"Let’s face it, none of the candidates are perfect. They never are. But McCain is the least perfect of the viable candidates. The only one left standing who can honestly be said to share most of our conservative principles is Mitt Romney.
I say this as someone who has not been an active Romney supporter. If conservatives don’t unite behind Romney at this stage, and become vocal in their support for him, then they will get McCain as their Republican nominee and probably a Democrat president. And in either case, we will have a deeply flawed president."--Mark Levin
I will be honest and admit (as most of you are aware) that Romney was not my first choice. Yet, as I look at what is at stake in this November's election I think it is crucial that we pick the most conservative candidate for our nominee. I am a pretty loyal Republican and I like, probably 80% of our guys. Why we are somehow stuck with several candidates that are a part of the 20% is very frustrating, to say the least.
Anyone who has read my blog for any length of time knows that I have had HUGE issues with McCain for many years. The fact that he is now the possible nominee for our party is just beyond dis-heartening. It is like driving a stake through the heart of Reagan Conservatism. I cannot sit by silently while what so many of us have worked for is dismantled by someone as liberal as McCain. Therefore, it is expedient to support the one conservative left in this race, Mitt Romney.
Here are some articles to take a look at that make the case:
--5 Good Reasons to Vote for Mitt Romney
--Rally for Romney by Mark Levin
--Governor Romney on the issues
--A Call to Conservative Action
--A very comprehensive post on Mitt Romney
--Mission Impossible: Save the Republican Party
--Governor Romney Campaign Conference Call
Solid, Stellar Conservatives who are endorsing and/or are supporting Mitt Romney:
--Senator Rick Santorum
--Talk Show Host Mark Levin
--Reliapundit's post comparing Team Romney with Team McCain
Other sites on Romney worth checking out:
--Evangelicals for Mitt
--Denny's pro-Romney Blog
--Hugh Hewitt's blog
Also, it is worth noting that Mike Huckabee is no longer a viable candidate and the only purpose he serves is to take votes away from Romney. One wonders if he hasn't made some kind of deal with McCain because he refuses to bash McCain but goes after Romney with a vengeance. This post makes the case for Huckabee being a spoiler and I think its blatantly obvious that at this stage of the game a vote for Huckabee is really a vote for McCain.