By Roger F. Gay (Twitter: @rogerfgay)
I've written several articles already that started by mentioning the age old scam of presuming a party nominee for us and then telling us we have no choice but to support the “presumptive” (meaning what I'm about to write is not proven, not established as fact) “lesser of two evils.” This year we face a particularly egregious effort to herd us all back to the RINO ranch.
The most obvious, striking, and consistent thing about Republican voters has been their dislike of Mitt Romney. “Not-Romney” voters outnumber Romney supporters. Real Romney supporters appear to number in the tens of paid campaign staff, and they're only onboard until the paychecks stop. Particularly painful is that his status as “presumptive nominee” has just as consistently been marred by clear evidence of election fraud. If you are a sleeper that should give you a hint – Romney's just as crooked as Obama.
The “tipping point” that caused me to write this article was a comment by an apparent “sleeper”. (We keep telling people they need to wake up.) “Doesn't matter if you think he is good enough or not,” he wrote. “He is the candidate we have.”
Aside from the fact that Mitt Romney is not the only candidate that we have, I submit that IF he does become the Republican nominee, he's not “our” nominee and it's not “our” problem. For those of you who caved early, or are caving now, you made the bed – go ahead and sleep in it. Not my problem.
Ron Paul supporters, and others, have been presenting you with the facts for months. Conservatives don't like Romney. Independents don't like Romney. Although Romney is every bit as far left as Barack Obama, he's not going to succeed in stealing the D-party faithful from him. (Obama's election fraud machine is ever so much greater than Romney's – being run on public money and all.)
Your great fear of Barack Obama isn't shared by everyone. Sure, I don't want him to be president. I never did. There are people who don't want him to have another four years in the office. But just ask yourself this. If you believe you can convince a lot of people that Mitt Romney is ok, then don't you think it's obvious that a lot of other people can be convinced that Barack Obama is ok too?
As we've said, repeatedly, it's not enough that Obama is bad, mmkay. To defeat him in an election, the real trick is to present a better candidate. Mitt Romney is not better. Putting an R behind his name doesn't fix it. Giving him the Republican Party nomination doesn't fix it. Chosing a more popular but dubious running mate doesn't fix it. (He or she would have to be dubious if willing to team up with Mitt Romney.)
Letting Mitt Romney have the Republican nomination is the thing that will give Barack Obama another four years in office. It's not my fault. It's not the fault of all those other people who won't be voting for Mitt Romney. It's your fault for letting him have the nomination.
All that is necessary for evil to triumph, is for good men to do nothing. - Edmund Burke