Archive for September 28, 2011
Last year, people all over the political universe were calling Republicans crazy for rejecting the more moderate Mike Castle, Sue Lowden, and Jane Norton for the more extreme Christine O’Donnell, Sharron Angle, and Ken Buck. After all, those three Senate seats would have been enough to shift the majority from the Democrats to the Republicans.
The response from many in the Tea Party wing of the Republican Party is that it’s better to lose with a “real” conservative than to win with a RINO. Is that position really all that crazy? It’s worth investigating, given that this year’s leading Presidential candidates, other than Mitt Romney, have all been working diligently to find just how far off the right end of the political spectrum they can go. (more…)