Republican Voters: I have one question for you!
This year, as is usually true in an election, there is not a candidate in the Republican primary that I am overly excited about. Don’t get me wrong, I will vote, and I will be an informed voter. I read a lot, I study the debates, I’m a political activist and try to engage in my community in a practical way that makes a difference. I’ve even run for office myself. I’m not passive in any way when it comes to doing what I can for the good of our communities, and ultimately our country. All I am saying is that, after intently studying the players, there is not a particular candidate that stands out in front for me in this election. I can think of a few names that, if they had run, I would be a lot more excited about, but nonetheless, as of today, we have five candidates to select from.
There are things I like about each of them. There are things that I do not like about each of them. Two candidates have already eliminated themselves, I have chosen to eliminate three other candidates for varying reasons, and I am still wrestling with which of the remaining two I will vote for.
I have to say that all five of the remaining men look far better than the man who occupies the White House currently. They would all be a good step in the right direction, comparatively.
And that brings me to my point. I am compelled to ask you a question. I think it is probably the most important question for Republican voters in this election. It does not matter if you have chosen to fly a flag in support of Mit Romney, Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul, Rick Santorum, or Rick Perry. The question is for everyone. It is for me, and for all of you. Please answer it honestly. I would love for you to write your answer in the comments below and to forward this same question to as many people as you can.
Here it is:
When the primary is over, for the good of the country, and to ensure that the most liberal president in the history of our nation is not elected for another four years, will you unite behind the Republican nominee and cast your vote for that person, in an effort to take back the Oval Office in the November general election?
It saddens me, no, it angers me, to hear people say things like, “if my guy doesn’t win, I’m not voting in the general election;” or, “I’ll just write my candidate in.” Even more enraging is the thought that one of the candidates, after failing to acquire enough votes from the American populace to receive a bid of confidence as the party nominee, would even entertain the idea of jumping back in the general election under another party affiliate. Anyone who would do that does not have the good of the country in mind. Furthermore, anyone who knows anything about politics, knows that the only thing that will come out of that, is a split conservative vote, ensuring another four years for Obama. A third party candidate cannot win in a general election! Insanity!
I’m not telling you who to vote for in the primary. Study the issues. Get to know the candidates. Be passionate about the person that you support. Vote for the one that you can most closely identify with. But, do not forget that the real goal in the primary is to determine a candidate who can defeat Obama’s liberal agenda in November. To do that, we must come out of the primary in unity.
Once again, if you are voting in the Republican primary, that’s a great start, but here is the question that is of utmost importance: Will you support the chosen Republican nominee and help us win back the White House?
If not, I’m sorry to say, you are the problem in America.
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