Sunday, February 10, 2008

Exit Romney; Enter McCain

Well, it has taken me a few days to gather some thoughts about the week that the Republican party just had.

Admittedly, Super Tuesday did not go the way I anticipated it would. With Romney and Huckabee splitting the Republican Evangelical vote, McCain emerged as the clear winner. I was a Romney supporter so his announcement on Thursday to suspend his presidency was equivalent to a fairly good sized tremor to my world. I have never supported a Presidential nominee that lost. This is an interesting place to be in. And those of you who know me know that I hate to lose.

Erik, my dearest, supported McCain. He reasoned that McCain can beat Hilary. But, will he be able to beat Obama? I have my sincere doubts. Especially since Obama raised about 28 million dollars in the month of January alone. That kind of money is almost impossible to beat.

So, McCain is likely the nominee for the Republicans. And the only good thing about that is that now he can start hammering away at the Democratic party. With the Democrats undecided between Obama and Hilary there is a lot of time and money that will be spent just on the primaries. The Republicans do have an advantage there.

Also, it is important to keep in mind that a third of the Senate is up for re-election as is the entire House. This is an opportunity to begin to put into place those Senators and Representatives that more closely align with our values. I, for one, am tired of the Republicans who get elected to Congress and then compromise on the core values of the party. And don't talk to me about bipartisanship; that's code for Republicans compromising on core values while Democrats get exactly what they want. Who even came up with the term? I am for compromise, of course, but I would like to see Republicans exercising their muscle to get the Dems to compromise. How about it?

1 comment:

chandy said...

I've been wondering about your thoughts this week... I too was very disappointed to see Romney drop out, but not terribly surprised I guess. And as much as I'm not wild about McCain at all, he is clearly the lesser of the remaining evils. Our only option now is to support him. Anything else and we'll elect a mean Democrat.