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Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Did Tim Pawlenty and Ron Carey Get The Message?

The tremendous crowds that came to the polls last night had a clear message for the governor and our party leaders. They came to indicate their preference for conservatism. That's why they voted 2 to 1 for Romney over McCain. Add the Ron Paul or even the Huckabee vote together with the Romney vote and you get the full spectrum of fiscal and social conservatism saying No! to liberal RINOs like McCain.

So which direction have Pawlenty and Carey been taking us? And which direction should they go now? Last night they heard the voice of the people, the ones that support the Republican party, the ones that make everything else go. It was more than just presidential politics last night. It was an opportunity for the good citizens to send a message to our leaders. It is an open question as to whether they are listening.


Blogger G-Man said...

Methinks that there is something afoot between the McCain and Huckabee campaigns. Why would Huckabee aim his fire at Romney when McCain is the front runner? Is it Huck's objective to take out Romney on behalf of McCain and save McCain the trouble of debating ideas? If so, did Carey come out for Huckabee for the same reason – and give Pawlenty some cover?

2/06/2008 6:27 PM  
Blogger Daria said...

From today's Strib:

"Despite his support and polls showing strong support for McCain, Pawlenty predicted that McCain would probably finish behind Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in the Republican caucuses in Minnesota because of a smaller subgroup of Republicans who show up at caucuses." [Emphasis added]

As a member of the "smaller subgroup" our conservative poser governor has thrown under the bus my guess that the answer to the question posed by the title of your post is an emphatic "No!".

It seems that Pawlenty has conveniently forgotten all of the hard work and monetary support by the same "subgroup" that got him elected in the first place (in spite of the reservations many of us had) in exchange for his assurances that he would govern as a conservative.

I hope the Governor and the rest of the RINOcracy all own watches because they won't get the time of day from me, let alone any of my hard earned overtaxed money. And I strongly suspect that many others within the "subgroup" feel the same way.

- D

2/06/2008 6:45 PM  
Blogger Frake said...

To add to what Daria has already said:

The jargon that we use -- those of us that are politically active -- refer to that "smaller subgroup" by the term "base". Elite GOP leaders please take note.

2/07/2008 8:06 PM  

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