I have been watching intently while the Republican Party has conducted the selection process for a Presidential Candidate for the November Election. I never thought that I would witness such a circus event. The Republican Party appears to have lost its direction and identity.
I am not a hardcore liberal, nor do I always vote a straight Democratic Slate. One of my local choices for the State Senate is Dave Argall, a Republican. I will not, however, consider voting for any of the Tea Party candidates or “Blue Dog” Democratic candidates now or in the future.
The Republican choice for the presidential election came as a total surprise to me. Never has the “Grand Old Party” selected such a poor candidate to run for the highest office in the country. I can’t picture Romney as the leader of the free world for obvious reasons. The top ten reasons why I will not vote for Romney are as follows:
1. Romney is a member of a cult (I might as well address that issue first). While many believe that religion is not fair game in politics, I disagree when it pertains to cults. The Mormon Doctrine is based on many far-reaching myths that I will never accept as true products of religion. The Book of Mormons is loaded with fiction, racism, and cultism.
2. Romney cannot be trusted to keep his word. Mitt Romney is the quintessential politician who will tell you whatever you want to hear. I have never seen a presidential candidate backpedal on nearly every position that he takes on key issues. He contradicts himself on a regular basis and seldom will clearly explain his contradictions.
3. Mitt Romney has no connection to mainstream Americans. He has lived a life of wealth and high status. I don’t begrudge his successes, but surely he has never lived in my world.
4. Governor Romney is being controlled by “Big Money”. His views on taxes and the economy will highly benefit the extremely wealthy while eliminating many benefits for those that need help the most. Poor children and the elderly would suffer the most under the Ryan Plan and the Romney proposals for economic change.
5. Social Security and Medicare would be threatened by a Romney Presidency. He supports the Ryan Plan which would do away with Social Security and Medicare as we now know them. Social Security and Medicare are vital to millions of Americans when they reach retirement. Many will face poverty if the programs are eliminated or drastically altered under the Ryan Plan.
6. Romney tells many lies in his statements regarding President Obama. I can respect his disagreements with the President, but I cannot accept the lies that he tells in order to sway voters away from Obama. I have a huge problem with liars.
7. Romney does not respect the many hard working immigrants that have lived and worked in America for decades. He suggests that they should all volunteer to leave the country instead of seeking a way to provide a path to legal residency.
8. Romney knows very little about Foreign Affairs. His views on Russia and Iran are hawkish and are very much like the 1960′s views of the world. Romney’s recent statements regarding China are very divisive and a threat to the profound progress that has been achieved in recent years in our relationship with China.
9. Candidate Romney used bullish, divisive and destructive tactics against members of his own party while bidding for the presidential nomination. During the Primary Debates and Elections, Romney has demonstrated the lowest level of respect and dignity that I have ever witnessed in my lifetime. Such disrespect was always reserved for members of an opposing Party until this election cycle. I am, like many other Americans, totally disgusted with the whole Republican campaign.
10. Quite simply …. I just don’t like Mitt Romney. The Republican Party has let big money buy the nomination for a totally unqualified wannabe. All they need is Sarah Palin to complete the ticket. Big money donors need to taken out of the equation.
I welcome your feedback….please leave a reply (below). Insults against Obama will be ignored and deleted. President Obama will be the subject for a future blog.
I also encourage everyone to vote in the November election. We cannot let ugly politics discourage us from voting.