Honestly I don't believe that will happen to a great extent.
While passions are high now and there's plenty of hurt feelings to go around (let me testify!), I don't see many conservatives deliberately handing the election to Obama. Sure, some will stay home and some will vote only down ticket or write somebody in...but most will dutifully pull that GOP lever no matter the name next to it.
some will stay home and some will vote only down ticket or write somebody in
I agree with your statement, M — but to Newt’s point, that’s not uniting behind the GOP candidate. That “some” you reference, may well be the difference in the election.
Obama is doing to the USA what the Black Plague did to Europe in the Middle Ages. He is a pestilence on the land.
I’m a big time conservative and abhor RINOs, but will vote for whoever the GOP ends up nominating. One can’t sit home on election day when the house is burning up all around you.
I do agree the GOP leadership has let down we conservatives and TEA Party followers. We yelled and they refused to listen. We are not going away and may need to build a conservative third party structure after 11/2012, but not voting for Obama’s GOP opponent means the America we hope to save will be in its death throes if Obama gets another term.
Dutiful to an establishment? I NEVER do things because others are doing it. Sorry, Romney is NOT getting my vote NO MATTER WHAT!!
“I don’t see many conservatives deliberately handing the election to Obama. “
I’m one of them!!!!
With all due respect, you need your eyes checked.