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.