Conservatives need to start taking politics seriously again. We need to stop letting the silliest voices on our side dominate the conversation. We need to show Americans the truth — that our best candidates are the most qualified leaders that America has to offer.
In 2012, Mitt Romney was more qualified than Barack Obama in every single way. Yet the fringe element in our party turned the primary into a three-ring circus. By the time the election rolled around, America was so sick of the theatrics that Romney didn’t stand a chance.
In 2008, John McCain caved to talk radio types and picked a little known Mayor from rural Alaska as his running mate. Sarah Palin gave him a boost…for about three days. I agree with many of her positions, but even supporters realized that she was clearly not ready for the job. Conservative women were set back a decade by the time the liberal mainstream media finished cutting apart Palin.
This happens all the time, and it needs to stop. Attention – grabbing candidates and media personalities have been sabotaging the Republican Party for too long. America’s future is too important to let this continue.