How very big of NRSC spokesman Brian Walsh! I mean this is quite an honor! Being told by the all-knowing NRSC that we can share our views?
“They’re certainly entitled to express their opinions on this Senate seat and participate in the democratic process just like anyone else,” said NRSC spokesman Brian Walsh. “But that also includes Sen. Cornyn and the other Senate Republican leaders who have expressed their support for Gov. Crist. They’ve endorsed the governor because he’s not only a proven leader but he’s also the candidate to ensure that this seat stays Republican in a very competitive election cycle. So while it’s healthy to have a debate, at the end of the day it’s even more important for all Republicans to keep their eye on the ultimate goal, which is regaining the majority in the Senate.”
Well, let me think on this a moment. It sounds a lot like the NRSC is still telling the grassroots Conservatives to "shut the Hell up" to me. And again, they are throwing out the oft-used "if you speak out, Republicans will lose" card. Really? Well, how has that strategy worked in 2006 and 2008? How DID Moderate McCain do in November?
Yep, he lost big, and those vaunted Republican majorities the NRSC wants to reclaim? How did they get lost to begin with? Hmmm, the GOP strayed from the Conservative principles that got us a majority in 1994, and now the Democrats have large advantages in the Senate and the House. The White House? Yep! That has a Democrat in too! Man, this does not give me much faith in entrusting the selection of our candidates to the GOP leadership.
And the NRSC ought to know that their "Crist can win, Rubio cannot" mantra rings hollow. Recall that almost no one doubted that Hillary was a shoe-in a year before Iowa? And Rudy Giuliani was a definite for the GOP too wasn't he? Study your recent history there GOP.
The NRSC has tried to relegate Marco Rubio to the candidate of "some day in the future". Sort of like many said of a guy named Barack Obama. How long did that logic last when votes started actually being counted? Not very long as I recall.
As I have said before, if Rubio does not get the votes to get the party nod, then OK, the people will have had their say. Then then NRSC would be right to do their best to get Crist elected. But, they have sought to skip the part where WE the PEOPLE decide who is the best candidate!