About This Whole Nikki Haley Endorsing Mitt Romney Thing

I’m a Newt Gingrich supporter and of course think everyone should endorse him because my judgement is right and anyone who supports another candidate is wrong, hates America, isn’t a true conservative, and so on. That being said…

Nikki Haley endorsed Mitt Romney in 2007. Mitt Romney endorsed Nikki Haley in 2009 when she was running in the SC-GOV primary and was fourth in the polls. They obviously have a personal relationship, and there’s more than a good chance that Nikki Haley honestly believes  Romney is the best person for the job. Maybe if there was a viable conservative alternative who was the perfect candidate it may have been different, but that candidate isn’t running and it sure as hell isn’t Rick Perry.

Anyone seriously hurt by the Haley endorsement, thinking she did it for a job, or thinks that she’s “done” with conservatives needs to change their diapers, back away from talk radio and pick up a book or at least go for a walk. There are more important issues facing the country than people’s Arbitron ratings, and the Republic is not going to fall because [Governor X] endorsed [Candidate who less less conservative than I approve of Y].

I was a John McCain supporter in 2008, so I am the LAST PERSON to criticize anyone for learning and/or changing your mind over four years. But the talk radio pile on of RINO Mitt Romney when they all sung his praises as the 2nd coming of Reagan riding to the rescue on his three legged stool four years ago is just hackery.

Rush (http://bit.ly/qYYb84) and Levin (http://bit.ly/nZuZul ) circa 2008.

Rush Limbaugh and Mark Levin are RINOs

It’s funny, I remember when Glenn Beck was first singing praises of Chris Christie, Christie ducked a question when asked if he’d ever appear on the Glenn Beck show. When Beck was asked aboot it, his response was basically “If avoiding me is going to reform New Jersey, so be it.” Compare that to his colleagues Rush Limbaugh and Mark Levin, who are apparently upset that Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels hurt their poor little feelings.

It’s in response to Daniels speech at CPAC.

Now, could I have done without some of the speakers and anything Ron Paul related? Of course. You don’t boo Dick Cheney at anything that has the word “conservative” in it, and if Campaign for Liberty is going to pay to have people shipped in to disrupt CPAC on behalf of Ron Paul, it can be solved by no longer inviting C4L or Ron Paul. That stuff was such a small part of the event; I thought the rest of it was a success.  I digress…

The problem with Daniels, and the part they have an issue with, is that after talking aboot conservative health care reform, conservative education reform, conservative tax reform, conservative entitlement reform, and conservative economic reform…he insinuated that in order to beat Obama, we need to reach out to voters other than just those who listen talk radio. Rush and Levin saw that as an attack on talk radio, pandering to the mainstream media, and selling out conservative principles.
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