The elites choose our candidate for us every time. They "nudge" the base into their chosen direction. A little praise for their guy here, an little slam for the other guy there.
Eventually, with all the praise and slams being planned in advance, their RINO(D) ends up with the pie.
No one wanted Romney, but in the end, he was the only one the REPUBLICAN talking heads were praising. All the others got slammed 24/7 or outed somehow - buy our Republican elitists. In the end, either we vote for their guy, "or the democrat wins."
... and IMHO whisper sweet nothings into multiple conservatives ears who have absolutely no chance of winning just so the conservative vote gets split and we end up with people like McCain and Romney.
The RINOs didn’t choose Romney because he was a liberal northeastern governor. They chose him because he was the most electable RINO available, tried and tested in 2008 and with his own money to sweeten the pot if anyone expressed doubts.
Christie will never get to where Romney was in 2008 if he runs in 2016. He’ll be Jon Huntsman, out after New Hampshire.
How about we start making a list of who WE consider to be “GOPe or Insiders”.
IMHO it includes Tren Lott, now a lobbyist on K street who said in 2010 = we don’t need any more Jim DeMints around here. AAAACH. Aren’t we all sick of New Hampshire and the Iowa Cornhuskers choosing our entire GOP candidate? Let’s make that list.
Boo Hoo Boehner, da Bushes, McCain... Add on here, please.