Today John Cornyn and the NRSC endorsed Flordia Governor Charlie Crist in the Republican primary for the U.S. Senate. One wonders why a campaign committee openly endorses someone when its party might choose another candidate. True, Senator Cornyn is just worried about the GOP's 2010 election chances, but it seems that there are conservatives who like the other candidate and have made their disappointment in John Cornyn known.
Via Right Wing News:
We have a primary shaping up in Florida between Charlie Crist, a pro-stimulus, pro-amnesty, Arlen Specter style “Republican” and Marco Rubio, a young, Hispanic, anti-amnesty conservative who was the Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives for the 2007 and 2008 legislative sessions.
Admittedly Crist, who's the current governor, is the heavy favorite — but, that wasn't enough for John Cornyn at the National Republican Senatorial Committee. In a repeat of the sort of stupidity that the GOP engaged in back in 2004 in Pennsylvania (Specter vs. Toomey), Cornyn and the NRSC are actually endorsing a guy who will end up voting against the GOP half the time if he gets in the Senate — over a credible conservative candidate.
If I told you what I really think about that, it would mostly involve a long series of F-bombs and John Cornyn's name. So, rather than go that way, let me just say this.
I would encourage you not to give the National Republican Senatorial Committee one thin dime of your money unless John Cornyn resigns. If they send you a letter asking for money or call you asking for money, let them know that they're not getting anything from you unless John Cornyn is gone and they stop interfering in Republican primary races.
Now, Right Wing News has shown disappointment in John Cornyn before, but I think this is the straw that broke the camel's back for them.
And it makes sense. Until today, John Cornyn's tenure as NRSC Chairman has shown a Senator in touch with the hardcore conservative views. And I won't use the words to describe Mr. Crist that this conservative website did, but Charlie Crist is not quite the hardcore conservative.
So, this should raise questions for Mr. Cornyn's Texan constituents, too. Where does he stand on representing us? Is he a hardcore conservative, or is he something else? John Cornyn should be straight with us, but he's not doing that here.