Wednesday, November 15, 2006
Pence for President
"We didn't just lose our majority. I believe we lost our way."
So said Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN) in announcing he would run for minority leader of the House Republicans. He is the only prominent member of government who realizes this, and who, like many of us, has foreseen it for years. Pence heads the Republican Study Committee (RSC), a group of over 110 House Republicans who promote, among other things, "a limited and Constitutional role for the federal government." The other Republicans in the House obviously don't agree with that idea.
Pence's statement that Republicans didn't just lose their majority was accurate. It would be even more precise to state that conservatives certainly didn’t lose the election. I have no regret for the senators who were lost on November 7th. None seemed to be particularly conservative out of principle. Mike DeWine of Ohio was an F- senator on immigration, according to many pro-legal immigration groups. Rick Santorum, for those who remember, in 2004 endorsed the pro-abortion, pro-homosexual Senator Arlen Specter in a primary against Pat Toomey, who is now president of the Club for Growth. Specter won by about 16,000 votes out of a million cast. If anything, Santorum did simply what he thought would help him win.............
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