Dear Republican Establishment,
Congratulations. You have done it. It looks like you are going to get your candidate to be the nominee. You have successfully pushed the most liberal Republican in history to the nomination. Of course, that does not matter to you. All that matters is that he is a member of the club and was the next guy in line.
Your candidate did not appeal to the Tea Party or the conservative base. In fact, for the most part he ignored us. You can do that when you can outspend your opponents 5-1 or in some cases as much as 21-1.
But now it is a new ballgame.
You proved you could get Mitt Romney nominated without conservatives. Of course you guys are the one’s who drove the Republican Party to the brink of political extinction in 2006 and 2008. Why should you pay attention to the Tea Party, the group that single handedly saved the Republican Party in 2010?
At this point, you need to buy a clue.
You cannot win the White House without us.
In surveys we have done, 25% of conservatives surveyed said they would not vote for Mitt Romney in the General Election. Barack Obama and the Democrats are going to set records, not only for the amount of money they raise, both legally and illegally, they are also going to set records for the number of dead people voting as well as people voting early and often. After all, it is the Chicago way.
If 25% of the Republican base is checking out, you are not going to win the White House.
So how do you get the conservatives you made a point of ignoring in the primary back into the fold?
First, someone better tell Romney to choose a conservative VP. Chris Christie isn’t a conservative. Neither is Tim Pawlenty. If you want a conservative, think Rick Perry, Michele Bachmann, Marco Rubio or Rand Paul.
If you give us another “moderate” or a liberal as the Vice President nominee, we will not be there.
Assuming you do not drive us away with a really bad choice for Vice President, the Republican Party needs to push for the replacement of both Mitch McConnell and John Boehner with competent conservatives. Neither McConnell nor Boehner is competent nor are they conservative.
John Boehner has managed to singlehandedly blow the greatest mandate in Congressional history.
There is an old joke that says the difference between the Democrats and the Republicans is that with the Democrats you get more of the same and with Republicans you get less of the same.
We are tired of less of the same.
If the choice conservatives face is between a radically leftist Democrat Party and an only slightly less liberal Republican, then we will vote with our feet.
We are conservatives because we believe in liberty and freedom. We are Republicans because the Party of Reagan embraced the concepts of freedom and liberty.
Most of us will not vote for Romney. We will vote against Obama because despite how bad Romney is, Obama is much worse.
For us, once again, this will be a case of voting for the lesser of two evils. This is the last time most of us are going to do this.
We do have choices and if the Republican Party chooses to embrace socialism instead of liberty, we conservatives will embrace our other choices.
Maggie, That would be a vote for ZERO. You need to hold your nose and vote. Besides, you have to vote for Congress.
We also may not know who will be the GOP candidate until the convention.
I know but Santorum would not even allow me to hold my nose, I do intend to vote for all others just won't pick a president At this point anyway. I could take Romney or Newt
Now you know why I say, no VP by name of Bush.
I do not like Jeb Bush , he loves Illegals.
It’s time, Governor……make the call!
It has become pretty clear that the oft-fickle “Big Mo” is now so in favor of Governor Romney becoming the GOP standard bearer that it seems insurmountable. So it’s time, time for the presumptive representative of the “Beat Obama” party to reach out to his foremost challenger, Senator Santorum, in order to mend all-important fences and unite the weary faithful for the run
up to the general election.
Yes, we’re talking veep here. Not the most popular or enchanting pick at first glance. At least not to Romney’s establishment Republican backers, that is. But that’s just it. This isn’t for them. It’s for the team. Without Santorum’s staunch conservative supporters, you’ve just got another moderate Republican trying to defeat an incumbent Democrat in the White House. Something the GOP has never been able to do.
The task seems even more daunting against the Democrats’ auspicious campaign war chest and a mostly compliant media. But bring the Anti-O team truly together with the appointment of Santorum as a running mate, then you have a recipe for a formidable threat to the ‘Hope and Change’ insurrection.
This would assuage conservatives’ concerns that Romney will abandon his GOP primary assurances to embrace more expedient positions. It wouldn’t hurt to add Santorum’s financial backers, grass roots enthusiasts, and media support to the ticket, either.
This general election will require an “all hands on deck” effort. Romney might consider courting additional supporters by making early overtures to Ron Paul and Newt Gingrich as well. While it might appear unseemly for Romney to initiate what amounts to terms of surrender to his Republican compatriots, given his position of strength, Romney is the one that can and needs to generate the unifying leadership necessary at this crucial time in the history of our Republic. If
he can’t deliver now, chances are he won’t be able to later on.
While he is in a unique position of strength, he is also in a unique position of needing to add to that strength by securing the firm, undivided cooperation of his three competitors. They in turn each owe it to their devotees to make an honest assessment of their situations and either join the cause or gracefully bow out.
We are burning up resources on friendly-fire attack ads, inflicting damage to the Anti-O brand, infecting the support of the electorate, and playing into the hands of those that want to destroy America.
So what will it be? Personally, I’m a staunch supporter of Santorum,
but I’m a bigger supporter of NOBAMA!
Morris, IL ~ firstname.lastname@example.org 4/3/12
Wow, what a concept!! You can be sure obama/friends will use every negative ad/statement that the Republican candidates aired against each other. It's time for all the bickering to stop and for ALL Republicans to show a unified front to beat this destroyer of America.
Ooops, hear knocking at my door...could be Secret Service!! Well, I'm an old woman and will probably be ruled by obamacare as useless but I won't go quietly...
Excellent post..well thought out and you pretty much call it like it is.
Thank you Bruce!
SRI TO SAY PEOPLE, with the results of the PRIMARY it looks like the STUPID UNINFORMED ROBOT VOTERS are putting MITT FOR BRAINS into the NOMINATION fast track. as many of you including myself know the LEFT IS READY TO SLAUGHTER MITT. the conservative base of 25% or more WILL NOT SUPPORT MITT. it seems more difficult to get a brokered convention. 75% of voters do not read the issues like tea party members and could care less. THAT IS THE PROBLEM. and those voters when things go wrong later WILL BE THE FIRST ONES TO COMPLAIN. an informed voter is among the minority not the majority!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.
In each of the 3 primaries tonight..he averaged 50% of the Tea Party votes. He also got a high percentage from those who consider themselves 'True Conservatives'.
I imagine his support from both will increase.
So I am afraid you are a bit off track Thomas.
Picked this up on WND. Sheriff Joe is going after the Clinton Birther issue.
I am Constitutional Conservative that believes if we do not follow the Constitution we will destroy ourselves. The two main threats facing the United States of America is the debt and Shariah/Islamic law and finance.
We must have a VP who has the guts to fight Shariah and has a track record of doing so. Only one person comes to mind and that is Rep. Allen West who had a distinguished military fighting Shariah. He brings several things to the table that no others and that is credibility, courage, history of fighting Shariah, he is Conservative and finally, he is black. The last one is important because Obama is going to use the race card during the campaign. Like it or not, he will do anything to win…does Chicago politics come to mind?
“Our first presidents approached spending bills very differently. The first question they usually asked was, “Is this spending constitutional?” Only if the answer was yes would they then ask if it was wise, if it would benefit the nation, or if it would gain votes.’ Read an article by Madison’s Veto Sets a Precedent: The Founding Fathers First Asked Whether Government Spending Was Constitutional, January 2008, Our Economic Past | Burton W. Folsom Jr. http://www.thefreemanonline.org/columns/our-economic-past-madisons-...
Read Madison’s entire veto statement here: http://constitution.org/jm/18170303_veto.htm
It is time for the Tea Party to stop pretending republicans back conservative reform. To save our country we must form a new party and break both the democrats and the republicans. The republican establishment has repeatedly betrayed the tea party goals and shown it will conspire with the democrats to preserve the tax and spend big government programs that give them their prestige and power over us. They have no desire to preserve or increase our freedom and every desire to increase and preserve their privileges, perks, and control over our lives.