Monday, November 21, 2011

Mike Huckabee tells conservatives to prepare to back Mitt Romney

Former Governors Mitt Romney and Mike Huckabee, Source: Arkansas Times

Mike Huckabee tells conservatives to prepare to back Mitt Romney and thousands of evangelical preachers suddenly yelled out, "Oh God save us from this terrible day!"
Former Governor Huckabee was asked Sunday by 77WABC New York "Investigative Radio" host Aaron Klein to comment on whether the tea party will sit out the 2012 election if former Massachusetts Gov. Romney is the Republican nominee, Huckabee responded with the following:
It would be real tragic if they stayed out because Mitt Romney may not be their first choice, but Mitt Romney every day of the week and twice on Sunday is gonna to be a much more effective president for issues that they care about than Barack Obama. And I think sometimes there is this anxiety within the Republican Party of who is the perfect candidate. The answer is: there isn't one. And so, what you find is you have to decide who can survive the process. And whoever that is-- and if it's Mitt Romney, then I think Republicans and conservatives and tea party need to get behind him and say, 'You may not be our first choice, but between you and Obama, I'll vote forty times to help get you elected.'
The anti-Romney pundits seem to be slowly admitting he's their man. Last week, the uber-conservative Ann Coulter even said in a column for Townhall Nov. 16, "Everyone knows the nominee is going to be Romney... That's not so bad if you think the most important issues in this election are defeating Obama and repealing Obamacare."

When should primary voters start focusing on voting for the person who can defeat Obama over the person who has the platform they want represented? Unfortunately, we can't all have it both ways. In my humble opinion, all conservatives need to be watching out for Ron Paul supporters. Ardent and loyal as they may be, if they insist on sticking with their man even after he loses in the primaries, they risk re-electing Obama with their protest "the candidate isn't conservative enough' votes. 

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