George Will opens up on Romney. Will conservatives go for a choice or an echo? A small part of his WaPost article worth reading in full:
Romney, supposedly the Republican most electable next November, is a recidivist reviser of his principles who is not only becoming less electable; he might damage GOP chances of capturing the Senate. Republican successes down the ticket will depend on the energies of the Tea Party and other conservatives, who will be deflated by a nominee whose blurry profile in caution communicates only calculated trimming.
The problem is that there are few great options for conservatives and libertarian Republicans to flock towards in opposition to Romney. I wonder why these types of voters don’t give Huntsman a more serious look.* It is still hard to imagine that the Republicans have basically chosen to go with Romney, Perry, or Cain. These men are really the three best options on the Republican team!?! Talk about a failure to build a deeper bench from 2008 forward! So would one of the alternatives in the race, if nominated, be more like Rand Paul or Sharron Angle?
I repeat, say it ain’t so Mitch…
* Pileus does not endorse any candidate. I’m just arguing that those with authentic conservative and libertarian views would probably find much to like about Huntsman.