Nikki Haley Endorsement: Tea Party Attempts to Replace GOP Establishment
I can’t tell you the number of e-mails I got from people just as disappointed as they can be that Nikki Haley has endorsed Romney. Now, the reason people are disappointed is because she’s a Tea Party governor. The Tea Party got Nikki Haley nominated and elected. (interruption) What? What are you shaking your head negative in there for? This is the point. Well, all these governors and all these people in the party are looking at the veep possibility. That’s number one. Number two, folks, the Tea Party is going to have to eventually take over the Republican Party. Right now the Republican Party establishment (which, of course, says it doesn’t exist) has certain rules and requirements if you want to advance in the Republican Party.
And one of them is, “When the establishment of the GOP has picked their candidate,” and they have,; it’s Romney, “and if you’re Republican governor and you want to go places in the party, you better get on board with the party’s choice.” She really… Don’t misunderstand this. Of course she has a choice, but she really doesn’t have a choice, given her aspirations. It just means that we’ve got a lot of work to do. As long as we’re caught up — and we really have no choice because we’re so overwhelmed. As long as we’re caught up in trying to stop Obama and stop the Democrats, we’re not advancing anything. This a major, major point. I’ve been thinking about this. You know, ’cause I swerved into a profundity last week that nobody ever won anything defending it.