We, as conservatives, have let ideology cloud our judgement a bit here and there.
Don't get me wrong, we need rock solid true conservatives, but we do also need to make sure they are not amateur gynecologists or part time witches.
The author's point is solid. However, Rove's solution of looking for media savvy ideologically milquetoast pretty boys is capitulation.
The Tea Party is a start-up, and there will be a learning curve. The GOP-e is a mature organization, and they put up leftist candidates well coached to talk right and operate left.
Those folks who are willing to take the risks of running for a new political party are risk-takers and more likely than some to have a few skeletons or at least oddities in their closets.
So rather than throw these guys over, let's find a way to smooth things over for the new guys, or coach them on handling the press.
In an ideal world, the press would ignore these things like they've ignored the Menendez prostitution scandal. But we've got to work around that. The press will work with Rove to make sure that no true conservative ever runs for office again. We won't beat that by chucking folks under the bus every time Rove and the press get wrinkles in their underwear.