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Sun Jan 22, 2012, 10:13 PM

An open (desparate) letter to Republican leaders...(begging for salvation from Newt)

An open letter to Republican leaders
By Jennifer Rubin

Dear Govs. Haley Barbour, Mitch Daniels, John Kasich, Bobby Jindal; Sens. Jon Kyl, Marco Rubio and Jim DeMint; and Reps. Eric Cantor (R-Va.), Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), and Mike Pence (R-Ind.):

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But here’s the thing: The voters in their infinite wisdom have just given a huge boost to perhaps the only GOP candidate who could shift the spotlight from President Obama to himself, alienate virtually all independent voters, lose more than 40 states and put the House majority in jeopardy.

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It seems, gentlemen, it’s time to get off your . . . er . . . time to get off the bench and into the game. It is time to make the case for winning conservatism — a conservatism attractive to centrist voters that can be translated into a reform agenda. If conservatism becomes a movement of anti-media bashing and hyperbolic rhetoric, it will cease to be a force in American politics. And if it is led by an egomaniac whose personal advancement takes precedence over any principle, the GOP will be (correctly) mocked.

So how about it? One of you can run yourself. Or you can instead collectively get behind a not-Gingrich candidate. But really, if you are to have a Republican Party to lead one day in the future, you can’t very well do nothing.

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My own view is that any one of you would be preferable as a candidate to Newt Gingrich, as would either Rick Santorum or Mitt Romney. So chat among yourselves and decide on a game plan. Figure out how to avoid being dubbed the “sane Republicans who let the party burn to the ground.” But don’t dawdle. There’s another big race coming up.

Best Regards,

Right Turn

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/right-turn/post/an-open-letter-to-republican-leaders/2012/01/21/gIQA9abjGQ_blog.html


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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Jan 22, 2012, 10:15 PM

1. LOL

based on the incorrect premise that one repuke is preferable over another - they ALL stink

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Jan 22, 2012, 10:22 PM

2. "a conservatism attractive to centrist voters "

Completely out of touch - they just don't get it. The extremists she lists push a conservatism that makes centrists freak out.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 01:25 AM

3. "Sane" publicans?

No such animal.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 05:33 AM

4. Screw the establishment! Newt 2012

Though I doubt he will pull it off.

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