But a lot of people are like me. We vote for people who are not perfect. You know that a lot of people who voted for McCain were not voting for McCain -- they were voting for Sarah. The TV was filled with hate for Sarah. We were constantly told how flawed she was. Definitely not "perfect". But an awful lot of people rushed out on election day, eager to vote for her because, even with her flaws, she was the real deal.
The GOP has two paths:
1) Tell the voters to jump on the bandwagon and support anyone the Establishment picks for them.
2) Break away from the GOP-e mindset, find a candidate -- even if flawed -- who can excite the base.
We've been doing option #1 for a long, long time. And I'm tired of the voters taking in the shorts when it turns out that option #1 is a bad option. Maybe -- just maybe -- the GOP should develop a tolerance for Conservative candidates, even if those candidates have flaws. I mean -- Herman Cain? Do you realize was a small, petty, insignificant thing was used to get him out of the race?? The GOP does not stand up for anyone who isn't "perfect". Mitt Romney sure seemed "perfect". How did that work out?
My view is that the voters will embrace imperfection -- but the GOP will not. And that's the problem.
The RiNO's will never produce an "exciting" candidate. They are hidebound about weeding out anyone with a personality, anyone with spirit and drive, anyone with courage. The RiNO/GOP-e crowd always offers the public noncontroversial, bland, boring, go-along/get-along candidates who won't rock the boat.