Roll Call: Sen. said during a closed-door meeting Tuesday that he expects colleagues to bring their concerns to him about candidates he recruits as National Republican Senatorial Committee chairman — and not to help mount challenges against them, Republicans familiar with the meeting said Thursday.
Although not mentioned by name, the Republicans said the Texas lawmaker’s speech was clearly intended for the ears of Sen. . [MORE]
Cornyn can save his breath. Challenges to Cornyn’s RINO picks are pretty much out of Jim DeMints hands. This is because the conservative base has become activists and is not going to settle for any old candidate with an R slapped on the end of their name. If Cornyn doesn’t want to see NRSC picks go down in flames during primary fights, then he is going to have to do a better job getting in touch with what conservatives are actually looking for.
This is not to say that only 100% conservative candidate will do. Of course the base realizes that in some state allowances must be made (Scott Brown in Massachusetts is an example). However, these softer conservative candidates must demonstrate some basic belief in conservative principles. Candidates who have already demonstrated that they would support big government nonsense like TARP, the Stimulus or ObamaCare will be rejected everytime.
Cornyn had better hurry up and learn this lesson quickly, otherwise the NRSC will be flushing more money down the toilet in 2012.
Via: Roll Call