Et Tu, Romney?
By now you have probably observed that I am a big Mitt Romney fan. There are few things Romney could do to damage my faith in him, but he managed to find one of them; Romney endorsed John McCain.
Now, to be fair, I understand the politics of it all. I understand that Mitt wants to preserve his political future and as a party leader he is expected to fall in line with the party politics now that the nomination is all but wrapped up. I understand that Romney is committed to party unity and whether we like it or not, McCain is our guy.
Having said that, I still don't like it. I'm not a fan of John McCain. I cheered Mitt on when he fired off his attacks on McCain's leftward tendencies. I was with him completely when he argued that we need a Conservative in the White House and that McCain is no Conservative. I can't help but feel a little betrayed.
Look, I'm gonna vote for John McCain if he is our nominee; I won't deny that. But I also don't want to shove the last year and a half under the rug. I don't want to ignore the fact that our party and the Conservative movement has a major problem in John McCain. I had hoped that the man who is in the best position to really become the next big Conservative leader, Mitt Romney would have taken a bit more of a stand on this.
Wishful thinking I suppose.
I'm writing angry, never a good idea. I'll stop now.