Of course the Tea Party membership has fallen...their national org has endorsed Romney.
That's the "conservative" you wish we had running for us in November?
I have been one of the persistent voices concerned about the Romneyites completely taking over the party in the event of a Romney win.
Since Romney is the likely nominee, and might well eke out a victory George W. style. I think we have to consider Plan 2 now.
Of course, non-RINOs should be pushed at all of the lower levels. That’s a given.
But, looking at 2016, I don’t think it is a given that a President Romney is guaranteed a re-election, any more than LBJ or Jimmy Carter (who could have lost outright in the primaries if Teddy Kennedy had prepped for the question “Why do you want to be president?” on 60 Minutes.
There is ONE good thing about facing an incumbent Romney. The incumbent Romney will NOT draw eight challengers. He will draw one. This will be Reagan v. Ford all over again, if we have the right challenger.
The challenger would have to be more plausible than Pat Buchanan, with government experience, preferably executive. That same candidate would also have to be out of office for some time, or willing to quit, as the number of enemies at all levels will be great. You don’t go after the king unless you can (electorally) kill him.
The candidate would have to be charismatic, well-financed, able to get the base excited, and have a very thick skin. Preparations will have to begin in December, 2012, preferably under the radar, or in an ambiguous manner.
Based on the above criteria, I believe that Sarah Palin could be the right man for the job. Romney’s best bet would be to try to co-opt her by putting her in as Secretary of Energy. He probably won’t do hat, however, as that would further burnish her credentials (she doesn’t fall on swords, either), and because she is a woman who loves her husband, and it might hurt Stevey Schmidt’s feelings.
I understand those who think we cannot take another 4 years of Obama. There is no reason why the deal for such folks has to extend past 1/20/2013.
My sacred honor prevents me from voting for the lesser of two evils since they are both evil. I will not vote for Romney regardless of whom he chooses for his running mate or what lies he tells during the impending national campaign. I'll write-in my preference or vote for a third party candidate.
NO OBAMA. NO ROMNEY. NO WAY.
This fellow needs to learn more about Scotland then what one can gain from just watching Braveheart. Robert the Bruce ended up having a change of heart and later led the Scottish to victory in their first independence war from England. My surname ancestors fought for the Bruce and helped to free Scotland, at least for awhile. There is no historic match for Romney. He is a post modern creation.
Read a book, don't just watch the movie.