For all of you Republicans out there, how do you feel about Romney?

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  1. aykianink profile image61
    aykianinkposted 8 years ago

    For all of you Republicans out there, how do you feel about Romney?

    I am genuinely curious about this.  I know initially, the point of view people had was "We hate him the least" of the 7 of 8 people Repubilcans can choose from.  Is it a vote FOR Romney, or is it just an anti-Obama vote?  Could it have been Obama versus a shoe and the votes would be the same for you?

  2. NotPC profile image60
    NotPCposted 8 years ago

    Personally I am not political at all but I live in an area that is highly Republican and I can say 100% that their vote for Romney isn't so much a vote for Romney, but a vote against Obama. They would never admit that outside of close friends of course.

    In a more self-fulfilling manner, voting for Romney means they can blame their financial hardship from the past few years on Obama, whether that holds any real bearing is somewhat debatable I suppose. Just don't ask Jim Lehrer to moderate that one!

    1. aykianink profile image61
      aykianinkposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Surprisingly few seem to be willing to say this, but that is how it seems.

    2. LetitiaFT profile image83
      LetitiaFTposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Somewhat debatable? 350,000 jobs lost in the last 6 months of Bush's office. I know a high-level banker, a former Republican, who said everyday then he wondered if it was the last money would come out of a teller. We'v come a long way, just not fast.

  3. tsadjatko profile image67
    tsadjatkoposted 8 years ago

    Maybe this tells you how we feel about Romney now: http://s1.hubimg.com/u/7233472_f520.jpg

    1. aykianink profile image61
      aykianinkposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I wanted to go through this without being clearly on one side or the other, so I have nothing to say on this one.

  4. aykianink profile image61
    aykianinkposted 8 years ago

    I remember back when it was Obama vs. Hillary Clinton.  I had some friends who were trying to rally people for Obama.  So I asked them, why do you like Obama?  Then they reveal, they could care less really.  They're just anti-Hillary.  Sure seemed like a waste of a vote.

    1. tsadjatko profile image67
      tsadjatkoposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah, Hillary is doing a bang up job as secretary of state! Haven't had a dead ambassador since1979 and the US is more hated throughout the world than any time  in history..

    2. NotPC profile image60
      NotPCposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Waste of a vote? Nah, if it's not one reason it's another.

  5. The Frog Prince profile image80
    The Frog Princeposted 8 years ago

    I'm an Independent myself and the choice to me is clear.  I'll take a free market guy over a socialist any day.  Obama hid himself well but has now been exposed for the incompetent he is.

    1. aykianink profile image61
      aykianinkposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I'd love to start a new 'thread' on this, but I won't:  Do you feel that you can trust Romney?

  6. LandmarkWealth profile image72
    LandmarkWealthposted 8 years ago

    I am a registered conservative, but since the name on the ticket will be the same, I will tell you that I am fairly supportive of him as a candidate.  He does not meet with my ideals as a social conservative.  However that is less important to me, as I believe the values we instill in our children should not come from gov't anyway.

    Fiscally speaking I think he will be the most responsible President in some time.  His track record as a turnaround specialist has been extrodinary.  He is a natural leader and an extremely intelligent man.  My biggest concern is if a Romney win coincides with republicans taking control of both houses of congress.  One party control all to often leads to an abandoning of principles to provide favors for those in your own party.

    On Foreign policy it is hard to believe he could be weaker than Obama.  Then again neither could Neville Chamberlain.  So I see no downside.

    For the problems we face, he is the most qualfied of anybody running in either the general election or the primary.  Whether or not he has the fortitide to deal with the onslaught of pending media attacks without compromising what needs to be done remains to be seen.  Unfotunately that was one of Bush's biggest downfalls.  Especially after losing control of congress in 2006.  He seemed tired of media attacks and willing to compromise too much.

    1. aykianink profile image61
      aykianinkposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      When the citizens of a foreign country attack the leader of that particular foreign country, do you consider that a black mark for Obama?

    2. LandmarkWealth profile image72
      LandmarkWealthposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      That depends on the leader and the situation.  In some cases it can be a violent well armed minority attacking an ally. when we don't back our ally's we lose more credibility.

    3. aykianink profile image61
      aykianinkposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      If one man kills another man ten time zones away, is that our 'fault?'  Did we really drop the ball in that case?

    4. LandmarkWealth profile image72
      LandmarkWealthposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Which case...Not backing mubarek was a terrible move.  Yet coming out on behalf of a man like Zelaya.  Totally unexplainable.  That is dropping the ball.

    5. LetitiaFT profile image83
      LetitiaFTposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I hardly think the press was Bush's biggest downfall (at least not old W's, perhaps his father's)

    6. LandmarkWealth profile image72
      LandmarkWealthposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      No his biggest downfall was spending money on new entitlements in order to be better liked.

  7. prektjr.dc profile image84
    prektjr.dcposted 8 years ago

    I like Romney.  I believe he has family values and a strong work ethic.  I think it is time we had a president who KNOWS how to work and run a business, because a government is the biggest business of all.  Originally I was just NObama for Romney, but now I think Romney can do the job better.  I want a president who will RUN the country, not a snob who runs it down and into the ground.

    1. profile image0
      oceansiderposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you prektjr.dc,
      I agree with what you have said here.......we need Romney because he does know how to work hard & run a business and he will actually run the country for the good of the American people!

  8. profile image0
    oceansiderposted 8 years ago

    I like Romney because he will be able to turn things around, because he has integrity, family values, believes in marriage between a man & woman and not between a couple of the same sex (which God says is sin in the scriptures).
    ......Yes, it is a vote for Mitt Romney, definitely!
    .....Obama does not stand for anything that I believe in.....he is not someone I trust, .....and I believe that if he is re-elected, many people will cry....He may be impeached I would think...because there are so many of us that don't want him running our country, because there is no basis for trusting him.

 
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