by Dr. Ed Berry
At the national level, we have an impostor president who has harmed America. If we re-elect him, he will devastate our economy, eliminate our low-cost energy, make America’s defense second-rate, and make himself our de facto dictator.
Tomorrow, we have one last opportunity to change the course of history that Obama would bring. To change our future, we must vote for Mitt Romney. Like him or not, Romney is our only hope to save our economy and our freedom.
In Montana, we have a many good Republican candidates and one last opportunity to restore Montana’s economy, reduce our taxes, improve our schools, stop federal government intrusion, lower our energy costs, and improve our property values.
The ONLY way we can achieve our goals is to vote all Republican.
Where hangs the balance?
In 2012, the polls show very tight races among Republican and Democratic candidates. A problem in Montana is the potential for some right-wing voters to vote Libertarian or third-party. And there are enough of them to be the tail that wags the American dog, as they proved in 2006.
In 2006, some 10,000 conservatives, or 2.5 percent of the voters, voted Libertarian to send liberal Jon Tester to the US Senate, much to their own devastation. I think most of them have learned their lesson. But we will not know until we see the votes on Wednesday.
Where do our leaders stand?
While each individual has the right to vote privately, those who have taken certain leadership positions have a duty to make their political positions known because people rely on them. In my opinion, those who owe the public their political positions include tea party leaders, clergy and pastors, and media people like me.
I compliment those in leadership positions who make their political positions clear because they give their followers the opportunity to remain or change.
Openness gives us choices.
For example, I will not attend a church where the pastor preaches, “God damn America,” or “there is not a dime’s worth of difference between Republicans and Democrats,” or “don’t vote for the lesser of two evils,” or who disqualify a leader because he does one thing they don’t like, as some did to Rand Paul when he endorsed Mitt Romney.
Nor will I attend a church where the pastor continually bashes America while offering no solutions, no hope, and no faith that we will solve America’s problems.
An example of a good pastor, in my opinion, is Pastor Roger Anghis, whose articles I post on PolyMontana. He is forthright, intelligent, and honest. I encourage you to sign up for his daily political newsletter.
What about tea parties?
In the future, I will not recommend any tea party whose leader has not taken a public position in this 2012 election in favor of Republican candidates. That’s because I will not risk endorsing a leader who is a third-party devotee.
In all states where I have data, the tea parties are supporting Romney and other Republicans … except in Montana. In Montana, maybe half support Romney and Republicans and the rest may support third-party candidates.
There is nothing wrong with having supported Ron Paul. However, there is something wrong if you can’t get over the fact that Romney won the Republican nomination.
As an example, some tea party leaders are Ron Paul devotees who are “pissed off” at the Republican Party for not “treating them fair.” They have chips on their shoulders. Some have threatened to encourage voters to vote Libertarian in 2012, to “teach Republicans a lesson.” They don’t consider they are hurting all America in the process.
Who are the true leaders?
The true leaders are Ron Paul, Rand Paul, Ross Perot, Sheriff Richard Mack, Ken Miller, Neil Livingstone, Jim Lynch, Wayne Allen Root, Jonathan Johnson, Trevor Loudon, Pastor Roger Anghis, Michael Savage, and many more.
They endorse Republican candidates from Romney to Rehberg and Hill in 2012, even though some of them in prior elections endorsed Libertarian or other third-party candidates. They are unanimous in saying the 2012 election is far too important to America to vote for third-party candidates.