Will Tea Party Vote for Mitt?
September 29, 2011
RUSH: Wendy in Atlanta, I've got about a minute but I wanted to squeeze you in there.
CALLER: Hi, Rush. I wanted to respond to your not voting if Mitt Romney is the candidate for Republicans.
RUSH: Yes, ma'am.
CALLER: That would be me.
largeRUSH: You will not vote in the presidential race if Romney is the nominee?
CALLER: Yes. I have to say that you taught me better. And you taught me to be a better conservative. And you taught me to be actually conservative and stand for principles, and Romney doesn't seem to be that way. And luckily, in my lifetime, the Tea Party has come along, which seemed more conservative than even Republicans were supposed to be.
RUSH: They are. The Republican establishment doesn't dig the Tea Party.
CALLER: Right. Right. The Tea Party has been such a boost to Republicans and to conservatives who were watching their candidates and their elected officials come to the center, walk to the center and compromise on their values. And that's why the Tea Party has been so phenomenal for those of us who want to remain conservative.
RUSH: Okay. I wanted to hear from one of you. I don't have time to talk to you about it now, but I'm glad to know that you're out there. I'm sure there are a lot more people like you. I'm detecting massive anti-Romney sentiment out there. There's no question about it. That's just another thing I have to do. Okay. I'm ready.