with Obama if everything he wants them to work with him on did not have a trillion dollar price tag on it.
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Old 11-05-2012, 04:08 PM   #21
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How much did Obama work with the Republicans when he had the house and the senate? Did he try to work with them?
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Old 11-05-2012, 04:08 PM   #22
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My fear, Amno, is that your vote rewards the Republican Party for its total obstinence and refusal to work with the President.

I fear your vote further reinforces that that's how the GOP should function during Democratic administrations.


Are you serious?
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Old 11-05-2012, 04:22 PM   #23
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Amnorix, I am mildy impressed. Not because you are voting for Romney at face value but that you agree that we need some real business experience in the White House at this time.
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Old 11-05-2012, 04:22 PM   #24
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My fear, Amno, is that your vote rewards the Republican Party for its total obstinence and refusal to work with the President.

I fear your vote further reinforces that that's how the GOP should function during Democratic administrations.
By refusing to work do you mean like how Harry Reid came out the other day and said the Dems will refuse to work with Romney if he is elected?
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Old 11-05-2012, 04:33 PM   #25
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Republicans would be glad to work with Obama if everything he wants them to work with him on did not have a trillion dollar price tag on it.
Yeah, if it has a trillion dollar price tag, they want it to be an R proposal.

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Old 11-05-2012, 04:35 PM   #26
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By refusing to work do you mean like how Harry Reid came out the other day and said the Dems will refuse to work with Romney if he is elected?
Yeah, he never said that.
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Hilarious.
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How much did Obama work with the Republicans when he had the house and the senate? Did he try to work with them?
Takes two to work.

He did his end. The GOP spent his first two years running away from positions they previously held to avoid working with him.
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Takes two to work.

He did his end. The GOP spent his first two years running away from positions they previously held to avoid working with him.
Dude, he had the house and senate the first two years, what good did it do to run away?
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