“I am the lesser of two evils.”
And if Romney said the following, I would even campaign for him.
I know I’m not a real Republican. Well, I am a real Republican; what I mean is that I am not a real defender of freedom. I don’t have any political ideas; I just try to be efficient with the ideas that are already out there, like when I created RomneyCare for the idea of socialized medicine, and I try to get ahead personally. I know that’s not enough to save the country, but I think I can make us get worse more slowly, until a better President comes along, because at least I feel America is a good country, though I cannot explain why. I think the country has a chance of surviving with me as President if people on the political Right remember this: Don’t think of me as your leader; think of me as the opposition who at least won’t break the law in opposing you. Don’t go along with things I say or do just because my party affiliation is ‘Republican’. In fact, think of me as a Democrat, but one who will give in like a Republican if you stand your ground. And keep looking for someone better to replace me in four years. And, most of all, don’t let up on your personal preparations in case of a total collapse of civil institutions, because it may be too late to prevent that, unless we had a President who really knew what to do.
In short, I don’t deserve to be an alderman, let alone President. But at least I deserve to be an American. In fact, I’m proud to be a rich, productive American who pays the least amount of tax I can and protects my wealth as best I can, though I’m ashamed to admit it.
As for my running mate–who supported TARP, the bailout of General Motors, and spending ‘cuts’ that are really decreases of increases–how good can he be if he praises me?
Of course, Romney won’t say this. But I’m trying to make a serious point. If a significant number of prominent Romney supporters would say something like the passage above to explain their support for Romney, then I would support Romney. Otherwise, I think I won’t, for the reasons implied in the passage above. A Romney victory would dissipate the opposition to socialism/fascism, bring onto capitalism the blame for the failures of socialism/fascism, and dampen the proper sense of urgency that capitalists now have in preparing for a collapse.