The very thought that he has a chance at the presidency is sickening. But if. If...
... Starting in the first debate, he pivoted almost effortlessly to the center, which is where elections are won. If he beats President Barack Obama, it will be because he Etch-A- Sketched his earlier positions and convinced enough people that he would be a moderate president.
Unfortunately, he has little chance of governing that way. We don’t know which Romney will show up on a given day, but we sure know which Republican Party would be in charge in Washington every minute. The Republicans have become the most extreme major political party in generations. They are tolerating Romney’s heresies this month only to gain power. ...Jonathan Alter, Bloomberg
I don't need an excuse to vote for President Obama. But if I did...
If I did, this outlook would scare me right back into Obama column. In fact, that's what I did in early voting the other day. I voted for Obama and, given the option, voting green for all other down-ballot candidates. We can forget about green anything -- in the world, in our pockets -- if the extremists and Romney are in charge.
Environmentally and economically the game will be over.
Then, as Alter goes on to note "there's the Supreme Court."
Of course, there's a faint possibility (33% at most?) that the Dems will take the House. But they have a way better chance of gaining a significant number of seats.