The conservative side of the Republican Party has come out of the closet over the past few years. Encouraged by Fox News and right wing talkers the Tea Party has emerged as a major force. Conservative purity has become the price of admission to Republican politics.
Far be it from me to dissuade anyone from their convictions. I don’t have to. The Republican establishment is doing it for me!
It is becoming clearer to those who fomented this conservative revolution that the party’s most faithful are too far to the right to nominate an electable candidate.
Hey, conservatives, I feel your pain. I was for Eugene McCarthy back in 1968. Mainstream Democrats thought he was too liberal and disappointed the base by nominating Hubert Humphrey who then lost to Richard Nixon.
What’s interesting to watch for me are the voices in the Republican party putting down Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul. Either of those two, or both, could outpoll Mitt Romney in Iowa and upset the apple cart.
Romney might not represent the passion of the Republican party faithful, but he’s acceptable to those traditionally with power. Winning with Romney is better than losing with a more conservative candidate. Oh, the humanity.
This is the kind of political cannibalism normally reserved for Democrats!
The election is still more than a year away. My interest is already piqued.