Tom McLaughlin on Mitt Romney, Duncan Hunter, and the others..A Must Read
This could be the best article I've read about the GOP presidential field. Tom McLaughlin is - "a teacher and columnist who lives in Lovell, Maine. His column is published in Maine and New Hampshire newspapers." His recent article nails the dilemma many conservatives are facing this primary season. He begins with
Time to make up my mind about who I want for president and I’ve narrowed it down to two. Republican Congressman Duncan Hunter drove himself from Manchester to Conway while campaigning in New Hampshire last week. He was doing the best he could with his limited budget and staff. A few days later, former Republican governor Mitt Romney came to Conway with his driver. Two advance men were at The Conway Daily Sun (one of the papers running my column) when I arrived last Saturday morning, twenty minutes early for the interview by the Sun’s editorial board. It’s an example of what it’s like for Hunter as a back-of-the-pack candidate. Romney is among the leaders.
Hunter answers questions with a yes or a no, then explains his position........
If you are a conservative, I urge you to read this post. Tom feels the same way I do. It is time for conservatives to stand up to the GOP and the MSM telling us who can and can not win. We want a solid record. A vision for the future. That man is Duncan Hunter.
"Though Hunter is the most conservative candidate and a good, courageous man as well, would I be wasting my vote for someone who has never risen above the low single digits in opinion polls? Shouldn’t I vote for Romney and help him get by Huckabee, McCain, Giuliani and Thompson who are leading the pack? Maybe, but there’s only one poll that really matters - the one in the voting booth. If I don’t vote for the man I believe would make the best president, wouldn’t I be further corrupting the process? Each of us had to use his brain and his gut to determine whom to vote for. I have. Maybe I’m a sucker the underdog, but I’m voting for Duncan Hunter. I urge you to do the same."
Indeed. We will get what we deserve. Just like Joseph Farah said- "Duncan Hunter is the real deal. Support him now – so we don't have to compromise later."