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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

We Must Embrace Our “Russian Allies” To Win Against Obama

Here’s the Nonsense:  Mitt Romney is not the candidate we preferred so we’re either going to write in someone else or not vote at all.

Here’s the Horse Sense:  The future of America as we know it is at stake in this election.  It’s time to set aside differences and embrace those with similar goals to win the election.

Many libertarian and conservative voters are not thrilled with Romney as their choice against President Obama in the election.  They are determined to “make a statement” by either not voting or writing in someone else on the ballot.  Some of them even go so far as equating Romney to some form of evil, which is a big stretch away from reality.  What they don’t realize is how dangerous a second term with President Obama would be for America.  They don’t realize the entire face of America would change in everything from politics to prosperity to freedoms.  They need to learn that sometimes we must embrace those we don't totally agree with, even if we have to see them as our “Russian Allies” needed to win the war.

In my new book, No Tomorrows: How To Halt America’s Imminent Collapse And Return To The American Dream – And Why It Must Start With The 2012 Elections, I define the 3 core problems that must be fixed to save America and then I show how to fix them.  As I talk about them I also address what to do when the candidates you have to choose from are not exactly what you’d hoped for. 

Usually people should vote their conscience and support the person they believe is best for the job, even if that person has absolutely no chance of winning.  However, there are times that the threat against America is so great that we must set aside personal feelings and choose to vote on the defense.  We cannot be idealistic at those times, we must be practical.  In other words, we must make sure that the candidate who is out to destroy America as we know it does not win and that may have to be done by being an ally to people and candidates with which we don’t fully agree.  

It is every bit the same as in World War II when we had to choose an ally in the Russians to defeat the Nazis, even though we disagreed with the Russians and knew they would not last long term as allies.  We realized that our first goal was to defeat the immediate threat (the Nazis) and after that was accomplished then we could deal with the Russians (the Communists).  This election presents that very same situation to us today, although there's no evidence that Romney has any evil intentions as the Russian Communists did.

The other day a friend called me and was quite upset about the election.  She said that she was very angry with the establishment Republicans for forcing their candidate, Mitt Romney, on voters.  She told me that she was planning on writing in the candidate that she liked in the primaries to “make a statement.”  I asked her who she was making the statement to and she said it was to the establishment Republicans.  I told her that it will mean nothing to them.  They won’t care and will only see you as a fool wasting your vote.  They will hear conservatives when we work hard to get good, solid congressional candidates elected to support conservative positions on issues.  That will have far more effect on them and impact on the future of America than throwing your vote away with a write-in that will do nothing. 

In the meantime we must get victory over the left now so that we’ll have a chance to deal with the establishment Republicans later.  Even if you have to look at the establishment Republicans as “Russian allies” and work with them to get control of Washington, that is what must be done.  We can deal with our “Russian allies” after the election to support conservative positions and win the “cold war” between the conservatives and the establishment Republicans. 

It’s time to band together and support the Republican candidate now so that we’ll be able to move this country forward later.