Since November, many have called for the Republican Party to turn back to its conservative principles. Though a few have hypothesized the 2008 trouncing of the GOP was due to the party standing too far to the right, conservative Americans refute those who believe a Republican resurgence can only happen if the GOP tries harder to emulate Democrats.
And conservatives now make up a plurality of American citizens!
Reports here and elsewhere of Republican leaders’ failure to understand the key to a Republican renewal continue to fall on the deaf ears of party elites who endorsed the definition of a RINO (Republican in Name Only) in New York’s 23rd Congressional District, Dede Scozzafava.
But some high profile conservatives are listening, and responding. Michele Bachmann, Tim Pawlenty, Jim Demint, and Sarah Palin are just a few who have rebuked the Republican Party nobility who can’t seem to understand Americans don’t want any Republican elected, they want conservative Republicans elected. Though the RINO aristocrats of the GOP nominated the Democratic dream candidate Scozzafava and stabbed the true conservative candidate Doug Hoffman in the back, these and other conservative heavyweights have now cast their lots with Hoffman on the 3rd party Conservative ticket.
Now the latest poll is showing what conservatives knew, and the GOP aristocracy ignored, all along. Hoffman now leads both Scozzafava and her Democratic challenger, Bill Owens. In fact, over the course of the last month Owen’s support has remained mostly steady, while liberal Scozzafava and conservative Hoffman have traded poll numbers. This time last month, a Siena poll had Scozzafava leading with 35, Owens with 28, and Hoffman at 16. Now a Minuteman/Neighborhood poll has Hoffman leading with 34, Owens at 28, and liberal Scozzafava falling fast at 14.
The GOP brass better get it figured out in a hurry. The people are coming out to elect conservatives, in cooperation with, or in spite of the Republican Party!