Coming Out of the Red Chute, Mitt Romney

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OK, so it is Romney. Yup, we’ve had another establishment guy foisted upon us. Now conservatives have to find a way to carry this blue blooded Romney fellow across the finish line against Obama, even when his mouth is shooting off conservative toes. . . because the main thing is the main thing. Dammit it is hard to be a grown-up but . . . Nobama!

Most conservative and small government folks are ticked off right now and rightfully so. But what do most of us really know about all this grass roots stuff? I mean, really, so many of us are fairly new to it. We are finding our way through a process that will take years. It was never going to be easy, no matter how determined we are. Perhaps we’ll learn from this that you have to be inside the party before you can be on top.

I think about the conservative/tea party folks and the degree to which they have become engaged in the political process. That wasn’t true for most of us a few years ago. I looked at the candidates list for Texas yesterday and I find many of the incumbents have a primary opponent, in some cases multiple opponents. In many local elections, small government candidates are stepping up and that matters a lot. Don’t you see this in your own state and city?

On the federal level, there are 7 candidates to replace Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison. At least 3 of them have real tea party cred. I think Ted Cruz is going to win and that he will be awesome. Having another Rubio type in the Senate is a very good thing.

I read Pilgrim’s piece today on UP and it gave me a real lift. Yeah, in our righteous impatience we might think the 2010 frosh GOP class failed but you know, many of them really tried and many of them came to congress with the idea to be citizen legislators. They didn’t need the money or the grief. Isn’t that worth a hell of a lot? It is, and what they need is to be held to the cause. A few more reinforcements would help, too.

The hurry up activists among us are making a mistake condemning the people who are less motivated. Isn’t it, as our own Mr Bushmills would say, a “law” that only 10% or less of any group will take on a leadership role to make a significant difference? I challenge you to look at your workplace, church or any other organization and deny the 10% law. So we must bear in mind, like it or not, we go to war with the army we have.

There are things I don’t like about Mitt Romney, but I’m hoping he will prove to be something better than he has been. I’m praying, just as I prayed for the other 3 horses that were shot out from under me in the GOP primary. Stay in faith, patriots. We’ve got a mountain to move.

From this day forward, until Mitt takes the oath of office, I will speak no ill of him. That’s my own law, for the next nine months.

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texasgalt
Texas native. Conservative small businessman with 31 years experience. Government should roll back the nanny state. No country can tax its way to prosperity. The question isn't who will let me but who will stop me?
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pilgrim
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April 11, 2012 12:42 am

I’m very glad that my piece gave you a lift. It gave me a little extra food for thought. I think who Mitt chooses to select for VP is going to make a difference on the enthusiasm gap he suffers with the conservative base. I think if he picks one of the 2010 heroes who defeated an incumbent Democrat with the grassroots campaign instead of the washington establishment, then he just might seize a victory out of the jaws of defeat. If he chooses a “safe” choice that Rove, Boehner, or McConnell would suggest, then he is digging a hole… Read more »

Queen Hotchibobo
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April 11, 2012 9:42 am

I’m with you. I was eager for Perry to be my nominee, but I lost. So now, I’ll support the nominee. And seriously, he’s so much better than Obama, it’s not even on the same planet. Not even in the same solar system.

Romney loves America and believes in the capitalistic system that brought us prosperity. He believes in the rule of law and in the value of family. If there was nothing else, that would be enough to support him over JugEars.

eburke
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April 11, 2012 10:33 am

As much as it galls me to say it, you’re absolutely right TG. I expect nothing from a Romney Administration except for this mess to get worse slower. The alternative is wondering if we’ll have a country left in 2016 if the current inhabitant of the WH is re-elected. Since I reluctantly picked Romney over McCain in ’08 as the last two standing, I thought this would be easier than voting for McCain. But Romney’s Alinsky-style tactics against his conservative opponents this cycle has left quite the bitter taste in my mouth. I only hope that Mitt’s obvious lust for… Read more »