Obama Voters Who May Vote for Governor Romney: Democrats and Independents

Recently, I extended the invitation to a fellow Californian who will again vote for President Obama. Her name is Pauline Kejmar and she lives in Redlands — she is a Democrat. Her grandson Drew is my son-in-law.

There are still ardent supporters of President Obama and Pauline is one. Through Drew, I asked her if she would give me a TOP 10 list of reasons she believes President Obama is superior to Governor Romney as POTUS and why she plans to support Obama again.

You may ask why I would post subject matter of this type in a grassroots forum such as MittRomneyCentral. My reasoning is that it provides a simple glimpse into the mind of one Democrat and if we are successful here at MRC, we should be able to appeal to the Blue Dog Democrat as well as to the Independent voter (Americans all). To do so, we need to understand their motivations and expectations. I presume that Pauline is far from being a disaffected Democrat as her views below seem to align well with the more liberal wing of the Democrat party.

Governor Huntsman’s likely endorsement of Governor Romney today is the first of four hopefully, which will shift the focus of the campaign away from the Republican competitors to President Obama. WELCOME to any and all supporters of Governor Huntsman and to any of the supporters of Gingrich, Santorum, and Perry who are hoping to join a winning, organized, strong movement to restore America’s standing! Welcome to you!

It is too early to predict of course, but Romney could be on course to beat Reagan’s 1980 win over Carter — impressive indeed. In that race, Reagan won 44 states and 489 electoral votes to Carter’s six states (plus DC) and 49 electoral votes, and America is in far worse shape today. I remember those days. Reagan entered office with a mandate, in part because of Democrats that crossed over to vote for him. By the way, are any of you as sick and tired as I am of hearing Mr. Gingrich invoke the name of Ronald Reagan at every turn? I wish I could ask President Reagan his candid opinion of Gingrich!

President Obama


REQUEST: For any of our readers that voted for Obama who became disillusioned with the direction his lack of leadership has taken America, and who is seriously considering a vote for Governor Romney this time (should he be the Republican nominee), please leave a comment as to why. I may contact you later to invite you to elaborate in a guest post — if you would like.

Following is one Democrat’s opinion as to why President Obama is the superior candidate for POTUS.

By Pauline Kejmar

Ten Reasons why I would vote for Obama over Romney

I. He is better able to bridge the increasing gap between the rich and the poor in this country.

2. He has been very successful in fighting terrorism with the killing of Bin Laden and many other top Al Qaeda leaders and operatives.

3. He fights for consumer financial protection such as regulating credit card fees.

4. He would be less likely to lead us into a armed conflict with Iran using sanctions and cooperation with other allies.

5. He was able to help get Gaddafi out of Libya without using U.S. ground troops.

6. He would be tougher on environmental protection because he believes in global warming.

7. Has a sensible approach to immigration. Illegal immigration numbers have decreased under Obama and deportation of illegal criminals has increased. He has a concern for those young people brought here at an early age to receive a path to legalization.

8. He has brought an end to the nine years of war in Iraq and sent our troops home. He is drawing down in Afghanistan after ten years.

2ND REQUEST: Please leave a comment to this post if you voted for Barack Obama in 2008 but are seriously considering a completely opposite approach by voting for Governor Romney, should he win the nomination. Also, let me know if you would be interested in expounding upon your views and opinions in a guest post to help other readers that have similar concerns. If so, I will contact you via email.

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4 Responses to Obama Voters Who May Vote for Governor Romney: Democrats and Independents

  1. AfricansforRomney says:

    I respect Pauline’s opinion. Unfortunately, under Obama the poor are getting poorer. We’ve the highest unemployment rates among African Americans and Hispanics. The foreign policy under this admin is very muddy. He bombed Libya where we’ve zero business and left Syria, Egypt still in a big mess including Iraq. Well, one point Obama thought Iran is a “tiny” country as too small to be taken seriously as a threat and where’s Iran now??

    That’s fine Obama can take credit Osam’s killing b/s it happend to be in his time. What i don’t understand is that in 2008, Obama was the anti war prez and 3+years later libs are celebrating more drone killings in North Africa, Pakistan, Afghanistan as a # one Obama foreign policy success.
    Romney/Candi Rice ticket!!!

  2. Annette says:

    In the January 16th issue of Weekly Standard Fred Barnes has written an article called “More Conservative Than You Think” He lists all the reasons why he feels Romney is a conservative and puts him to the right of Newt Gingrich. This is significant in that the Weekly Standard has taken an ABR stand towards Romney. Barnes says that Romney has moved more towards the right which I don’t agree with, I think he has always been on the right. Over all it’s good, I wish MRC would print it.

    I think Pauline is taking advantage of DNC talking points. I consider myself a staunch Republican but my sister is a Democrat that voted for Obama and she will again in 2012. We e-mail each other on politics and this is what I think about her view point.

    1) She doesn’t realize the strength and scope of terrorism in the world. She doesn’t think about the rockets being launched into Israel and how Iran fights wars by proxy. She thinks that if we pull out of war, it will go away.

    2) She doesn’t understand the importance of businesses being able to keep more of their own money so that they can reinvest in technology and expansion and hence create jobs. She doesn’t see how a strong private sector is better for the Country as a whole from the poor to the rich. She thinks that when you help the private sector, you are only helping the CEO of large corporations.

    3) Not understanding that Global Warming policies do not help global warming (if there is Global Warming), but hurt our economy which affects our national security which puts us in grave danger.

    Also left wing thinking is that people are changed by their environment and right wing thinking is that people change the environment. So the right thinks corruption exists within people and they will pollute the environment they’re in. But the left thinks the environment will corrupt people (like business). This helps explain why the left thinks that the government should regulate and control.

    I have talked to my sister on these issues again and again and it goes no where. But I think Romney is doing the right thing by staying away from harsh rhetoric and expressing concern for the middle class among other things. He has respect from both sides of the aisle and is considered very presidential.

  3. Russell Gilroy says:

    Obama promised to govern from the center and went stright to the left.
    Obama’s plans to fix the economy don’t work.
    Sick of his “were sorry that were Americans” B/S.

  4. F. Ybarra says:

    Hello, Vic. I supported Obama. I believed he could bring about change as he claimed he would. Fast forward 3 years later and the man I believed would be JFK and MLK all rolled into one, ended up being a disappointment. As Mitt well puts it, he’s “way over his head”.
    Despite any differences I may have with Romney, Economy is priority number one, and in my opinion, the 2 most important roles of government are to protect individual rights and safety at home and abroad and stimulate prosperity. When the economy works, everything else falls into place.
    I believe Romney’s character to be beyond reproach. I also believe him to be highly competent. I don’t subscribe to the liberal hogwash about “vulture capitalism”. A 70% success rate for Bain is nothing short of amazing. About 90% percent of business started don’t become profitable ever. I also believe it to be a lie that Romney can’t appeal to Hispanics. Those of us who came to this country legally have the most to lose by the proliferation of illegal immigration.