Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Populist Passion Is Healthy for GOP

So it’s John McCain for the Republican nomination for president in 2008. I can handle that. What I can’t handle is pundits lecturing me that I must get with the program, abandon conservative principles, and become more pragmatic.

The Republican Party was born out of political passion. Inconvenient, problematic, thorn-in-the-side passion. And it was passion for a social issue, a human rights issue – slavery.

The Republican Party went stagnant when it abandoned principles and became the plaything of the robber barons.

The Grand Old Party found itself in the 20th century under red-blooded leadership from the likes of Teddy Roosevelt, Dwight Eisenhower, and Ronald Reagan, leaders who were crusaders for conservative principles.

Stay right where you are with your conservative principles and let John McCain come to you. Without you, the Grand Old Party has no soul. I’m Chip Maxwell.

1 comment:

OmaSteak said...

When push comes to shove, conservatives better hold their noses and vote for McCain for no more valid reason than he's definitely the lesser of two evils. If Obama/Clinton win, they will, with a Dem controlled House and Senate, make huge changes growing the size/scope of government which will be exceedingly hard to undo. As a for instance, nationalized health insurance. Once enacted, impossible to repeal. Will destroy the private health insurance industry. Same goes for oil/natural gas industry, etc. A no-vote or voting for some third party longshot is the same as a vote for Obama/Clinton. The nominating process is far from ideal but it's the way the game is played for now. And before the Ron Paul loonies get all up in arms, go to mtp.msnbc.com and watch Paul's interview on Meet The Press. Paul "talks the talk" but he doesn't "walk the talk". He's a fake.