Political leadership? Or simply "go along to get along"?
That's the question in the 24th Senate District as the grassroots volunteers supporting Scott Sayre line up against an incumbent backed by just about every elected official he can get his hands on.
At a time when many are looking for a conservative leader who sticks to his principles, the grassroots are finding it's politics as usual for those who are repaying political favors. What else would explain House Speaker Howell and Majority Leader Griffith backing a senator who stonewalled or shot down their legislation?
Rumor has it George Allen may be about to wade into this political mine field. All those grassroots volunteers backing Scott Sayre were solid Allen supporters even through last fall so if Allen gets involved how will that play out with those volunteers?
Leslie Carbone has written A Moral and Political Error where she reminds us of Pennsylvania's senate race three years ago in which conservative Pat Toomey challenged RINO Arlen Specter ... and conservative Sen. Rick Santorum shocked his conservative base by endorsing Specter. Two years later, Santorum was voted out of office by the very voters who had put him there ... because he went against his moral convictions.
Have we learned anything from that? Emmett Hanger voted for tax hikes after promising his constituents he would not, and he voted for in-state tuition for ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS but sent out a campaign mailer saying he was against it.
Check out Leslie's post ... it's a political history lesson for Republicans.
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