By Tom King © 2012, Puyallup, WA
With the Rick Santorum's withdrawal from the presidential race this morning, the country club Republicans are all gathered in oak paneled rooms with glasses of Scotch and big ceegars congratulating themselves on having "unified the party" (by which they mean getting conservatives to surrender and rally round the Republican who's turn it is to run for president). Santorum, by showing well and withdrawing gracefully will likely get a shot next time if Romney fails.
RNC Grand Poobah, Reince Priebus ï»¿ Republican Party chairman Reince Priebus said this. "Today, Senator Santorum has made a commendable decision. He has decided to put his country, party, and desire to defeat President Obama ahead of any personal ambition. I applaud his decision and congratulate him on the campaign he has run." (i.e. "Wait your turn like a good boy").
Now Romney can safely do some things that appeal to moderates since the CC Repubs are quite convinced that moderates win elections despite all evidence to the contrary and multiple thrashings in presidential elections to show for it..
Brig. Gen. Anthony McAuliffe
I am reminded of General Anthony McAuliffe, who when he was told by a German general that defeat was inevitable and that he had no other choice than that he should surrender, sat down at his desk in his command post in Bastogne and wrote a one-word reply!
I’d like to propose that every conservative who is not happy with our choice of candidate, express their opinion by placing a single nut into an envelope and mailing it to Mr. Priebus.
Why just one nut? Have you ever tried to eat just one nut? It’s frustrating. You always want more.
Well, Mr. Priebus, guess how conservatives feel.
Mail your single nut to:
Republican National Committee
310 First Street, SE
Washington, DC 20003
Ask for a receipt for your "generous contribution".