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It it is increasingly looking as though "say anything to get elected" Mittens Romney is gaining steam. Even to the point gasbag Newtie (the authoritarian) Gingrich may be facing an insurmountable climb to the cherished republican nomination.
The Hill - What do the anti-Romney Republicans do now?
Mitt Romney is the odds-on favorite to become the GOP presidential nominee following his 14-point victory in the Florida primary Tuesday and is heading into the Nevada caucuses with a big lead. Those conservatives who have long opposed his candidacy are at a loss.
Some continue to hold out hope that, somehow, Romney can be stopped. Others seem to grudgingly accept that he will become the nominee, but are disinclined to do anything more than the bare minimum to help him win the general election. The appetite for a third-party candidacy is small, setting aside the comparatively small group of libertarians who would back a Ron Paul run.
In the absence of a clear way forward, conservatives are confused and dismayed.
“I was disappointed that the grassroots movement even in our own state was just not able to overcome the money that can be poured into a campaign,” said Patricia Sullivan, a prominent Tea Party activist in Florida who endorsed Gingrich. “We had the passion, but not the finances to beat that kind of establishment machine.”
Hm, lets think for just one moment. Isn't there a constitutional conservative candidate in the field? Isn't there a candidate who, unlike Newtie or Mittens really believes in individual liberties as defined by proper constitutional law? Isn't there a candidate who believe in fiscal responsibility and sanity? Isn't there a candidate who thinks the government's business is to place the levers of governance in the hands of the people's elected body of representatives?
By George I believe there is. His name is Ron Paul. Now, if only the rest of the fiscal conservatives and socially conservative evangelicals (fundies) would wake up and recognize the proper constitutional alternative to either Mittens and Newtie.
Oh, I almost forgot. I suppose one might consider Rick (the Rickster) Santorum. That is if you are wanting of a sanctimonious, theological hidebound medieval minded leader for you president.