MANASSAS, Va., Nov. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ConservativeHQ.com Chairman Richard A. Viguerie made the following statement today at a press conference held at the National Press Club.
"Out of last night's disaster comes some good news – conservatives are saying 'Never again' are we going to nominate a big government establishment Republican for President.
"What's more, we won't have to – conservatives now have a deep bench of new national leaders and potential presidential candidates. Last night's election of small government constitutional conservatives Ted Cruz, Jeff Flake and Deb Fisher to the Senate, the election of conservative Mike Pence as Governor of Indiana, the election of Trey Radel and other "boat rockers" to the House, portend that yesterday's defeats will spell the end of big government Republicanism.
"They join such small government constitutional conservative leaders as Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, Senators Jim DeMint, Rand Paul, Mike Lee, Marco Rubio and Pat Toomey, Virginia's Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli and the 50-odd Members of the House, such as Justin Amash, who stood for conservative principles and voted against the debt ceiling deal.
"Republicans never, ever, win the presidency unless they nationalize the election by campaigning on a conservative agenda.
"In choosing to ignore the conservative agenda Romney chose not to follow the path that led Republicans to win seven of the previous eleven presidential elections.
"Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus, Senatorial Committee Chairman John Cornyn, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell and other Republican leaders behind the epic election failure of 2012 should be replaced with leaders more in tune with the conservative base of the Party.
"Likewise, in any logical universe establishment Republican consultants, such as Karl Rove, Ed Gillespie, Romney campaign senior advisor Stewart Stevens and pollster Neil Newhouse would never be hired to run or consult on a national campaign again and no one would give a dime to their ineffective Super PACs, such as American Crossroads.
"Mitt Romney's loss was the death rattle of the establishment GOP. Far from signaling a rejection of the Tea Party or grassroots conservatives, the disaster of 2012 signals the beginning of the battle to takeover the Republican Party and the opportunity to establish the GOP as the Party of small government constitutional conservatism."
NOTE TO EDITORS: Richard A. Viguerie, Chairman of ConservativeHQ.com, pioneered political direct mail and has been called "one of the creators of the modern conservative movement" (The Nation) and one of the "conservatives of the century"(Washington Times).
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