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I didn’t vote for Mitt Romney! And now I’m getting emails and FaceBook posts from folks blaming me and others like me for a second Obama term.

It is our fault, they reason, because we would not compromise our convictions for the sake of political expediency.

The emails, hitting my inbox usually read something like “…good job! You helped President Obama get re-elected to another four year term.”

So is this true? Did those of us who voted for a third party candidate really help Obama win a second term?

According to the Associated Press, in my home state of Virginia candidates listed as “others” (third party or write-in candidates) received a whopping total of 1.4% of the vote.

Obama received 50.8% and Romney 47.8 – a full 3% difference. Do the math! Even if those of us who voted for third party candidates would have cast our lot for Romney, he would have still lost Virginia.

So what about Ohio? Romney got 48.2 and Obama 50.1% with “others” coming in at 1.6%. No matter which way you slice it, even if you add the “others” to Romney’s total – Obama still won by 0.3 percent.

Perhaps your argument might hold up in the State of Florida where Obama received 49.9% and Romney 49.3. All the other candidates combined accounted for 0.9%. So if the 0.9% had voted for Romney, he would have won Florida.

However, this assumes all those voters who fell into the “others” category lean to the right. The “others” category includes the Green Party and the Socialist Party and other lesser-known parties. Not to mention, Obama won re-election even without Florida.

In the end, none of this really matters because, even if Romney had won all these states, Florida, Virginia and Ohio, he would have still lost the election.

Remember those others possible battleground states? They were supposedly up for grabs. It was reported that Romney had a chance at winning them. Well, it was not true. Obama won them handily and he wasn’t even out of breath.

Obama won Colorado by nearly 5% of the vote. In the state of Wisconsin, home of VP nominee Paul Ryan, he won by nearly 7%. Pennsylvania 5.2%. New Hampshire and Iowa Obama won by nearly 6%. New Jersey, home of Gov. Chris Christie, well, Obama smacked Romney down by a whopping 17%. If I were Chris Christie, I would be getting nervous.

So you need to ask yourself, is the reason Romney lost and Obama won because of those of us who voted third party? Or was there a fundamental problem with the candidate the Republicans nominated?

Could part of the blame be the shameful way the GOP treated Ron Paul?

Perhaps it was because the Christian base, which is one of the largest voting blocks in the GOP was ignored by the party and nominated a man who was a high-ranking official in one of the most perverse cults of Christianity ever conceived by the mind of man.

Or maybe the reason could be that the Grand Old Party establishment keeps shoving liberal candidates down our throats all the while trying to convince us they’re really conservatives?

Unfortunately, for them, more and more folks are waking up to this fact.

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  • Jerritte Couture

    Amen.

  • John Cummins

    People view the election as a horse race or football game. They perceive that they are predicting the outcome rather than determining the outcome. One does not vote for the person they think will win… The votes tallied determine (partially) the winner. Furthermore, just because I am registered Republican does not mean the republican candidate nor the GOP for that matter are entitled to my vote. I vote for the best one to represent my views and let God determine the outcome. If more people voted their conscience our elected officials may have consciences. If we comprimise, why in God’s name are we shocked and surprised when those we elect comprimise. People get the governements they deserve…

  • David Carr

    Jesus Christ is King of Kings and Lord of Lords. He rules all the kings of earth until the end of this earth and the new heavens and new earth wherein dwells righteousness.
    Trying to install a lieutentant to King Jesus in the USA or any other country who is not an obedient follower of his King is treasonous.
    We answer to God for our voting.
    He is ruling the nations with a rod of iron and will conquer all who oppose Him. See Psalms 2 and 110, for a starter.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Stuart-Gregory-Metcalf/1024317344 Stuart Gregory Metcalf

    I don’t think it was the “other” voters that cost Romney the election, it was the conservatives that didn’t vote for President AT ALL that could have made the difference. While I agree that Romney was not the best man for president, he certainly would have been better than a second Obama term. We’ve lost our chance to repeal Obamacare, get the “life at conception” amendment to the Constitution, and a kickstarted economy through lower taxes that would have fed thousands of people that may now go hungry. While not a godly man, he was the lesser of two evils. Some say that is still a vote for evil, but here’s how I see it. If the choice was between a shotgun blast to the face or a ball bat to the knee, and you KNOW one or the other is gonna be what everybody gets, whether you vote or not, would not a vote for the ball bat be an exercise of mercy to everyone?

    • Reformed Gene

      Perhaps an exercise of mercy to everyone, but blatant disobedience to God.
      Just where do your priorities lie?

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Stuart-Gregory-Metcalf/1024317344 Stuart Gregory Metcalf

        It’s not a disobedience to God. After all, Jesus said to love our neighbors and do good to everyone. To do nothing and let the worse of two evils fall upon our fellow man is to be disobedient to God.

  • http://twitter.com/purisomniapura Kathleen A. Peck

    The bad news is the election results were rigged. The good news is they were rigged by God. Our goals for a prosperous, thriving economy in a free & capitalist country that affords us all our freedoms to pursue life, liberty & happiness may no longer be in line with God’s goals for America. It may be possible that God’s priorities include a period of spiritual, social & economic darkness & oppression, in order to fulfill His grand plan.
    Ultimately God’s highest goal is the glory of Christ & His word effecting change in the earth. Particularly in His church & the lives of His people ….& if America being free & prosperous doesn’t achieve that, the tide has got to turn. Despite our being confounded at how such a horrible first term resulted in a re-election that will produce another 4 yrs of the same or worse, our faith has to be anchored in nothing or nobody other than God’s sovereignty. Whether we like it or not, Mr. Obama is currently instrumental in bringing God’s will to pass in our country.

    The early church thrived under religious persecution & political oppression of every sort & it would be spiritual arrogance combined with sheer ignorance of the biblical model to assume we’re too privileged in America to benefit from the same!

  • George Babbitt

    The truth hurts, but we heal.

  • http://www.missiontoisrael.org/ Ted R. Weiland

    Ask yourselves: Just how bad do both presidential candidates have to be before you will refuse to participate in the Constitutional Republic’s unbiblical election process by which, according to 1 Timothy 5:22, you become complicit in the crimes of the person you help elect?

    Surely, all of you have limits. What if both candidates according to 1 Timothy 3:16 KJV and 2 John 1:7 were antichrists? What if both candidates were murderers? Surely, if this were true, you wouldn’t vote for the lesser of two evils!?!

    Nothing demonstrates the deplorable state of Christianity more than this election. That Christians would vote for either antichirst or murderer reveals just how far we’ve fallen
    from our true 17th-century Christian roots, when the colonials established their governments upon Yahweh’s morality as codified in His perfect law and altogether righteous judgments (Psalm 19:7-11) and appointed their civil leaders bases upon Biblical qualifications as found in Exodus 18:21, etc.

    I didn’t vote for Romney either but it wasn’t because I voted third party, it was because constitutional elections are entirely unbiblical and because the last 224 years of constitutional elections has only resulted in this nation becoming more ungodly, less Christian, and more enslaved, regardless who’s elected. After every election, Americans eventually have cause for regret (Proverbs 29:2). And yet, every four years, they march right back to the voting booths with eternal hope (or is it merely short-sightedness?) and do it all over again. It’s time we figure out that elections are nothing but a political shell game by which we are always provided the establishment’s choice. Christians need to reconsider trying to salvage our nation via non-Biblical means. America cannot elect her way out of her problems; she must repent her way out.

    Unlike Yahweh’s system, which provides for the appointment of the best of the best – the Constitution compels people to (hopefully) elect the best of the worst (and Obama and Romney are the worst yet). Why would people think that either one of the worst two candidates to date is somehow going to change the previous pattern?

    Constitutional elections also necessitate political parties that are not only unbiblical but whose platforms are invariably ungodly. Political parties are the mechanism by which Christian constituents are offered up on the altar of WE THE PEOPLE.

    • http://www.missiontoisrael.org/ Ted R. Weiland

      There’s a better way. Click on my name, then our website. Go to our Online Book Page, click on the top entry, scroll down to Chapter 5 “Article 2: Executive Usurpation,” and then scroll down to the heading “Elections.”

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=560753834 Paula Coyle

        Interesting that OpenDNS has your website tagged to be blocked for “hate/discrimination”!!

        • http://www.missiontoisrael.org/ Ted R. Weiland

          Those who hate truth inevitably identify purveyors of truth as hateful. Isaiah 5:20.

        • http://www.missiontoisrael.org/ Ted R. Weiland

          Whereas Yahweh’s law is perfect (Psalm 19:7), we are imperfect and, therefore, will always fall short of His mark. But, how much better to begin with Yahweh’s immutable perfection (morality) than with man’s fickle imperfection (immorality) as the standard for every sphere of life?

          Look where we are today because the States did exactly the latter in 1788 with the humanistic (per the Preamble), antichristian (per Article 6), and polytheistic (per Amendment 1) U.S. Constitution. It was, consequently, inevitable that America would find herself teetering on the precipice as she does now.

          Find how much you know about the Constitution in comparison to Yahweh’s morality as codified in His commandments, statutes, and judgments. Take our Constitution Survey and receive a free copy of the 85-page “Primer” of “Bible Law vs. the United States Constitution: The Christian Perspective.” Click on my name and then our website. You’ll find the survey in the right-hand side bar.

        • BOTK

          “The only trouble with your idea is that Israel’s Biblical government didn’t preclude problems. The Constitution *isn’t* a Christian document and wasn’t really ever supposed to be. It’s gonna fail.”
          Really? Please point out to me what makes the constitution non-Christian?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ann-Wilson-Kingsley/100000397000382 Ann Wilson Kingsley

    Thank you for this article! But, you have to take more credit for the Libertarian-Republicans: Both by Rush Limbaugh’s calculations and by mine, over 3 million Republican voters stayed home. This might sound like malarkey; however, we know for sure that Democrats defected to the Republicans by the droves, and Obama’s election results proved they did. But, did you notice that Romney’s election results only better McCain’s 2008 results by a little over 9,000 votes so far? A lot of those Libertarian-Republicans on the web threatened to stay home, and they did. Also, some of us wrote-in for Ron Paul. I did this because I blogged that I would, but I found out after voting my state is one of the ones that doesn’t count write-ins. So in effect, I stayed home from the presidential race, and I am proud to be one of over 3 million who did.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1539276129 Carole Mitchell Lewis

      Lets see how proud you are when you’re living in a communist country with Obama as the dictator. I hope all of you who voted for Obama are happy with choice because it may have been the last time you have the right to vote. Those of you who didn’t vote at all or in your case voted for Ron Paul are just as responsible for what happens to the country as Obama and those who voted for him. Kathleen is right about the election being rigged but possibly not for the reason she said. It was rigged by Obama and his corrupt staff and Soros. He knew he was going to win the day he told the out going Russian president that he would have more flexibility after, HIS ELECTION. He didn’t say the election, he said HIS. I don’t know about anyone else, but that sounds to me like he knew he was going to have another 4 yrs to complete his goal to destroy this country. It makes me sick to know that people like you could have made the difference and you were to full of hate to vote for two men with the knowledge and experience to get our country back. Now it’s lost to a liar, a communist, a muslim and who is solely responsible for the death of 4 American’s who were begging for help. He refused to respond to their pleas so, he let them die. By the way, Obamacare is already taking jobs away from people because their companies don’t want to or can’t afford to keep them on because of Obama’s medical fiasco. I wonder who those who supported him think they are going to get medical care when thousands of doctors either won’t take medicare patients or they just stop working. It’s already happening. Let me just give you an example of how great socialized medicine is. My brother in law lived in Canada. He got liver cancer. He went in the hospital for surgery. He had 85% of his liver removed. He was in ICU for two days and in a regular room for 2 days. He was sent home before he ever had a solid food meal. The evening he got home, he started having pains in his arms so they called 911. The EMT’s came and checked him over, did an ekg and said, he was fine he just needed to go to bed and rest so he did. His wife went in the next morning to check on him and he was dead. They THINK, he had a blood clot that went to his heart. I emphasized, think, because they don’t know for sure. Apparently, they don’t do autopsies under socialized medicine. I wonder if all the people who think they are going to get free medical care from obamacare realize that they have to buy insurance and if they don’t they get fined. The first time it’s $500. and it goes up from there if you don’t get it. No one is going to have free medical and those who depend on medicare and medicaid are gettting screwed because he took millions from them to pay for obamacare. We all are gettig screwed. Thanks to all who were either to stupid to see Obama for what he is or think that their going to get all sorts of free things. Forget it. He got your vote, so he has no use for you anymore.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=560753834 Paula Coyle

        “Lets see how proud you are when you’re living in a communist country with Obama as the dictator.”

        Now, there are people in this world who *actually* live in a dictatorship. And they would gladly live here under Obama. Stop trivializing their suffering by magnifying the evils of Obama. YES he is bad. But I am also glad to have not disobeyed God by voting for someone who justifies the killing of innocent children. The size of the group he wants to allow people to kill is irrelevant. a Murderer is a murderer whether they kill 3 or 3000. What is it that makes murder more evil? the number of people murdered or the number of people justifying the murder?

        • IrateTexan

          Well, let’s just hope one of your female relatives don’t get pregnant and decide they don’t want it and run to get an obamabortion. Because that would make YOU a hypocrit! And by the way, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet about how obama will rule with an iron fist when he gets the go ahead from the REAL “powers that be.” You haven’t seen the real obama…yet. And as for Romney approving of abortion, you’re totally ignorant! I guess he could have done what obama has done and simply unilaterally signed a law, regardless of WHAT HIS CONSTITUENTS WANTED, and outlawed abortion (of course, it wouldn’t have stood anyway). Geez, why am I even wasting my time arguing with a Paulbot? (and for the record, I’ve supported Dr. Paul for many years, but left him this year once Romney was “nominated,” because for better or worse, ROMNEY WAS THE ONE RUNNING AGAINST OBAMA, and I wanted our country to survive to fight another day. So I’ll say it along with everyone else, great job all you “Christians” who stayed home and all you 3rd party voters who “voted your conscience.” I hope your conscience feels real joy as your children and grandchildren suffer at the hands of socialism/communism (socialism is the final step to communism).

  • DWeb

    It is not just you “principled” people that allowed another catastrophic 4 more years, it is also the unpatriotic numbskulls that simply did not vote. 3 million of you. Now try justify those numbers away.

    • amecicana

      Yea, the 3 million that diden’t vote plus the other 1.4 could have put Romney over the top. But after the first debate Romney’s campaign died on him playing it safe and not persueing Obama… In short giving Obama a free pass!
      Labeling Romney’s religon ” one of the most perverse cults of Christianity ever conceived by the mind of man ” by you Jerry Johnson, is in itself perverse!! Not even an ex-mormon like myself or a comment on the left could think up such a disgusting label to put on a religon. Jerry, your a mindless asshole deviate!!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WDG3IVIUPGVHNQMRQWKVF372QA bobt

    All the talk of Im not voting for either democrat or republican they are the same is what killed Romney. These numbers may say one thing, but certainly all that talk about them being the same and elect a third party candidate hurt peoples drive to get behind Romney as well. may have even helped to suppress turn out.

    ANYONE would have been better than Obama because now he sees this as a mandate to drive up taxes run a green economy and deliver us to the UN as fast as possible. At least had we turned out in force for Romney we could have some pull with the GOP and demanded that they hold out a bit longer while we put more irons in the fire.

    • efred1

      Yes, God is over all and in control of all, but we are free to choose, and by your short-sighted self-righteous arrogance, you helped choose for the possible complete and utter ruin of America, the only nation founded on Christian principles, by not choosing the “lesser of two evils”. Everything in life that you do is a choice of compromising between at least two things: You like the Eco-Boost performance and fuel economy of the Ford F-150, but you hate the service record and corrosion problems. You like the power of the Vortec V-8 and corrosion-resistant body, but you don’t particularly care for the styling and the fact that the government owns the company. So you decide to go with the moral high-ground and choose neither. So, guess what? Your choice of not choosing means that you will have to walk everywhere. How smart is that?

      We had the choice between two men: One was an avowed Communist, an admirer of Islam, a bold-face liar, and a megalomaniac with delusions of grandeur to the point of believing he’s a, or THE god (oddly, his name literally means lightning and heavens in Hebrew, which is found in this verse: “Behold, I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven” (Luke10:18)); and the other was a successful businessman, a former governor of a very liberal state who was liberal when there many years ago, who claimed a conversion to conservative social issues, but belongs to a cult that denies that Jesus is the Christ. Otherwise, he seemed like a very moral person, a loving husband and father, and a generally honest man.

      We all knew what we were getting with the first; the second, we could only guess, but at least we had hope. At worst, in four years, if he tried to Mormonize the nation or sell us out and go liberal, we could vote him out, but the other, because he promised unbridled corruption in favoring the enemies of our Republic if re-elected due to not having to campaign again, he will destroy this great nation, thus fulfilling his only campaign promise he’s even tried to keep, to “fundamentally change America”. Who knows, as maniacal as some of these liberals were threatening, it may have been God’s plan to allow one of these nuts kill him, thus putting Ryan in the President’s chair. Now, how many of you would object to Ryan being President?

      By allowing the greater evil to thrive and run rampant, God will punish you and all of us with the consequences of your actions and your allies, the Democrats.

      We have very few options left because of the choice you made, by your lack of choosing. You have all tacitly chose Evil by refusing to participate. If you didn’t like Romney, why didn’t you support someone better in the primaries (and NOT Ron Paul; he will never have a snowball’s chance in Hell making it through the primaries)? There were several Godly candidates that would have made a great President. Repent and pray for a miracle and witness to people in the current administration and urge them to turn state’s evidence on any of his high crimes, and treason. But that’s a very slim bet.

      God Help Us All.

  • Billy Baker

    As an observer from South Africa, I felt and even hoped that Romney would not win the elections when the Republican Party chose Romney as their candidate.

    Here in South Africa many Christians especially white Christians want to vote for the Democratic Alliance (DA) which party while better at government, has the same positions on key moral issues as the governing African National Congress (ANC) i.e. pro gay marriage, pro abortion and pro idolatry anti Christ

    Christians here in South Africa and in America must begin to wake up an see that we cannot be faithful and yet put our trust in the arm of flesh instead of the arm of GOD?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=560753834 Paula Coyle

    My brother in law Dana Coyle from Freedom Luthern (AFLC) church in IL preached a great message right before the election. It was entitled “A Vote THEY can live with.” (referring to unborn babies) — in it he detailed why a vote for the lesser of two evils is still evil.

    It was really good. Here’s a great quote from it:

    “Do we really believe that God is so small, that God is so puny, that God is so pathetically impotent, that if God wants to save America, IF he chooses to save America, he needs us or desires us to Vote for presidential candidate that endorses things that God hates?”

    He also quoted an old pastor, the father of our current seminary dean

    “God will take care of the consequences of my obedience to him.”
    –Fritjof Monseth

    Dana also said this

    ‎”God doesn’t want me to betray him to try to accomplish what I think He wants.”

    (not sure if it was in this sermon or later on a blogtalkradio “consider this” episode with Juda Myers (a woman who was conceived in gang rape) and Pam Bohall Caylor.

    This whole thing has me very grieved for the church. SO many strong and very discerning Christians are falling for this. What hope is there that the political situation could get cleaned up, if even they can’t see it? We definitely need a deeper repentance than what we see on a day to day basis in the church.

    • http://www.missiontoisrael.org/ Ted R. Weiland

      Excellent thoughts! Thanks for sharing them. Your brother is rare man among today’s clergy.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bernadine-Johnson/100002005063108 Bernadine Johnson

    No you were not to blame for OBUMMERS re-elction
    the out come was pre made by press and dem and republican party.
    you see he is not our president we do nothing of him is he who
    he says he is.even if he is obam’s son he is a subject to England.
    schooled in indonesia he had to be a citizen of that country. the UN
    and the communest countrys are all for voted for obummer. the poles were rigged.
    they think all Americans are dumb. I hav been wondering when some one
    would stand up for our military men and women. Obummer has no respect for america.
    he caters to the women and young the he can buy with phone and free stuff. but they gave him his scond trem now watch all hell brack out. he will put the scruews to everyone.
    i read some where he sent a drone in and killed 3 the day after he was declared president.
    does this answer you questian.i voted for romney but already knew he was not the one
    to win. I was for GARY JOHNSON he had the best debate. Romney and obumer were
    doing what jarret and cass sunsien told them. and sunstiens wife will be put in afet the swering ing of bummer. and we will be put under shariah law. those of us the are christian
    will be on obummers death list. God bless you all I am just a guest in the land of freedom
    that was my home is beyond.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1547673249 Norm Farnum

    Being the father of six children, I am working toward raising each of them in “the fear and admonition of the LORD”.

    I am reminded of an old hymn — really a prayer for our nation — written in 1909 by Frederick J. Gillman. See if these words penned over 100 years ago don’t hit home!

    God send us men whose aim ’twill be
    Not to defend some ancient creed,
    But to live out the laws of Christ
    In every thought and word and deed.

    God send us men alert and quick
    His lofty precepts to translate,
    Until the laws of Christ become
    The laws and habits of the state.

    God send us men of steadfast will,
    Patient, courageous, strong and true,
    With vision clear and mind equipped
    His will to learn, his work to do.

    God send us men with hearts ablaze,
    All truth to love, all wrong to hate;
    These are the patriots nations need;
    These are the bulwarks of the state.

    In our family band, I have sung this old hymn in many churches in the midwest. It was from an old Methodist hymnal. You won’t find this hymn or any like it in any church hymnals today! Could that “ancient creed” allude to our U.S. Constitution today? Just a thought… and for further details of our neglect to the Laws of Yahweh, see 1 Samuel, chapter 8.

  • http://twitter.com/dtorev Daniel Osborn

    I agree for the lion’s share of the article. I also say that those who voted for a third party candidate did not help re-elect Barry. One caveat is this, the culprit as far as raw numbers goes is those who DID NOT VOTE at all. Participation was down even from 2008! However, in the end it is the fault of the GOP establishment for nominating the wrong candidate! GOP should stand for Gutless Old Party especially as evidenced by McCain and Romney. There were great, solid, conservatives that could have been nominated, such as Alan Keyes in 2008 and Allen West in 2012. But the Gutless wonders believed that people like these were not ‘electable’ for whatever excuse. Got news for you sages of the GOP establishment. You just finished nominating groomed and polished establishment candidates who ended up ‘unelectable’! Surprise! Your ‘plans’ didn’t work, yet you keep coming back to them every time! No wonder those of us who really believe in conservative principles are disillusioned with the GOP. If the GOP doesn’t wise up soon, the disillusioned will take the next step and leave and make a NEW party to replace them!

    • IrateTexan

      IF the 3 million conservatives had VOTED, AND the Republicans had the kahunas to enforce LEGAL ELECTIONS and not allow obama to get away with massive voter fraud, Romney would have won, and we would have HOPE.

  • http://www.foxnews.com/ Jeffersonian527

    None of your article makes any sense What good is another 4 years of Obama We cannot survive 4 more years. This republic will break in our currency will bend To the breaking point. The main objective was to defeat Obama and save America. You did not vote for the only chance to defeat him then u are no patriot your stubborness will be directly responsible for our demise to come soon hope your happy