If you are a conservative, you ought to be worried. Very worried. The Republican Party is getting closer and closer to nominating either McCain or Huckabee - the least conservative candidates possible. If either of these guys get the nomination, it will destroy the Reagan coalition of fiscal, social, and defense conservatives. We can't let that happen.
I am calling on all Republicans to unite behind conservative candidates. This is a pro-Romney blog, so it shouldn't be surprising that I believe Governor Romney is the only full-spectrum conservative capable of going the distance and beating the democrats in November. But the nature of the situation is dire, and I'm willing to step back from my candidate in the best interest of this country and the GOP, so I'm willing to allow room for Fred Thompson (and possibly Rudy Giuliani as well). Despite their weaknesses, I believe they would at least operate as full-spectrum conservatives if elected.
So here's the plan: Let's bombard prominent conservatives with emails asking them to support Mitt Romney, or if they refuse to do that, at least anti-endorse Huckabee and McCain.
Here's a list of prominent conservatives and how to contact them. Please take a minute to compose a short email and send it to each one of them. If I've missed someone, or if you know a better email address, post a comment to this blog entry.
Matt Drudge http://www.drudgereport.com/ (scroll part-way down, submission field on right)
Rush Limbaugh ElRushbo@eibnet.com
Laura Ingraham http://www.lauraingraham.com/asklaura
Glenn Beck firstname.lastname@example.org
Grover Norquist email@example.com
Mark Levin firstname.lastname@example.org
Sean Hannity http://www.hannity.com/contactus.asp
Michael Savage email@example.com
Charles Krauthammer firstname.lastname@example.org
Pat Buchanan email@example.com
Bill O’Reilly firstname.lastname@example.org
Peggy Noonan http://www.peggynoonan.com/contact.php
Michelle Malkin email@example.com
William Bennett http://bennettmornings.com/askbill
Michael Medved http://www.michaelmedved.com/askmike
It should only take about 5 minutes to email all the people on this list, so go to it!
Here is the message I sent:
Thank you for your commitment to conservative principles. I am writing to ask you to endorse one of the full-spectrum conservatives running for president. I realize you may be reluctant to endorse a candidate, as it may lead some to question your objectivity in the future or alienate some fans, but in these precarious times, it is the right thing to do. Although your journalistic reputation and fan base are important, the future of the Republican Party - even the future of this nation - is at stake.
Personally, I support Mitt Romney. I believe he is the most electable full-spectrum conservative. I hope you will join me in supporting Governor Romney. If you are unwilling to do this, please at least speak out against McCain and Huckabee. McCain is willing to compromise any and all conservatism when tempted by liberals, and Huckabee is simply a socially-conservative Democrat.
Please do the right thing. We need your help. People like you were able to defeat the amnesty bill, and it's people like you who will ensure that Republicans nominate a full-spectrum conservative.
Thanks for your time and consideration.