Rick Santorum dropped out of the Presidential race today. His campaign story could only be described as being unlikely at best, having been at the end of the pack for most of the run up to Iowa.
His exit effectively makes Romney the nominee. My Newt friends have been blowing out my email box in the last couple of hours saying Newt still has a chance.
I wish that Newt did still have a chance. He does not and honestly I expect in the not too distant future we will see Newt suspend his campaign as well. Newt simply does not have the resources to compete with Romney.
But the question becomes do we conservatives get behind Romney?
No, we do not get behind Romney.
We get behind an idea.
Freedom and liberty are ideas. They inspire men to do great things. They inspire men and women to make great sacrifices to obtain their God-given, inalienable rights.
We conservatives have been looking for our next Ronald Reagan. However, Ronald Reagan did not launch the conservative revolution. His ideas launched the Reagan revolution. The Tea Party movement began in 2009 without a leader. The Tea Party movement began from a common idea.
Our idea is better than the ideas of the left. Our ideas of conservatism and small government are better than the left’s ideas of statism and socialism.
None of those ideas belong to a single individual. None of our candidates this time around was named conservative. They were named Gingrich, Cain, Perry and Bachmann.
Conservatism and liberty cannot be stopped.
Just because none of the conservative candidates won, we have not lost.
We need an idea to advance the cause of liberty and to attack the bastions of big government.
9-9-9 is such an idea.
Our tax and spending policies are a disaster. They are broken. Big taxation and big government only work for those who are getting the benefits of big government. For the rest of us, for real Americans, they do not work.
9-9-9 is not a perfect plan.
Guess what? Our standard is not perfection. Anything that helps us advance the cause of shrinking a massively bloated and corrupt Federal Government is a good thing.
We the people led the GOP to victory in 2010. We can lead again.
It is not the candidate that matters. It is the idea of conservatism.
Tea Party activists are going to Washington this Monday and Tuesday because our ideas are important. We know ideas will lead.
There is an old bumper sticker that says, “If the people will lead, the leaders will follow.”
Forget Romney. He is not important. Our ideas are. We must get behind our ideas and push forward. Romney will get behind us.
Let’s lead with the ideas of freedom and liberty that made America great.
I feel the same way Faith !
Is anyone surprised???
I received this form Glenn today... not 24 hours after Rick's announcement! !
Glenn Beck??? Pffhhhtt!! He went around the bend a while back, and has just kept on going. He lost all my respect ages ago. Not surprised at all.
Me either Faith. But a lot of people listen to every word!
I'm still going for Newt until the very end, then whomever it is against the obamination, I will go with.
You are correct Judson, we have one goal in the end, to get Obama out of office, maybe your Candidate or mine did not win, but now is the time, to show how strong we are. We must unite, behind Romney, and make sure ,we do not have Obama for another four years. We have made such gains, that our message is clear, and it is now known, that we cannot be ignored. If you do not vote for Romney, it is simple, Obama wins. We must defeat this Socialist, as this is our last chance. It is time for each of us to support our Country, and the vote is Romney. Unite, unite, unite!!!
Here's the silver lining to this cloud you all seem to be laboring under:
Evidently, the two men are still talking...and it's a GOOD thing!
Check out, www.eisforenglish.net
This is my idea: A "constitutional amendment that would make English the one and only official language in America."
For those who haven't read "E," let me give you a hint: It addresses Literacy, Immigration Reform, Voter Fraud and Identity Theft. Along the way, we cut perhaps 500 billion dollars per year from federal state and local budgets collectively! We eliminate voter fraud. We seriously curb idenity theft, creating private sector jobs in the process. The immigration system is transformed into a key asset for the country. We ultimately attain 100% literacy in America. Sound too good to be true? It isn't!
Most are quick to say, "that would be impossible. It would never happen!" But, don't forget! The President of the United States is not involved in the adoption of constitutional amendments! Review Hollingsworth versus Virgina.
Republicans could control both the House and the Senate beginning in 2013. That would make the amendment process a possibility. We only need 37 states to ratify an amendment. There would be bi-partisan support for this legislation.
I have researched this! Believe me! It's doable!
I have been behind the "IDEA" the whole time!
Rediscovering God In America by Newt & Calista
My idea is very simple - Defeat everything Obama has done to the USA!
Elect a Conservative to the Presidency!
Elect Conservatives to the House and Senate in DC!
Elect Conservatives to local governing bodies!
Wasn't that the original idea of the TEA Party?
Taxed Enough Already!
hmmmmmmmmmmm guess that I am one of the TEA Party "WE THE PEOPLE" after all!
So, I have seen a few answers from others who have Conservative Values!
Where are the rest of the TEA Party?
OMG I hope they have not shifted to the Occupy idiots?
Just an opinion, but .....