As much as the grassroots might not like it, with actual voting taking place in less than a month, there’s a good chance that Mitt Romney is going to be our nominee. I know the conventional wisdom is that he’s going to destroy the conservative movement as we know it and that activists are going to stay home, delivering the election to President Obama. That doesn’t have to be the case.
The primary has been a race between Mitt Romney and Not Mitt Romney. The general looks like it’s going to be a race between Obama and Not Obama. Romney, at least according to the current polls, looks like the strongest Not Obama to draw independents, disenchanted Dems, and other voters who would not ever normally vote for a Republican.
This is where we come in. Because the current resident has been such an unmitigated disaster, we’re going to have voters voting for a Republican Presidential candidate that normally wouldn’t ever vote Republican. We have to make sure they go down the line. A voter who is open to voting Republican for President for the first time could be open to voting Republican in US Senate, State Senate, Congress, Assembly, etc.
If you’re unhappy with Romney as our nominee, that’s fine. If he’s not conservative enough for you, you’re not alone. But then look down ticket and make sure we have people running who are conservative enough. Find that “Marco Rubio” where you live that would absolutely crush an opportunity of having all those voters willing to give someone with a (R-State) a chance.
The bullshit that a Romney candidacy is the end of conservatism and the tea party is just that, bullshit.