Romney = Obama
When I say that there is no significant difference between the two candidates I really mean it. The issues that I really care about are not even being addressed; The Bill of Rights, a non-aggressive foreign policy, the fraudulent monetary system and bank bailouts. These issues carry tremendous support across the entire political spectrum. The majority of the people are done with the wars in the middle-east, against the wall-street bailouts, and cherish the bill of rights. Even the smallest gesture in support of this majority, by either candidate, would almost ensure their win. But we're not seeing it, because they are the same on these issues. I actually think, as bad as Obama has been on all of these issues, Mitt might be worse. He didn't even talk about the wars in his nomination speech! They both have convinced the people that the greatest issue facing the nation and world is "job" creation. The whole circus is pathetic and very sad.
Romney Rejects Libertarian Alliance
Over the last few decades libertarians have hung around with the republicans for strategic reasons. Sometimes the rhetoric on limited government, low taxes and spending seem to match up enough that they have been able to benefit politically from the alliance. But in case you missed it, Mitt Romney and the GOP masters did some amazingly horrible, unforgivable, dastardly things during the presidential primary and the National convention. Romney showed no gestures of fellowship or any invitation to work together, in fact just the opposite; blatant cheating and abuse. Now conservatives are calling out the libertarians for throwing tantrums and refusing to vote for Romney. Typical.
If Romney wins, all it will prove is that the GOP can stomp out their own grass roots, in the most atrocious fashion, and STILL the sheep will follow. The dog can bite the master and still get the treat. It encourages bad behavior and being submissive to abuse will not earn respect. March and protest all you want after the fact, if you're not willing to withhold your vote, then you have power to hold anybody's feet to the fire. They will call your bluff every time.
It's a Set Up
The most common reason I hear in support of Mitt Romney is that if Obama gets another four years he will forever destroy the economy. Firstly a financial catastrophe is inevitable. It's going to happen. The cards are already stacked and the people lose. What I see happening, if Romney is elected, is that when the poo hits the fan, "Romney's radical free market policies" will be to blame. Of course this will be an infuriatingly inaccurate accusation because Romney is a total economic fascist (as is Obama), not a free marketeer, but the left is already painting Romney and Ryan as dangerous tax cutting villains and ruthless budget slashers. Mark my words, real free market principles will take the blame in this scenario. Free Market believers (Peter Schiff, Rand Paul) should run far, far away from this as to not leave finger prints at the crime scene.
Secondly, The economy is not, or should not, be based off of government intervention. It actually would work wonderfully on its own. So anything that Obama or Romney claim they will do to make it better is pretty much a lie. All they can really do is dump fresh, borrowed or stolen money into the system, lube it up and give handouts to their choice banks and corporations. That is an unsustainable solution.
The culprit is the banking and monetary system itself. It is dying because it is a bad system not because the managers didn't do a good job. In my opinion, they all have done a great job of ripping off the American people, which is what the system was designed to do. I will be glad to see it die. When the American people finally see what a scam it all is they will change it and try something new. I compare the situation to the Soviet Union circa 1990. Don't be the Soviet Patriot trying to save the system. The system is bad, let it collapse and we'll have a shot at something different on the other side.
No Faith in Politics
Every four to eight years I hear the same thing. "If so-and-so is president, it will be the end of America." (I have a suspicion that this has been going on since the birth of democratic elections.) If you think America is defined by what happens in Washington DC and the state capitols than I don't want your America anyway. The America I think about is one of community, family, innovation, and industry, all rooted in a respect for individualism and freedom. This vision of America does not require government intervention. The intent of the constitution was to protect this natural order, not to manage it.
My reasoning for being involved in politics and elections is to frame the debate, spread a message and take an account of where people's minds are. "Winning" elections and changing legislation will happen naturally as society evolves or devolves. In general the people will get the government they want and deserve. Inserting a different brand of bully into government to tell others how to live is not effective for long term change or desirable; Yet this is how people treat elections, as an opportunity to impose their will on others.
For me, the ideas that are shared during these times are what really cause change. Whoever wins the election is just a measurement of where we are as a society.
So voting for a candidate like Mitt Romney does nothing to accomplish my personal goals of promoting individual rights and peace in the short or long term. This is why I hope Romney Loses because I reject his ideas. I want his ideas to lose. I want the republicans to lose because they stifle new ideas. It will be a wonderful thing to have all of these things lose...and lose and lose some more. Don't put your faith in politicians. Romney cannot "save America" and Obama can't "destroy America" because America is what the People make it.