It’s only April, and the hyperbole and bots have left me at the point I don’t want to hear about Romney anymore. Not that I could ever stand him, but it’s just decided at this point. This is bad news for me, because he’s the likely nominee and most likely giver of the coveted concession speech this November. Despite this, there are larger issues to consider.
I mentioned a better Plan B before and it’s time to put my admittedly tiny blog where my keyboard is. If anyone out there feels the same way I do and is thinking of staying home in November because of Romney, it’s time you started thinking exclusively about those conservatives who actually tried to help you. They don’t deserve to be drowned out in the noise of another RINO/liberal contest, so it’s time to try something new. Starting now, I’m just going to forget Romney exists and write accordingly.
Outside of the occasional response if someone else doesn’t like what I’m doing, there will be no mention of Romney here through the 7th of November 2012. I will not add to the volume of the industrial strength hyperbole I’ve heard so far, attempt to spin his record in any way, or observe any restrictions on Obama bashing with the exception of the Birther issue. There will be no browbeating memes like childish / narcissistic / it’s your fault if the liberal doesn’t defeat the other liberal / whatnot. There will be no calls to fundraise or volunteer for the man. I’m not even going to ask you to vote for him, nor will his bots come here and do any of this in my stead.
Here’s the giant counterintuitive reason why: You need to show up in November.
No, Romney isn’t worth the trouble, but he’s not the only one on the ballot. People like Governor Walker still need your help. Redistricting has left a few conservatives like Congressman West scrambling to win re-election in new places after the shuffle. DeMint’s group is still trying to get conservative Senators elected. None of this stops because of the guy at the top of the ticket.
Can’t stand Romney? Vote around him. They have write-in blocks and third parties for that. But don’t go so numb over this latest nomination farce that you discard those who have fought for you or at least legitimately tried. They do deserve your vote and support..
One final note. I apologize in advance for any inconvenience moderating all comments through November 7th may cause. I never received many anyway courtesy of my blog’s small size so it shouldn’t be a problem. I’d be happy to hear from you if you think a conservative candidate getting lost in the shuffle needs to be brought to everyone’s attention, but it may take a bit for your comment to appear. It’s crude, but I’m the only reliable filter against RINO shrill. Plus, as the status quo isn’t removing the RINOs any faster I’m going to indulge some curiosity and see if decoupling conservative activism from RINO noise has any positive effect.
If nothing else, it’s long overdue that someone had a go at it.