I’m probably going to hold my nose and vote for Romney. Not to win the presidency but to at least have a chance at preserving the supreme court. I will vote the most conservative candidate in every race. Hopefully we will get enough conservatives in congress to keep Romney on a very tight leash
I propose our action plan for the next four years is to close our primaries. Allowing dems and independents to vote in primaries has been a disaster!
Thank you for the post. I was wondering when this would be suggested. This is potentially the biggest problem with a Romney nomination or victory, in terms of reshaping the Republican Party into an organizations that does more than pay lip service to its base.
The nominee becomes the head of the party and controls its apparatus. It is therefore not in Ronmey's best interests to change the party apparatus away from what supports his own interest -- that is, open primaries and pandering to liberal support.
In short, it's not going to happen. The GOP-E will not take steps that will lead to its own demise. This is why I believe that, in the end, a third party is the only option for conservatives.