The onerous Romney makes me root for the Ron Paul supporters working hard at the state level across the US trying their darndest to stop him from getting a first round nomination.
While this won’t mean that Paul will get the nomination—he won’t—if they can just stop the onerous Romney from getting it in the first round, conservatives and America itself will owe them a huge debt of gratitude.
And there is a lot of overlap between the Paul agenda and the conservative agenda. While some of it, like dismantling much of the police state, will make some conservatives shriek in agony, it just needs to be done for the good of our nation.
Other parts, like dismantling a lot of the unconstitutional federal government, many conservatives embrace in theory, but not in practice. Yet this, too, is necessary surgery for the health of our nation.
Conservatism will no longer mean just the preservation of the status quo, no matter how bad the status quo is. Instead it will mean following the constitutional rules, no matter how pragmatic and profitable it has been to a small number of people to violate those rules.