Saturday, August 25, 2012

Liberty Pac Sponsored Politico to Endorse Mitt Romney

Writes Martin Hill:

Kurt Bills, a Republican Minnesota State Rep who's running for U.S. Senate, first won state office in 2011 and received massive support from Ron Paul and "LibertyPAC" when he ran for the U.S. Senate in the primary election.
Yet only one week after winning the August 14th Republican primary, which Bills had characterized as "a contest between the Tea Party/Ron Paul wing of the Minnesota Republican Party and their establishment opponents", the former government school "social studies" teacher has embraced that very establishment.

Bills "wholeheartedly embraced" the Romney-Ryan ticket in his August 23rd press release, stating in part, "Republicans of all stripes must stand together. We cannot afford to squabble, and mustn't equivocate. We need to unite -standing on our shared principles- to win in November. That's why I'm declaring my unequivocal support for Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan. After a hard-fought Republican primary, they alone have the ability to beat Barack Obama in November and help America rediscover its conservative principles."


  1. Another day, another sellout.

  2. What do you expect when RP's own stinking kid sells him up the river for a six pack of beer and a pack of Luckys?

  3. The nomination is a done deal. Now Bills has to ask Romney supporters to vote for him in November if he hopes to win. They aren't going to do that if he refuses to endorse Romney. That's how the game is played.

    If you want an independent candidacy, you run as an independent. The problem is that an independent candidate will lose. So you run as a Republican to capture the votes of people who DON'T agree with you but will support you out of party loyalty. To do that you have show a little party loyalty yourself. It's not like Romney is running against Thomas Jefferson.

    Personally, I'm not going to vote for either of them, and I really can't decide who I think would be worse. But these endorsements by active candidates are simply pro forma. Unless there is an overwhelming reason not to endorse, it is expected.

    I don't see this as a sell out. It is a practical necessity if you are going to play on a team and, frankly, if you aren't going to play on a team, you aren't going to get elected.