Where do we go now?
My fellow ODBA member Cargosquid over at UCV has a good post up - "What if.....you'll be asking that in 2009" Take time to read it.
Cargo is supporting Fred Thompson as passionately as I have Duncan Hunter. Now that Duncan has dropped out and Fred failed to make a strong showing in South Carolina, I think he will soon follow. Fred laid it all on the table in SC (He campaigned his ass off) and you cant argue that he fell flat. There is nothing for Fred to look forward to in Florida - He is polling in single digits.
Where are conservatives like me and Cargo going to go? Mitt? McCain? The Huck? Do we make a stand and support Ron Paul? Has the GOP changed so much that the best they can offer us are the above three? Cargo writes that "The Reagan Revolution is dead. Long live the liberals. When you get a liberal president, don't blame the Fred Heads." Don't blame the Hunter supporters either. On my side bar is a link to contribute to Duncan through my personal fundraising account. I set a modest goal of $250. I had two people contribute for a total of $50. With all the conservatives in the state that speaks volumes. My friend Chris has his view on this here. I think they both are right. While conservatism may not be dead, its definition has damn sure changed. We cried for a conservative candidate and when we get one we slam the door in their face. We cried for a candidate that is not a flip flopper. yet a solid 26 year voting record went ignored. Yes my fellow GOP'ers...we will get just what we asked for come November.