Would I Vote for Romney?

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I have been asked on more than one occasion if I would vote for Romney to keep Obama out of office for a second term. Here is my answer: 1. I don’t vote unless the candidate is named Ron Paul. 2. Voting for Romney is like voting for Hitler to keep out Stalin or voting for Stalin to keep out Hitler (N.B. I am not comparing Obama or Romney to Hitler or Stalin; they haven’t gotten as many people killed—yet). 3. Romney is, as Lew Rockwell recently wrote, “a corporate statist, a follower of the neocons, a war monger, a welfarist, an advocate of torture, concentration camps, the surveillance state, and the all-powerful presidency.” This means he is just like Gingrich, Santorum, McCain, and Bush. If I were going to vote Republican to keep out Obama, then it would make no difference which Republican jerk was the candidate. 4. I have a greater chance of getting struck by lighting than my vote for Romney against Obama amounting to anything. 5. The lesser of two evils is still evil (and that is assuming that Romney is the lesser of two evils, which is debatable).

7:56 pm on May 16, 2012