Reflect upon why we conservatives should not elect anyone whom we ‘love, admire, respect or cherish’. Consider George W. Bush; he was a young, optimistic guy with a great wife and sufficient conservative credentials to always ‘do the right thing’.
After he was mangled by the media - chewed up by Congress and spit out by many conservatives during his last few years in office - he left office as a grey-haired shadow of a man.
The answer then is to elect Newt Gingrich. We have hated him as he struggles for redemption. His brain and ability to navigate congress are the qualities we admire.
But because we don’t LOVE Newt - he will never disappoint us and his enemies’ attacks will not drive us crazy;)
I worry that Newt is not electable, even against a very weak incumbent. I know several conservative women who will stay home on election day if he is the Republican nominee.
Newt is looking better to me with each passing day.
As for Elmer Fudd, well, at least he’s truly pro-guns.