Posted on | December 29, 2011 | 33 Comments
According to Michele Bachmann, that’s what her former campaign chairman state Sen. Kent Sorenson told her before he switched allegiances to Ron Paul.
Ed Morrissey is shocked — shocked! — to discover that Republicans can be bought, but it happens every day.
Remember when Tim Pawlenty was supposed to be the “conservative alternative to Mitt Romney”? And yet when Pawlenty dropped out, his campaign deep in debt, he endorsed Romney. Like that wasn’t about money?
The principled thing for Sorenson to do would have been to see his commitment through to the end. . . .
I don’t know how much this will help Paul. I would suspect not much. What Sorenson did manage to do however is fatally wound the Bachmann campaign and damage his own credibility in the process.
Sorenson’s defection may have served the purpose of signaling to evangelicals in Iowa that, given the choice between Santorum and Bachmann, hers is the weaker of the two campaigns. A for the impact on Sorenson: “He just committed political suicide.”
Yeah. You can have a fine career in the GOP as a greedy opportunistic backstabber, but only if you maintain a public reputation as a Man of Principle and Integrity.
But why bring Ralph Reed into this, huh?