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Re: Sarah Palin 'believed Queen was in charge of British forces in Iraq'
Posted by JayMan on Sun Mar 18 09:51:11 2012, in response to Re: Sarah Palin 'believed Queen was in charge of British forces in Iraq', posted by GP38/R42 Chris on Sun Mar 18 07:35:28 2012.Some of us can actually calculate probabilities and use those probabilities to guide us in making decisions. It is why some people are better gamblers than others.
If Santorum were to become the nominee, he would have essentially zero chance of becoming president. No one remotely moderate would vote for him and Democrats would be out in force to ensure he didn't win.
Romney on the other hand has a much better chance of winning the election (although I think even his chance is still quite small). Romney winning would ultimately be a bad thing. While he is certainly a bright guy (probably quite a bit smarter than I initially gave him credit for), Republicans have repeatedly demonstrated their poorer ability to manage the economy, primarily because their fundamental belief—give all the money to the rich where it will trickle down—is wrong. It's unlikely Romney would be as an effective military leader as Obama (who did kill Osama bin Laden, among many others), and it's not clear what additional conflicts he'd get us into. Worse still, the damage Romney himself would inflict as President pales in comparison to what the Republican establishment could do under him. The Republican congress could run amok under Romney with one crazy bill after another, which Romney would sign due to party pressure. As well, he would likely have an opportunity to nominate a few more Supreme Court Justices to a court that's already pretty conservative. God only can imagine what damage a right-wing court could do for years to come.
If Romney was representative of the Republican establishment, his election wouldn't be too bad. But, unfortunately, he's not; he's a lot saner than most of the people in his party. So, no, in contrast with Spider-Pig, I don't view Romney as an acceptable alternative to Obama, and it is important to do whatever it takes to stop him.