Mitt Romney has decided that he doesn’t want to lose another election, so he let the world know that he will not be a candidate for President of the United States in 2016.
Good news, right? Time to party, right? Not so fast! While Romney’s decision should help the Republican Party overall, there are still two more “Mitts” waiting in the wings: Jeb Bush and Chris Christie.
There are a few things we need to remember about these two Gutless On Principles (GOP) Hall of Shame members.
Jeb Bush: Like Romney—heck, even like Obama—Jeb has no problem with Obama’s executive amnesty for millions of illegal aliens. Actually, he did have one problem with it… he didn’t think it went far enough. Bush has become so consistent in his pro-amnesty position for those “loving families” that his name has become an acrostic: Just Eliminate Borders. He is a big fan of federalized public education—a.k.a. Common Core—and he has made a firm commitment to oppose the conservative base of the Republican party, going as far as to say that he is willing to lose the nomination in order to avoid working with them.
Chris Christie: The New Jersey governor has a well-established record of policy positions that run contrary to the Republican party. In the days leading up to the 2012 election, Hurricane Sandy struck the east coast, which should have had nothing to do with politics, but provided a major boost to Christie’s re-election campaign, as he embraced Obama and shunned Romney. When presented with an opportunity to fill an open U.S. Senate in 2013, he essentially handed it to Corey Booker (D-NJ). He verbally assaulted Senator Rand Paul (R-KY)—and by default, everyone who believes that Constitutional rights needn’t be sacrificed for security—calling his view “very dangerous.” And while he claims to oppose Obama’s Executive Amnesty, he opposed Congress’ use of the “power of the purse” to stop him.
If America is going to have a chance of turning things around in 2016, the Republican party needs to nominate a REAL conservative. The Republican establishment says that only a candidate from the mushy middle can win, but one need look no further than John McCain in 2008 and Mitt Romney in 2012 to know that is a losing formula.
So, we can rejoice that one of the RINOs of the party will not be sucking the blood—and the money—from better candidates, although I’m sure we can count on his meddling from the grandstands. But we need to delay throwing a party until we make sure that Bush and Christie keep their Mitts to themselves.
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