Brett Decker at the Washington Times brings up the pertinent point that conservative Americans not only need to confront the Democrats, but also the Republican establishment that prefers to play it safe. Already there is a whisper campaign claiming that Herman Cain, whose stock has risen rapidly among the Republican presidential candidates, is "unelectable." This is the kind of mindset that caused the Republican Party to nominate its weakest possible candidate (Sen. McCain), who promptly lost to that mysterious junior Senator from Illinois, Barack Hussein Obama.
Meanwhile, Rick Pearson of the Chicago Tribune reports that Rep. Joe Walsh addressed a Tea Party convention with these words: “John Boehner is a great guy. (House Majority Leader) Eric Cantor’s a great guy. They’re good folk who have the best for this country. The problem is, they’ve been there too long and they’re afraid to fight for this country,” Walsh told more than 600 people attending TeaCon 2011 in Schaumburg. “This nation" he continued, "has become a nation of crises that’s dragging us down. We have an economic crisis. We have an entitlement spending crisis. We have an energy crisis. We have an illegal immigration crisis. We have a foggy foreign policy crisis. And the biggest crisis that we have is a severe deficiency of leadership in Washington, DC.”