And Then There Were Two…and Ron Paul
Posted by Joshua Price on February 7, 2008
With the exit of Mitt Romney the GOP presidential field is left without even a quasi conservative candidate. So what are we left with?
We are left with the conservative wannabe John McCain. McCain is a liberal. I don’t care the American Conservative Union rates him as he is a liberal. He is pro-amnesty, against English only legislation, against tax cuts, and he’s been in bed the most liberal of the Democrats (i.e. Ted Kennedy and Russ Feingold).
We are also left with Mike Hucabee. Hucabee is some policy positions to offer such as his support for the Fair Tax, but he too is not a conservative. His fiscal and immigration policies as governor of Arkansas rival any good liberal’s.
So what does this mean for the Republican Party? It means that it’s one quick free-fall. The Republican first, conservative second crowd believes that they can win without the conservative vote. They’re wrong. They were wrong in the 2006 midterms and they will be wrong in the 2008 general election.
Have fun with McCain and enjoy getting a butt-kicking worse than the midterms.
My final message to the Republican Party is this: you need conservatives far more than we need you!