Conservatives Continue to Resist Mitt 'Anyone But Obama' Romney
Tea Party conservatives are clearly not losing the battle of ideas. In fact, these independent conservatives are working to elect more like-minded individuals to the U.S. House and Senate, as well as to state houses and local boards of selectmen and school systems. If they are successful in winning the Senate back for the Republicans, and Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) is the Senate Majority leader, don’t think for a second he won’t have his hands full trying to get those conservatives on board with the traditional “party” platform. Just ask Speaker John Boehner.
The restlessness and resistance among some conservatives mean the near future still holds some uncertainty. Maybe it is more of a “process” than anticipated and hoped. But, the philosophies of people like Sarah Palin, Ken Cuccinelli, and Newt Gingrich might be a guiding light to those who are independent-minded conservatives, who don’t need the “party” to keep their ideas on the minds of Americans. Looking to these leaders, conservatives may find a model for how to cope with the remainder of the primary season. And, just maybe, the real inspiration is still ahead of us.