A Few weeks ago I had they chance to vote in Michigan’s primary, when I did this the Republican race was wide open and It wan anyone’s game. I showed my support for this time for true Regan Conservatism and cast my vote for Fred Thompson.
Since this time the landscape has changed greatly with only 2 viable candidates left in the Republican Party; Mitt Romney and John McCain. (Sure Ron Paul is still here, but he just is after more media coverage before going back to the libertarian party. The Huckster is still around as well but he’s up to something far more sinister)
Of the two candidates left the difference couldn’t be more different. Minus his health care plan, Mitt Romney is a strong Conservative. McCain is not. McCain calls himself a Republican but is there in name only. McCain is for Amnesty, He’s against tax cuts, his people would even tell you he doesn’t believe he can carry true conservatives in an election. He’s simply hoping to grab moderates, Independents, and Democrats. Why would Republicans want a leader whose staff would basically cant carry Conservatives because he’s not running on a Conservative platform.
No I mentioned something earlier about Huckabee’s slow talking Southern Baptist demeanor fool you. I am confident Huckabee was part of some back room deal with McCain long ago. Since about halfway through Iowa these two have been spending there time and money going after Mitt Romney. McCain as the moderate pulling Independents, and Huckabee as the Conservative, splitting the conservative vote, and allowing McCain to sneak by with wins in places like North Carolina and Florida. And lets face it I cant say it enough, Huckabee isn’t actually a conservative merely a social conservative, with the term former minister in his title.
So this being said is why Conservatives everywhere need to get out and Rally around Mitt. Those who have supported Tancredo, Hunter, and Thompson in the past need to throw their support to Mitt. Those who are running for Huckabee should throw there support towards Mitt, Even the less crazy Ron Paul supporters should look to make a change. Conservatives need to bring in someone who won’t come in here get rid of tax cuts, and make it legal to be illegal. Lets quite turning a blind eye towards the record of this Grandfather type old man because he was a POW, or because he got a nice sense of humor. Let’s remember he’s also good friends with Ted Kennedy and has time and time again supported liberal’s and liberal Bills.
I’m now supporting Mitt Romney. Will I ever consider myself a “Mitt head” no, he’s still the guy I support because I’m against the other guy, But there’s good reasons to not want the other guy to win.