Romney’s been engaged in so much backscratching I expect his undershirts are all torn to shreds.
I’ll say once again that RINOs are inevitable in some states. Maine, for instance. But if you only have a few RINOs from the liberal states, and the leadership keeps on top of them, then it’s perfectly workable. Collins and Snowe actually used to vote with the party when their arms were twisted, and that’s what counts.
But why on earth do we need RINOs in basically conservative states? That’s where the party stumbles and falls, and starts losing national elections, because the leadership is controlled by RINOs.
We don’t need folks like Bennett. We don’t need folks like McCain. We don’t need folks like Crist, whose RINO ways have lost him support with the base in Florida. And we sure as hell don’t need folks like Mitt Romney going around helping move the whole party to the left in conservative states.
[Mr. Ed, horse, registered by ACORN as four Democrats]:
Say what you will, Senor. I only got married because of Mitt Romney,
and have now two homes courtesy of Barney Frank and ACORN,
with my colts going to Harvard Law School fully paid,
courtesy of Patrick Deval. Adios.
The GOP leadership needs to get it through their freaking thick skulls that RINO’s LOSE ELECTIONS... EVERY TIME. Unfortunately for America, Michael Steel is too stupid to understand this point.
Romney had to sit down a few months ago and decide where he was going to steer his campaign. He could look at the tea party movement and try to appeal to those people, try to run as the Washington outsider, rail against the growth of government and the lack of common sense. If he did that he would be in a head to head battle with Palin all the way. He could look at the traditional social right and run like he did last time, but he has to go head to head with Huck and his army of evangelical statists. He chose instead to play the role of party guy, moderate, acceptable leader who will call in all his chits from incumbents and party organizations around the country. It is a bet that the tea party is too disorganized and that when the time comes to choose a nominee it will be the same old party machinery and party leaders who make the king. I think and hope he is wrong.
I consider Newt a conservative.
This is getting really old...
*Slick Willard Ping*