It continues to amaze me how many Republicans continue to support Mitt Romney. I’m not sure whether its naivete or if they are just that far gone. I think it could be a little of both. It may just be that they like to view the election as the big game and want to put someone in that has the best chance of winning. You got to love those folks, principles are high on their list of positive qualities (dripping sarcasm).
The more I read on Romney the more I am convinced that nothing will improve if he’s elected. I personally think that the only difference between Romney and Obama is that Romney is not a Marxist. It’s like replacing one piece of crap car with another. They both run for a little while, but eventually you’ll end up on the side of the road. Romney reminds me of Nixon in many ways, and once again we are seeing the same fight we saw in the Republican party in the 1970s.
This brings me to the point of my post. I came across this yesterday. It seems that Romney is the darling of the bailout banks and people that helped destroy the economy the first time around. This is his most recent top donor list from the last reporting cycle.
Goldman Sachs, Bank of America, and Citigroup! Now mind you, these contributions come from the organizations members. Remember though, a corporation is not some monolithic entity, but it’s run by human beings with personal values, so it’s not a stretch to say that these donations are coming from the company.
Now Romney has a lot in common with Obama when it comes to this issue. Here is his final list of top donors from 2008.
Now I realize money alone is not enough to disqualify the guy. Positions on issues are. Romney has been inconsistent on global warming, the second amendment, abortion, and marriage. Now the last two really don’t mean much to me in terms of the big picture and choosing a candidate, but the first two sure do. I can’t stand people that won’t own their positions and say what is politically expedient to get elected. I have read in several places that this is exactly how people describe Romney, there is no political position he would stand by if it meant sacrificing voters.
From here on out Mitt Romney will be known as Obamney on Political Meanderings in Clay County Missouri. Furthermore, I am officially on record as saying that I will not support Romney if he is the Republican candidate. I’m fully aware of what that statement means, so save me the trouble of having to approve your comment. The good news is that may not be an issue once Bachmann and Santorum figure out that they’re done. Those supporters will not go to Obamney. He is still struggling to get above 25% nationally, which means that 75% of Republicans don’t like him, so there is some hope. Perry is another candidate that I don’t think is going to make it, too many slip-ups. Perry can’t stand Obamney, so I would expect him to support Cain as well.
Here’s my current order of preference of the Presidential nominees.
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