None are perfect but Gingrich and Romney are neither as conservative as they claim
and Ron Paul is either insane or an idiot despite some of his better ideas.
Subject: Dick Morris: Ron Paul 'Terrifying', Romney's 'Apostasies'
"Ron Paul remains terrifying. He is really the ultimate liberal in the race.
He wants to legalize drugs, repeal the Patriot Act, slash our military
spending, pull out of Afghanistan... On these issues, he's way, way to the
left of Obama. What makes him a conservative is hard to tell. But, whatever
he is, he would be a disaster as the Republican candidate. His bland
assertion in the last debate, that 'anyone' will beat Obama is both
self-serving and inaccurate. He wouldn't. Anyone who votes for Paul and is
not brought up short by his denuding us in our defenses against terrorism and
his passivity in the face of Iranian nuclear weapons, has to realize that
nominating him is tantamount to re-electing Obama."
Morris notes that while Newt Gingrich leads as the favorite candidate among
Tea Party Patriots polled, a splintering effect among more conservative
candidates continues to help Romney.
The latest conservative-leaning candidate to see a surge is Rick Santorum,
But Morris predicts that support for Romney will wane as a "buyer's remorse
may set in," especially as Republican primary voters realize they are backing
the candidate who instituted Romneycare, a program similar to President
Obama's healthcare plan.
As conservatives realize a vote for any conservative other than Gingrich is a
vote for Romney, Morris predicts a Gingrich come back.