I'm so pleased to be able to share these wise thoughts with you regarding the 2012 general election from a good friend of mine, David Tobit. Comments and questions are welcomed to we can all start talking about this.
For past conversations, I
think everyone knows I've argued the point that we must vote for Romney
because he is the better alternative and that any vote for anyone other
than Romney is a vote for Obama. I've cited the Ross Perrot anecdote
As of late, I'm considering that I may have been wrong. I
think the GOP used fear the same way the Dems do. "Anyone is better
than Obama, so here, we will push this moderate Romney, and know you'll
vote for him because we've convinced you that as bad as it is, it will
get worse unless you vote the Dem out." But, what if we do all vote for
Romney (who no one is crazy about), and then he loses, and then in 2016,
it's say, Romney vs Pelosi, and once again, we all feel we have to vote
for mediocrity out of fear of the alternative. When do we stop, and
demand that we deserve better?
There is no good time to
change. Ron Paul is different than Perrot because Perrot was alone, no
momentum. Ron Paul is the embodiment of a cause that started after the 2008
midterms and hasn't slowed down since.
I believe in economics, and
free markets correct themselves. The only way the GOP will ever chose a
Constitutionalist like Ron Paul is if they realize that unless they do, they
don't get the conservative vote. Let them lose a few times while we
vote for people who love, follow and uphold our Constitution, and the GOP
will either change and accept us, or we will grow and become a dominant
party. If we play right into their Fear Tactics, that it's going to be
catastrophic unless we vote GOP, things will never change.
Look, Romney will be better than Obama. If Romney is captain of the
ship, the ship will be run more efficiently, the service will be better
onboard, and the people inboard will have a better time and more money
while on the ship. However, neither Obama nor Romney is going to
drastically change the ships course. We're headed for the iceberg either
way. Unless someone turns the whole thing around and heads back to its
origin. And that's the constitutionalist movement.