Christian conservatives say they’ll vote to beat Obama, even if it means supporting Romney
WASHINGTON — Four years ago, evangelicals didn’t rally around John McCain, the Republican nominee who wasn’t their ideal candidate.
This year, many Christian conservatives say the fervor to replace Barack Obama ensures they won’t stay at home, even if it means supporting Mitt Romney.
“Romney is the most liberal of the conservative candidates we have, and he’s not my first choice,” said Tom Cooney of Virginia Beach, Va., a delegate at last week’s Values Voter Summit. “But if he were to get the nomination, I’d vote for him.”
That was the feeling of many attending the political showcase of Christian conservatives. They’re united in the desire to oust the current occupant of the White House, but clearly divided over the best candidate to do it.
For some reason I am seeing the GOP/RNC giving us another case of ‘Take it or leave it’, with IT being Mitt Romney. I am seriously starting to believe that the RNC has already decided that Mitt Romney is their guy, long before we, the voters, have cast so much as ONE real vote in a primary election.
I see the voters, Republican AND Conservative, being given the choice of ‘The Lesser of the Evils’ again, with Romney being that ‘Lesser Evil’, not all that much lesser, but less evil than Barack Hussein Obama.
I posted this on Oct. 6th: Romney to be GOP nominee – Elections no longer required and so far, I haven’t seen nor heard so much as a word from anyone in a position of power within the RNC/GOP that states anything contrary.
So, let me once again show you what Mitt Romney stands for.
This post elicited a bit of response: Pastor says Romney is not a Christian, it brought out the moonbats and hypocrites on both sides of the political spectrum, it caused reactions and name calling on some other blogs that won’t get a link here, and it spawned a few great comments on this blog too. My readers are the best!
For me, it’s not so much about Romney being a Mormon, it’s more like he’s a used car sales guy, the one that says *Trust me* and goes on to tell you how the car was owned by some little old lady that only drove it to Temple and then to Golden Corral once a week.
In other words, and this is strictly MY opinion, Mitt Romney is not someone that I could trust, he strikes me as being a smarmy bastard, Obama Lite.
“The party’s headed for a showdown,” said Dennis Goldford, a political scientist at Drake University in Iowa. “The populist wing thinks the reason Republicans have lost is they weren’t conservative enough, that there’s a big conservative majority out there and if you just get the right guy with the right principles, you’ll awaken it.”
“Romney’s still of the view that elections are run in the center, so that’s the strategic divide within the party,” he said.
Again, in MY opinion, you can’t be too conservative when it comes to politics, but all of this brouhaha about he’s a Mormon, or the he’s a REAL Christian stuff just turns me off. This is not about church or religion, it’s about who is a decent person and who can, and WILL do the best job of putting America back to work and fixing the financial woes we face now.
I am old enough to remember the stir that was raised when John F. Kennedy was elected, I remember how so many were aghast at the fact that Kennedy was a Catholic. Many are now feeling the same way about Romney.
There is NO part of the U.S. Constitution that states the words *A separation of Church and State*, that phrase comes from Thomas Jefferson’s letter to the Danbury Baptists as he mentioned a “wall of separation between church and state”. Maybe there needs to be a separation of *religion and politics*.
I don’t like Mitt Romney, I don’t trust him, not in ANY way, but I will say this, if he is the one that we have foisted off on us in 2012, and the GOP is indicating that he will be, I will support him over Barack Hussein Obama.
I also say this; if the current crop of candidates, ALL of them, is the best the GOP has to offer, we, as a nation, have sunk to a level of decay that may never be reversed.