Unfortunately, the “we” is now Republicans. We no longer have the luxury of a tailor-made Conservative. We have to build him/her once in office. The primary season was wasted in that effort because of all the insane space taken up by Herman Cain. The same is now true of Santorum. A joke. A diversion we couldn’t afford if we were to make great strides in the Republican party.
I have often told the story of the near defeat of Conservatives enemy #1, Harry Reid of Nevada. He won his seat by a meager 401 votes in 1998. How important was that? Almost ten thousand voters went to the trouble of voting “none of these candidates.” Had 402 of them voted to give the Republican a chance, Harry Reid wouldn’t have been around to create the anti-conservative movement he perfected. As it turned out, the Republican opponent went on to become a slime ball too in his personal life.
I’m just saying. The public is more informed now. We can afford to hold someone’s feet to the fire but we have to give that person a mandate....not let him win for sentimental reasons. I want to know now who running mates would be.
I’m not a RINO. I don’t care about the “R” or the party title. I vote conservative no matter which party they’re in or not in. Your argument is that if I vote for a write-in candidate, Romney might not get elected. Why do you think I care? If Romney wins, the Tea Party loses and the urban elite establishment Rockefeller Republicans win. You don’t seem to understand that the Republican Congress won’t push Romney to the right. They are the ones who tried to push Bush to the left, by running away from Social Security reform for example. The President is the leader and there is no way the Congress controlled by his own party will oppose him on anything unless he becomes extremely unpopular, which admittedly, Romney probably eventually would as his one term as governor demonstrated.
So Herman Cain and Santorum are “insane” and “jokes?” No, Romney is the joke. He has no business being in the Republican party. Cain and Santorum would make fine conservative standard-bearers for the party. Cain was weak on foreign policy, that was his only problem. No conservative could possibly think Romney is better than Cain or Santorum, so what are you then?
Reid’s just a puppet, a weak guy hand-picked by the real liberal Senate leaders like Schumer to be a punching bag for the opposition while they pulled the strings from their comfortable position behind the scenes.