I’ve been corresponding with a group of conservatives who are very strongly divided between Romney and Gingrich. I’m pleased to say that, while the debate is substantively heated, it also never veers away from common decency and civility. My latest contribution to the email string, right after mention of a brokered convention, was as follows:
“Allen West! Allen West! Allen West! A proven leader.”
(I can dream, can’t I?)
For all the doom and gloom predictions right now, with various factions in the conservative movement unable to envision themselves voting for the other guy come next November, I continue to believe that, as is usually the case once the fecal matter stops spraying off the fan, that conservatives will coalesce around the Republican candidate. I’ve said from the beginning, sitting here in California where primaries are really over by the time they get to my state, that my candidate is the guy named ABO (Anybody But Obama). It’ll be a tough call if the ABO candidate is Ron Paul, who is as awful in foreign policy as Obama, but I still think it’s important to break the Obama political infrastructure before it becomes an inextricable part of the American body politic.