Thursday, February 07, 2008

It's official: We will have a liberal president

With the withdrawal of Mitt Romney from the Republican presidential race, the country is now doomed to having a liberal president for the next four years.

No matter whether it's John McCain, Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama, we will not have a conservative in the White House.

We will not be supporting, endorsing nor voting for John McCain this fall. We subscribe to the Rush Limbaugh theory that if the country is going to go to hell, we don't want to see someone with an R after their name get the blame. Better for the Democrats to take the shots for the policy failings that will invariably occur.

Therefore, we're now officially on the hunt for a third-party conservative candidate whom we can endorse and vote for. Hopefully there will be a Libertarian Party candidate on the ballot this fall. We know a conservative third-party candidate will have no chance of winning, but we are not willing to sacrifice our principles and our honor by supporting McCain. That's not what conservatism is all about. We prefer to stand on principle and regroup for 2012.

We are truly saddened by this development. In our eyes, the Republicans are nominating the worst possible candidate. We'd almost prefer Ron Paul to John McCain. We don't relish seeing this fall's race for the presidency by two liberals.


At 3:14 PM, February 07, 2008, Blogger Steve Manning said...

No one in Lexington was more supportive of Conservative Fred Thompson and Mitt Romeny than me. That being said we must,begrudgingly unite behind McCain.A third party "conservative candidate" would only divide the GOP and ensure a victory by Hillary or Obama.It would be devasting for America if either of these liberal socialists were to win. What we should do now is to start a third party of conservatives now that will be able to mount a serious challenge in 2012 to the iron grip of the two establishment parties!

Steve Manning

At 4:05 PM, February 07, 2008, Blogger Steve Magruder said...

Universal healthcare, here we come!

(Esp. now that conservatives are finally laying down their swords)

At 4:08 PM, February 07, 2008, Blogger Cyberhillbilly Blog said...

John McCain joins the good company of fellow conservatives who've been criticized by this blog:

Trey Grayson
Richie Farmer
Anne Northup
Hal Rogers
Mitch McConnell

Am I missing anyone?

So, who's your guy for 08? Rush? Coulter? And so much for the war on terror.

At 11:21 AM, February 08, 2008, Blogger K-Pac II said...

Cyber, we are conservatives first and Republicans second. We are committed to a distinct set of policies and principles that include strong borders, following the rule of law, loyalty and honesty, freedom of expression and a host of other things.

John McCain is not conservative. Your argument about the war on terror falls flat when you consider that McCain wants to close Gitmo and opposes sprinkling a little water on terrorists' faces.

Look at McCain's record on free speech issues, taxes, immigration, fighting terror, and a whole bunch of other things. These aren't minor things tnat can be overlooked just for the sake of electing a Republican.

We can't support McCain. He lost us with McCain-Feingold years ago and everything he's done since has been icing on that cake.

We will call out Republicans when they are wrong. Republicans were wrong not to support our governor from the attacks the Democrats unleashed on him.

We don't have a guy for '08 now, although we are rethinking the primary and giving Huckabee a stronger look. We really never had a guy for '08 to start with. We could have strongly supported Newt Gingrich but he decided not to run. But we have always had a guy we didn't want in '08 and that was McCain. That dates back to our personal discussions long before we started this blog. McCain has long been our worst nightmare and now we've woken up to find that we were not dreaming.

Mr. Manning, a third party conservative candidate will be divisive whether it's in 2008 or 2012. As Limbaugh says, for better or worse, the GOP is the home of the conservative movement and realistically there is not other place for us. Our best bet is to reclaim our home from the squatters who are trying to take it over. For 2008 that means a vote for a third-party conservative candidate. For 2012 it means nominating a strong conservative to run against Hillary or Obama. You say it'd be devastating for the US should either of those liberal socialists win. Given McCain's record on immigration, taxes, etc., he's no better.

At 11:54 AM, February 08, 2008, Blogger Steve Magruder said...

Sprinkling a little water?

Now we know why conservatives and evangelicals are splitting apart: Clear moral decay amongst conservatives.

At 2:04 PM, February 08, 2008, Blogger Steve Manning said...

a vote for third party candidate in 2008 would be a vote for Obama or Hillary. The only possible third party candidate mentioned so far is Bloomberg and he is no conservative! I guess wacko Ron Paul might run!


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