I usually hate Boner. But he did send a de-fund 0bamaCare budget to the Senate, and has stood firm so far on shutting down the government instead of funding communism on the hoof.
So, for this microsecond, I’m willing to give him a pass. The moment he caves (which I expect imminently), I’ll back his opponent.
But if by some miracle he sticks to principles for the first time in his life, I think we’ll have forced a spine into the crybaby after all. In which case, it’s hard to back an opponent to someone who finally does what we’ve been asking.
So I’ll wait a bit.
As Speaker, Boehner in particular has to be concerned about national issues as well as home district issues, and I am willing to listen to any arguments presented for or against him. As a resident of NE Ohio, I am just happy to no longer be "represented" by Dennis Kucinich...and I would also say that I would not be too harsh on Boehner, seeing as how he has an impossible job right now with an implacable foe in Harry Reid, and a completely intractable Administration to deal with under the "Chosen 0ne" and his legions of regulators and Cabinet appointees (none of which Boehner had anything to do with)...
He does know how "Washington works", which might be crucial to helping the next generation of Tea Party/Libertarian/Republican candidates succeed in breaking through the current Washington system and actually getting things changed.
IMHO, we don't need a new Speaker so much as we need a larger majority in the House, and a gain in the Senate, ideally even the majority, starting with 2014. You can't get blood from a stone, or Harry Reid, or President 0bama.
KUDOS to Mr. Winteregg for holding Boehner's feet to the fire, though...welcome to FR, and best of luck to you! I won't have a vote on this race, but should you win, you will have my heartfelt congratulations and support...I am sure you would be a terrific Ohio Representative!