Mitt Romney is returning to the FITN primary state Tuesday night, launching his general election campaign in the state where it all started.
By now, most Republicans have either embraced, or at least accepted, the state of the race. For those who have not, it’s time to ask some difficult questions. Whether you identify with the Tea Party movement, the 9/12 organizations or any other liberty effort, it’s time be honest about what you stand for and why.
Before there was a nationwide movement called “Tea Party” there were millions of conservatives who fought to preserve a free and prosperous America for future generations. In 2008, I, like many conservatives, ran a Congressional campaign based on the founding principles of freedom, individual liberty and unlimited opportunity.
Conservatives stood proudly with the Tea Party, giving it strength and depth, as the movement swept the nation because it embodied all that we held dear: freedom, liberty, limited government, a love of God and country, and a recognition that America was truly an exceptional nation, unlike any other conceived by man. And we stand united with those who continue the fight to bring an end to the most arrogant, incompetent and unconstitutional administration in modern times.
It is the eternal struggle to preserve freedom and prosperity that defines this presidential race. It is a choice between a President who believes that government dependence and generational entitlement breeds an America that will be kept in check, and a candidate who believes, in his own words, that the American economy is fueled by freedom and that free people and their free enterprises are what drive our economic vitality.
We have the choice between an arrogant, self-important and yet entirely incompetent president and an accomplished, competent, modest and measured leader who has the experience to confront the most pressing issues our nation faces today.
People of good intentions can disagree about policy and politics, but those who are still waging a fight against Mitt Romney, rather than focusing on the greater, more essential principles that are at risk, must make a choice as he returns to the Granite State.
Will you stand in protest, side by side with the “Obama For America” sign-wavers? Or will you stand with those of us who stood with you as we fought to preserve constitutional principles and freedom in America?
If we truly believe in what we have fought for, if we are genuinely dedicated to the founding principles that have united us in past efforts, then we must stand together now and recognize that there is no moral victory in defeat. The democratic process has unfolded. With genuine respect for Rep. Paul and all who ran, we have a nominee, and now we must win – for our children, for our nation, for freedom.