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January 16, 2012

The Meeting That Won't Change The World ~ Important Read About Electoin!!


To The Point news

by Dr. Jack Wheeler (The Wall Street Journal called Wheeler "the originator of the Reagan Doctrine". The Washington Post called him "The Indiana Jones of the Right")

At least it was cordial.

But the 150 or so "movement conservatives" gathered at Paul Pressler's this weekend (1/13-14) were a fractured lot.

Maybe 10% were for Perry. Almost all of them were against Romney. Well, sort of. Caveat below.

There was an official Romney guy there who explained that "You'll either work with us now or work with us later, but you'll all have to get on Mitt's train, because we have the money and the organization, so there's no stopping us."

This did not go over well. It just made everyone more determined than ever to do whatever it takes to stop Mittens. How to do so is what the group could not agree on.

I'm not going to name names, as I was asked not to. Just about every big name conservative you've heard of was there. A number of them didn't come out for any particular candidate. Others said they were all in for Perry at the start, and just couldn't overcome his blunders.

When the case was made that Perry was the only candidate who actually understood the Constitution and the power of the 10th Amendment, the only one who was not a big government guy, the most successful governor in the country who has a rock solid record of job creation and conservative judicial appointments - they just didn't care. I want that to sink in.

These conservative leaders really do not care about jobs, people hurting like the Great Depression, America's economy falling into an abyss. All they care about is "the family as the fabric of society," and other Rick Santorum social conservative platitudes. So a majority of them voted for Santorum. They could care less that Santorum would not do anything to reduce metastasizing government, much less castrate it (like Perry would), or has not the slightest trace of executive experience of any kind, government or private.

When asked one-on-one why they were going for Santorum when they knew he had no money, no organization, and stood not a ghost of a chance to win the nomination, the truth came out:

"If we unify behind Santorum, it will force Romney to pick him as his running mate - for he'll know that's the only way to get our support in the general (election in November)."

That's the slimy deal behind this. They'll go for Romney if he goes for Santorum on his ticket. Should we call them Judas Conservatives?

We suspected this all along: Santorum is a stalking horse for Romney. A vote for Santorum is a vote for Romney. Folks in South Carolina need to know this.

The cynical ploy, however, will not work - and not just because the Romney guy rolled his eyes when told about it (Romney has his heart set on Marco Rubio). It's because there was no unity at this meeting.

The Drudge headline "Social conservatives back Santorum," is a lie. A majority of the folks there chose Santorum - but there was no agreement that everyone would now get behind their choice. Some will continue backing Perry. A much larger number are now committed to Gingrich as the Not Romney. Others are going to focus on doing whatever they can to see no candidate gets a majority of delegates for a brokered convention.

A brokered convention, by the way, is how Sarah Palin could get the nomination. Or Rick Perry.

So there you have it.

This was a meeting that won't change the world, that won't change anything, except to marginalize these "movement" conservative leaders who really don't care about the fate of America.

They say Perry blew his chance. They have blown theirs.

Wild Thing's comment........

Perry is the only candidate that has current experience in creating an environment for job growth in a bad economy and plans to do so. * Cut, Balance, and Grow • Energizing American Jobs & Security.Supports a flat tax, a balanced budget, job creation, domestic energy, a secure border and get America working again, He is a conservative of conviction, not of convenience. Has signed 6 balanced budget during his term as governor and the only one to do so since WW11.

Posted by Wild Thing at January 16, 2012 02:50 AM


Here's what John McCain had to say about Perry's position.

"The Marine Corps prides itself that we don't lower ourselves to the level of the enemy," McCain said when asked about Perry's position. "So it makes me sad more than anything else, because ... I can't tell you how wonderful these people (Marines) are. And it hurts their reputation and their image." ...
"We're trying to win the hearts and minds" of the Afghanistan population, he said. "And when something like that comes up, it obviously harms that ability."

Trying to win their hearts and minds? Isn't that the same bull shit that was said during Vietnam?

Posted by: BobF at January 16, 2012 07:27 AM

I will continue to support Perry. However, it is looking too much like Romney will likely be the GOP candidate. If so, and he picks Santorum or Huntsman as a running mate, there will be no conservative in the Executive. It will be to the left of the Bush 41 WH. For me it will be just the latest of hold the nose and vote GOP elections. Shit!


Bob - yeah that heart and minds thing has worn out it's welcome. Remember too that the Vietnamese were/are far more tolerant of America than any muslim country. George Bush's famous last words; "No more nation building". Like his dad's infamous, "Read my lips. No new taxes".

Posted by: TomR, armed in Texas at January 16, 2012 12:47 PM

Opps, I put my comment in the wrong posting. Should have been in the one before.

Posted by: BobF at January 16, 2012 01:31 PM

Thanks so much. Perry did great in the debate tonight and I will post about it in the morning.


Posted by: Wild Thing at January 17, 2012 03:28 AM