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.
Maybe it would get the GOP's attention if we all re-registered as Independents or Libertarians. We can still vote and support who we want but when the GOP sees the number of their registered voters drop dramatically they may "get it".
Isn't that funny. My right nostril also voted for Palin.
Why isn't anyone mentioning the most obvious and best choice for VP? I agree with Sarah Palin! Allen West all the way!!
Judson, great post. The Republican party does not care about winning elections, or about what is best for our country. They just care about their little "club", a club which was successfully infiltrated by the homosexual lobby and the far Left/globalists a long while back. As far as they are concerned, now in 2012 it is "Mitt's turn", as if we were all children waiting our turn for the swingset on the playground. If they nominate Romney, we will lose, and lose big. We must continue to expose Obama as the fraud that he is, and also concentrate on the House and the Senate, to make sure we control both houses as of November of this year. Too, the primaries are not over yet, and Rick Santorum can still give Mitt a run for his money. I am not ready to hand this over to Mitt, who will be our ruin. I am going to fight all the way for Rick.
Eugene, exactly. When I said Allen West for VP, I meant it with Rick Santorum, of course. If God forbid it is anyone else, then I would say the same thing, only more so: Allen West for VP!
You think there will be a next time?
The establishment power players have sold us out! With the recently added Senator Marco Rubio, former President George H. W. Bush and Representative Paul Ryan, the die is cast! No matter how powerful they think their argument may be, with Romney as the establishment coronated Presidential nominee, Obama with his dominate left wing elite media operatives will carve him to pieces. Romney will have no counter for the onslaught of twisted, distorted, half-truth propaganda that Obama will hit him with. With that being the same tactic he has used to slander and lie about his opponents in his rich man carpet bombing negative ad blitz, Romney will learn the full impact of what it really means, as he so brazenly spewed, if you can’t stand the heat, you better get out of the kitchen! Our establishment operatives will be dumbfounded!
Come the general election with Romney as our nominee, the first thing Obama will do is to suddenly drop his attacks on Bush for leaving him with an insurmountable economic problem, and openly begin his attack on the conservative Republican House for having no ideas of their own to fix anything while blocking all his efforts to make things better. He and Reid have already set us up for that with the way they’ve exercised a tyrannical barrier to any of our beneficial legislative proposals by tabling every one on Reid’s podium, and that’s why the country holds such a negative approval rating for Congress. Having the mainstream media support for everything he has already said and everything he says, with our very limited media exposure, we’ll have no chance. Even Fox News dropped it on this one because they never at one time highlighted the Obama/Reid tactic for what it was; only spewing what a poor job Congress was doing.
Then the final blow. One of Obama’s biggest wins will be on the Romney initiated government takeover of healthcare with the now contested, buy it or get penalized, mandates that Romney sold to him as the blueprint for Obamacare. So the end result of all this will be, we’ll not only lose the Presidency but we’ll also lose the House along with Senate, and Obama, Reid and Pelosi will have another four years at least, to completely rip our constitutional, America we Love, from us!
I would just have to stay home if Santorum got the nomination
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
I do not like Jeb Bush , he loves Illegals.