It was an error for the Republicans to bring in New Jersey Gov. Chris
Christie as the key speaker at their convention. While all of the
excitement and adventure in politics in the last three years has been
among conservatives, Christie is the great, faithless bet against
conservatives’ future and a futile attempt to institutionalize the past.
At CPAC events these last three years, up to 40 percent of young
conservatives yearned for Ron Paul and Judge Andrew Napolitano; STATES’
RIGHTS, SOUND MONEY AND CONSTITUTIONAL GOVERNMENT. The other 60 percent —
the National Review crowd, the neocons, the Bush apparatus, the
entire Eastern Conservative Establishment — could think only of former
Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. Christie is their front man, as animated and
clownish as a carny barker at the Dixie Classic. Going into the future,
conservatives hold all the cards. But they chose the past. Obviously,
they should have chosen former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as their lead
Sarah Palin told Greta Van Susteren on Fox last night that she would support a third-party run in Missouri. Not by accident this announcement comes as the Republican convention opens in Tampa, Fla. Like Romney, she misses nothing. Since Palin — and she was the first — came to the aid of Doug Hoffman in NY-23 in 2009, there has been a positive division in conservatism, which will grow and mature in our century. She is the natural leader of this new direction. In time we will see current economic liberalism disappear entirely. It lost its essential economic purpose when large-scale manufacturing left America and America became a place of smaller businesses. It left Democrats with only the most ephemeral lifestyle and cultural issues.
Key here is we are at a generational shift as large and vital as that of the ’60s, but it is a conservative shift. They just didn’t get the memo yet in Tampa.