The Republican Party was born in 1854 in Ripon Wisconsin. It could die in 2012.
What will be the cause of death? Mitt Romney.
Mitt Romney’s messaging has been simple. He is the inevitable nominee. His campaign also claims he is the only who can beat Barack Obama. Ignoring the fact there is really no evidence to support that claim, all we really need to do is look back at the GOP’s history of picking the “electable” guy and see how that has panned out.
There is a reason why there was never a President McCain or a President Dole. If Ronald Reagan had not picked him to be his Vice President, there would not have been a President Bush either.
The media is telling us that none of the other Republican candidates measure up and could beat Barack Obama. Even people like Eric Erickson at RedState are starting to buy this line and today Erickson even talked about reconsidering Jon Huntsman, just to stop Mitt Romney.
If Romney is nominated, he will destroy the conservative movement and will destroy the Republican Party. Period.
Romney is certainly no conservative. Even after he decided he was only going to serve one term as Governor of Massachusetts, so he could run for the Republican nomination for President, he continued to act as a liberal. Remember, Romneycare, his cap and trade regulations and even his “Wheels for Welfare” program all came about after he made the decision to forego a second term as governor to run as a Republican for President.
Romney has made his run for the nomination specifically by ignoring conservatives. He has played it safe, trying to avoid controversy and be the last Republican candidate standing.
The conservative vote has been volatile this year. It has gone from Bachmann to Perry to Cain and may now be shifting to Gingrich. Three quarters of Republicans do not want Mitt Romney, but unfortunately their votes are divided among the conservative front-runners.
If Mitt Romney wins, it will be the death of the Republican Party. The GOP may be dying anyway. If Romney wins, significant numbers of conservatives will be staying home on Election Day. Or if not staying home, at least not voting for him and certainly not going out in the days before the election campaigning for him and working for him.
In Washington, the surrender brothers, John Boehner and Mitch McConnell have shown no interest in a conservative agenda. They have done nothing about cutting spending. They have surrendered to the Democrats every step of the way. Instead of standing firm for conservative beliefs and making the Democrats offer concessions, they have simply agreed to nominal changes, which are basically no changes in the way Washington operates.
Now, one by one, Washington Republicans are crumbling on the issue of tax hikes. Boehner and McConnell gave us the Supercommittee, which is going to come out with tax increases. The Republicans can call them “revenue increases” all they want, but a pig is still a pig not matter what you call it and Americans understand what revenue increases really mean.
If Mitt Romney wins, he will rip the conservative heart out of the Republican Party.
If Romney is the nominee, either he will win or he will lose, but either way the American people will be the real losers.
We have been down this path before. In 2004, George Bush was reelected primarily because of the War on Terror. During his first term he had shown himself to be a big government Republican and the Republicans who controlled the House and Senate were spending money like drunken Democrats. By 2006, the shock of 9/11 had faded and Americans started paying attention.
In 2006 and 2008, America grew tired of Republicans who were no different than big spending Democrats and sent a message. In 2008, the GOP had not learned its lesson and gave us John McCain.
If John McCain had been elected President in 2008, we would have at least eighty percent of what we have had under Obama and there would have been no Tea Party because so much of the Tea Party came from dissatisfied Republicans.
If Mitt Romney becomes the nominee or the next President, the GOP will implode. He will not run as a conservative and he will not govern as a conservative.
Where will conservatives go? If the only choice is between a liberal party and a socialist party, where do conservative Republicans go?
In surveys on Tea Party Nation, between one third and one half of those surveyed have said they would not vote for Romney if he were the nominee.
If Mitt Romney is the nominee, he will split the GOP at a time when GOP unity will be paramount in the second Obama term that Romney will be instrumental in bringing about. We will need Republican solidarity to not only stop further spending by the Obama regime but also to stop judicial appointments and an almost certain third Supreme Court justice that Obama would get to appoint.
The complaints are we do not have good candidates. We do. I have endorsed Newt Gingrich because I believe he is the best Republican in the field and can not only beat Obama, but help us achieve a conservative agenda.
There is Michele Bachmann. I think the world of her and would gladly support her if she came out with the nomination. While I don’t think she has a chance of winning, she is a good candidate.
I like Herman Cain. However, I fear these recent allegations against him have now doomed him and made him unelectable.
There is also Rick Perry. I am not a huge Rick Perry fan. He is much closer to Mitt Romney than he would care to admit, but if I had to choose between him and Obama, I could pull that lever.
I have said it before and will repeat it. Gingrich is the best candidate. We do have other good Republicans. I want to see Gingrich get the nomination because I believe he can destroy Obama in the general election.
Right now, the future of the conservative movement, the Republican Party and America hang in the balance. If the GOP establishment prevails and Romney is the nominee, all three will be lost.
Now is the time we must all work to make sure a conservative is elected as the Republican nominee and the next President.
Mitt Romney is no conservative.
Yes. Just what I was thinking.
How about this for something to think about? If Romney wins the Tea Party will have to run Newt as our candidate.
Maybe we can be Machiavellian enough to influence the Left to run Ralph Nader and split the Liberal vote. I remember years ago in California a large number of Democrats registered as Republicans to defeat a strong Republican candidate in the primary. Maybe we could nationally do something likewise to them.
I agree, Judson, about Romney. Cannot STAND his wishy washy-ness. However, though Gingrich is the most knowledgeable and clearly very intelligent and well spoken, there are still issues with his personal life.
I don't know if you are aware of this, but Ron Paul's campaign placed a full page ad in the Austin Chronicle, seeking ANYONE who slept with, or had any inappropriate contact with Rick Perry. The ad offered 5K for a provable claim. I still have the paper. No one apparently came forward. Though there are issues with Perry's stance on immigration and the required immunizations for young girls, etc. NO ONE came forward. This at least tells me that the man has some personal integrity. I respect that.
Regarding the immigration issue, this is a Texas problem. And Texans voted for this law because either the children of illegals could be tax contributors or tax drainers. We clearly wanted contributors. And to get into UT is so difficult, if a child of an illegal can qualify, then ROCK ON! Though this stance does not translate to other states, except for maybe AZ, we are forced to deal with hundreds of thousands of illegals that the federal government simply ignores. Illegals are a drain on our state resources. This is one lesser-of-two-evils that Texans see as not ideal, but better than the alternative.
TC in Austin.....It is far more than a Texas or Arizona problem. We are overrun here in Western North Carolina also since they work as apple pickers and hristmas tree workers. All states have their sharo of problems. You can check out many of our problems with illegals at ncfire.com .
Perry promoted illegal immigration because the organizations of traitor ( LA RAZA, MALDEF, MECHA, LULAC, THE HISPANIC CAUCUS, THE TEXAS HISPANIC CAUCUS, THE NATIONAL HISPANIC LEARDERSHIP, AND THE PROMOTERS OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION), used their political power, He want the hispanic votes and he sell out. this traitor declare it that enforcing the immigration laws was the job of the federal government; Austin, the Capital of Texas is sanctuary city, most of texas is sanctuary to illegal aliens, and the people of Texas are force to pay for the education and welfare of the illegal immigrants. I paid over Ten thousand Dollars per year in property taxes to support Rick Perry legislations that are not in support of our laws. We have immigration laws, but they are void by Obama and Rick Perry. A vote for Rick Perry is a vote for amnesty to illegal aliens. Vote for Ron Paul.
TC in Austin. Perry promoted illegal immigration because the organizations of traitor ( LA RAZA, MALDEF, MECHA, LULAC, THE HISPANIC CAUCUS, THE TEXAS HISPANIC CAUCUS, THE NATIONAL HISPANIC LEARDERSHIP, AND THE PROMOTERS OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION), used their political power, He want the hispanic votes and he sell out. this traitor declare it that enforcing the immigration laws was the job of the federal government; Austin, the Capital of Texas is sanctuary city, most of texas is sanctuary to illegal aliens, and the people of Texas are force to pay for the education and welfare of the illegal immigrants. I paid over Ten thousand Dollars per year in property taxes to support Rick Perry legislations that are not in support of our laws. We have immigration laws, but they are void by Obama and Rick Perry. A vote for Rick Perry is a vote for amnesty to illegal aliens. Vote for Ron Paul.
What a joke. Huntsman is no different than romney. progressives both and both have the same boat to china obama has only a little bit slower.
Ron Paul has some great idea's, but way to liberal for my taste. He would allow Iran to blow us out of the water. Newt would repair the Constitution, De-fund the UN, and could be trusted to repair the Tax Code,SS, Medicare with innovative solutions. He has a good handle on foreign policy an would not apologize for the U.S.
I'M FOR GINGRICH
CAIN OK IF HE SURVIVES
BACHMAN GREAT IF SHE REVIVES
DO NOT AT ALL WANT ANY OF THE OTHERS
BUT THEY'RE BETTER THAN OBAMA.
HARD TO BELIEVE ANYONE WOULD DEFAULT FOR OBAMA.
IT'S NOT OVER FOR ME IF WE DON'T GET OUR CANDIDATE
BUT IT BEHOOVES US TO PUT FORTH OUR BEST EFFORT NOW.
Cain is history.
Bachman is a no go.
Newt is a hypocrite.
We need to find someone with integrity.
Yes, but he is still alive!! Keep praying , most of all . God taketh the wise in their own craftiness.
What eventually takes them down will probably be something they never thought of.