I am.a conservative who doesn’t want a return to Bush era politics. I feel as though Mitt Romney is that sort of choice.
I was a radical Christian when Bush was elected and I voted for him twice, in 2000 and 2004, thinking absurdly that he would bring conservative values back into the country as though voting for someone who will be there 8 years can stop the steamroller of liberal politics by changing how people act. I was an angry and discontented member of the voting public who wanted a domestic agenda. Instead of that I received a fascist war monger.
In all fairness Bush was elected for his domestic agenda not the unnoticed simmering tensions in the middle east which boiled over on Sept 11 2001 and galvanized the west to bring the Muslim nations to ruin. This process by the way is still going on, the Arab Spring is the most recent response the west has had to the old guard in the Arab world.
But back to the issue at hand, the election. Romney is a gateway to republican neo conservatism and will likely be another war president even if Obama brings the troops home from Afghanistan by Christmas. There is simply too much going on in the middle east to safely assume we will have a domestic agenda president in 2012.
And that is why I have decided as a conservative to vote for Obama. He has done well in this so called war on terror, has indicated he will not oppose the Bush era tax cut expiration and most importantly has responded positively to internet freedom initiatives.
Obama brings to the table experience and maturity. Romney is a step backwards into tyranny. I’m voting for Obama in 2012.