The caucuses are a weird setup in Iowa, and, of course, New Hampshire anybody can cross the state line and vote, and among conservatives Romney beat McCain by seven points!
Now, we're Republicans, and theoretically we're out there trying to nominate a conservative to run as president here, as close to one as we can get, and yet the guy who wins New Hampshire is going all over the board, and the guy who wins Iowa getting votes from independents, who by definition are not conservatives! This is why, folks -- this is precisely why -- McCain and Huckabee are feverishly trying to get Romney out now, as soon as they can, and this is why they are being vicious in their attacks on Romney.
This is why we repeatedly point out here that the states that allow independents and even Democrats to vote in their Republican primaries are not indicative of the Republican Party, which is why McCain and Huckabee have shots in them. McCain and Huckabee are winning these early states, where Republicans are outnumbered. It's not Republicans; it's not conservatives in majority who were electing Huckabee or McCain, so far, voting for them. Michigan is the same.
Here we have Republican primaries in which Democrats and independents are determining our winners! It's important that you understand that. Romney... I hate to say this, but Romney may be out of this before we ever get to states where a majority of Republicans, conservative Republicans are going to vote -- and look at who the choices might be then! I don't think he's going to get out. But I mean the definition is he's done, he's cooked, he's lost four, hasn't won one. At some point you gotta win something for momentum. He's not going to get South Carolina. By Super Tuesday, Republicans might have as their two choices people that are not conservatives that have been elected, I should say, and have their leads based on votes from Democrats and independents. Can you say "screwed"?
My Plea: Rush, I know you have a policy against endorsing candidates, but would you please - for the good of the party and for the good of the country - make an exeption and endorse Romney? (Additionally, I extend this plea to Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck, Laura Ingraham, Michelle Malkin, Peggy Noonan, Charles Krauthammer, Matt Drudge, Pat Buchanan, etc., etc.)