An Ol’ Broad’s Ramblings

March 20, 2007

No Enthusiasm….So Far

Filed under: Politics & Elections, Republicans — olbroad @ 9:34

Just one example of the lack of umph within the Republican Party.

State GOP leaders not enthusiastic about front-runners

None of the GOP presidential front-runners has generated much support among Republican Party loyalists in Texas, whose early favorite to head the ticket in 2008 hasn’t even announced – Newt Gingrich.

Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney have few enthusiastic backers on the State Republican Executive Committee.

Support for Arizona Sen. John McCain in the party’s governing body appears near zero, according to The Dallas Morning News canvass of committee members.

“I can definitely tell you that if John McCain were the candidate, I probably wouldn’t vote,” said Ellen Guthrie, a committee member from Tyler.

I know the feeling, although I disagree. Even McCain would be better than the Hidlebeast or Obama. The lesser of two evils, is still evil though.

“I’m a little distressed that we don’t have a Reagan and can say, ‘That’s my man,’ ” said Benona Love of Amarillo. “Instead, we have a number of people who all have strong qualities but with feet of clay, unfortunately, like all men do.”

(snicker) It’s a shame we can’t find a strong conservative female. 🙂

“We need a strong candidate with good name ID and a good record and someone who’s well liked and can garner some votes from independent Americans. And I think Giuliani is that guy,” said John Fowler, a GOP committee member from Dallas.

They don’t even mention Fred Thompson, who has serious strong recognition. Who doesn’t know his face? 🙂 Ok, maybe there are a few, who have never turned on a TV, but most people are quite aware of his strong conservative stand.

“I’m certainly not going to support somebody that I don’t think is going to hold spending down and continue to fight the battle for the Reagan social conservative agenda,” said Jane Cansino of Lubbock. “So it’s not just about pragmatism, it’s about principle.”

Sadly, somewhere along the line, Republicans have lost their principles, or refuse to stand up for them. Either way, it doesn’t bode well for conservatives.

“When I look at Mitt, to me he looks plastic. I’m afraid he’s just mouthing the words,” said Russ Duerstine of San Angelo. “He says a lot of the right things, but I’m not sure he’s for real.”

Personally, I think all the front runners have a little plastic in their gene pool. On BOTH sides.



  1. In my opinion, Romney’s the best hope conservatism has in 2008. As much as I dislike McCain, I could vote for him & maybe even work for his campaign.

    But Giuliani? Forget about it.

    Comment by Calvin — March 20, 2007 @ 10:07

  2. No Enthusiasm….So Far

    Trackback by University Update — March 20, 2007 @ 10:31

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