Last Call

Roll the dice. Vote for the cynical duplicitous liar who is Mitt Romney if you really believe he might accidently do something right in response to prevailing winds. It’s a respectable reason to give him a shot.

But for the love of heaven, do not lie to yourself or others by degrading the English language that this guy is “prolife” after all he has done to make clear just how much contempt he has for prolifers. And when he stabs you in the back, do *not* act surprised or disappointed. You were warned–multiple times–by Mitt.

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  • I say again: he’s been perfectly consistent because he’s working from the Mormon standard of what it means to be pro-life, to wit:

    “The Church opposes abortion and counsels its members not to submit to or perform an abortion except in the rare cases where, in the opinion of competent medical counsel, the life or good health of the mother is seriously endangered or where the pregnancy was caused by rape and produces serious emotional trauma in the mother. Even then it should be done only after counseling with the local presiding priesthood authority and after receiving divine confirmation through prayer.”

    Sound familiar? It’s Romney’s position, with different elements of it emphasized at different points in his political career. When it was expedient to be pro-choice, he emphasized that women should have access to abortion. When it was expedient to be pro-life, he emphasized that he opposed abortion. There is a small chance we may see some attempt from Romney to reduce abortion rates in this country, but not much of one.

    You want to know who he is? Look at the pre-political record.

    Ignore everything he says. Look only at what he’s done as a Mormon, as a husband and father, as a businessman, and as a governor.

  • No matter how much we don’t like it, it will either be Obama or Romney who will be sworn in to office in January. We may vote for a 3rd, 4th, or 5th party candidate; and I plan to do so, but if we are praying for a change, Romney will have to be that change.

    I guess the point I’m trying to make is, that we want a change in the state of this country and Romney is the only one who can make that happen- as much as I hate to admit that.

    • I am making a slight addition to my comment. In our democratic republican style of government, we have to rely on our two party system framework for now. And, obviously, God could even use an Obama second term and give him a St. Paul type of conversion.

  • Mark Windsor

    I ended up casting my ballot for Romney.

    I don’t see my individual vote as a deciding factor in anything; it is almost meaningless. Elections are not won by single votes. Votes matter in aggregate only. My vote only gives my wee little bit of assent to be governed by whomever I choose to vote for.

    But as we approach the serious prospect that Obama could win the electoral vote and loose the popular vote, well, to my way of thinking my ballot takes on a different hue. If Obama does win the electoral vote, I wanted one more obvious vote counted toward Obama losing the popular vote. I wanted my vote to say, in its own small way, I do not give my assent to Obama. Yes, I could have done that by writing in Ron Paul, but the message would have been too easily erased by the mainstream media.

    If Romney wins, well, Texas was going for Romney anyway and my one wee vote becomes a meaningless blur. I can sincerely hope that he does less evil than Obama, and have at least a modicum of faith that this hope is not misplaced.

    Politicians lead with power and pride. They will not save this country without bending a knee in humility and submission to Christ.

  • Janet O’Connor

    I myself wrote in Ron Paul’s name for President and I don’t care what the media does this is a matter of principal or conviction. My own conscience tells me that by NOT voting for Romney (who I don’t trust) I will not be a means to intrinsic evil. We can’t do evil that good will come out of it.

  • thomas tucker

    I agree more with Mark Windsor that I do with Janet O’Connor. I think the overall good of the country will be better with Romney as President than Obama as President. A 3rd party vote results in Romney having less of a chance. So, no 3rd party vote for me. There you have it.
    I prefer having more viable parties but it is simply not going to happen without a complete overhaul of our system. And that isn’t going to happen either.

  • thomas tucker

    In support of my view that continuing with Obama will be bad for our contry, I offer you Spengler’s editorial from Asia Times:
    If the link doesn’t work, Google Asia TImes and read his editorial.

  • Ted Seeber

    Doesn’t matter. which is the most accurate poll representation and has picked the last 3 elections, shows Obama with an overwhelming 290+ EV Lead in most scenarios.

    Time to prepare for martyrdom, not for victory.

  • Sam Schmitt

    I have no illusions about Romney being pro-life, but consider that he doesn’t run the government single-handedly. Even Reagan was shot down when he tried to get a sterling pro-life judge on to the Supreme Court (remember Robert Bork?) I don’t believe Romney is going to nominate a secretary of state, who will actively lobby for abortion and gay rights at the UN, for example, or an attorney general who will refuse to uphold DOMA. This matters.