From Jeffrey Lords excellant article in this weeks American Spectator:
“…Rockefeller Republicanism is Mitt Romney’s political core, his every political instinct, and it expresses itself and will continue to express itself as Romney moves through this campaign. Asking him to stop is like demanding the Pope not sound so, well, Catholic.
All of which poses an interesting dilemma for Republicans.
Here’s a great candidate for president. He’s got the looks, the charm, the energy, the brains and, if not Rockefeller-style money, at least enough plus the ability to raise more.
He tries hard to sound like Ronald Reagan.
But he thinks like Nelson Rockefeller.”
Believe me, I’ve had my fill of, and feel for, Romney/Miliken Republicans. Growing up physically and politically in Michigan as a Goldwater supporter and then a Reagan Delegate from Gerry Ford’s homestate at the ‘76 GOP National Convention in Kansas City, Jeffrey Lord nails this one on the head!
Besides, the complete GOP candidate field may not even defined yet. Who else with a big political ego will sense this is a GOP year? Who else will think that they can best represent Liberty over Tyranny? With Obummer’s numbers and the economy sinking like a rock, even the Demonrat field may open up?
This summer and fall are gonna be more fun than any political junkie could EVER imagine. The GOP needs a candidate that will present a positive AmeriCAN message that there is a difference between Statism and Liberty! Romney just is NOT that candidate. The primaries and caucuses NEXT YEAR help us determine who that will be. Everything until then is so much posturing for position for said events.
Relax folks! We Conservative-nouns WILL have the best candidate in 2012, and She/He will beat the Dem. Will we also have the best candidates for Local, State and other Federal offices? Lets make sure we don’t let the Presidential race overshadow electing the Army we will need in the fall to help She/He destroy the Federal Leviathan!
If you aren’t already, become a Precinct Delegate and be where the action is the week of August 27th 2012!