* CNN: Is there a concern that Santorum and Gingrich might force the governor to tack so far to the right it would hurt him with moderate voters in the general election?
* ERIC FEHRNSTROM (ROMNEY CAMPAIGN SPOKESMAN): Well, I think you hit a reset button for the fall campaign. Everything changes. Itï¿½s almost like an Etch A Sketch. You can kind of shake it up and restart all over again.
After the shock, the mind-boggling bafflement subsides, please read on.
Any literate person that has followed the Republican primaries is aware of Mitt Romney's soft, flexible positions and ability as a moderate to change positions on a dime. Actual statements confirming the obvious make Governor Romney and his campaign unqualified to be the party's nominee.
It's time for this embarrassment to back away and let the voters decide on a conservative as the nominee. Mitt has spent over $100 million thus far buying votes and yet has rarely exceeded a 50% vote of any given primary. Exit polls indicate Romney typically only wins certain segments of the vote - affluent voters with incomes over $100,000 per year, moderates and those willing to subvert their principles for a nominee that may have a better chance of winning.
My question to fellow Conservatives of the Peninsula: Given the distaste I've read here and elsewhere for our previous candidates McCain (a moderate who couldn't win) and Bush (biggest spending "conservative" of all time,) are you satisfied with another moderate to be the standard bearer? A moderate to liberal nominee that probably can't win anyway, given all the ammunition given to the democrat party over the last three months?
I submit the correct answer is not a 'no', rather HELL NO!
Looking at the remaining candidates, I further suggest that the only logical choice, barring a draft at the convention, is Senator Santorum. A man of conviction and principle.
Not an Etch-A-Sketch.