....Sean Hannity but I think a lot of them must read his work. Oddly I am not a fan of the gentleman but this might change. I had never seen his book "Conservative Victory" until i ran across it at a used bookstore yesterday. Imagine my surprise when I found the following in the introduction. I have highlited parts that appear to have been taken to heart by some nefarious Obama fans' I have held much the same opinion as Hannity without being aware of his position. Oddly he wrote that book at the end of Obama's first year in office. 　 Sean Hannity "Conservative Victory" 2010. ppg 7-8 "Take for example, the talk of starting a third party. It's an understandable impulse: Conservative Americans have been frustrated for years by the Republican establishment's inability to get the economy-and Washington-moving in the right direction. But if all this anger should result in the formation of a third party, the conservative vote could splinter so badly that the White House ends up being delivered back to Obama, however unpopular he has become and however clearly his policies have failed. Yes, the leadership of the Republican Party has often been diasappointing- spending too much when in power, and failing to oppose Democrats effectively when out of power. But we all agree than any Republican leadership is vastly superior to the disastrous Democratic policies we've seen in just the first year of Obama's presidency. The differences between the parties are differences in kind, not just degree. And, while the GOP needs to improve it's performance, we cannot lose sight of the first priority-to direct the party back to it's conservative roots. We cannot allow the perfect to be the enemy of the good. This is not to say we'll compromise our principles. We are conservatives; we know what we stand for; and we all realize that the fate of our nation hangs in the balance. But it is to say that our best chance to impliment policies that are consistant with our principles is to revitalize the Republican Party. To break off into a third party would fracture the conservative movement, leading to years of infighting about policy. It would force millions of Americans to decide whether to stay with the party that historically shared their principles, or to abandon it for an organization who's future would be uncertain at best. And it would guarantee Obama reelection." It strikes me as altogether reasonable to think that the folks who want to see Obama reelected have remembered the number two rule of winning an election ( Number one being "get votes") "take votes away from a viable opponent". I If one carefully examines the Ron Paul camp and dissects their arguments it should be glaringly obvious that there is a huge difference in the value system of the "Paulite movemnt" and traditional American Conservatism. The Paulites decry the values of Conservative America and rail at the choice delivered by the Primary process but what do they offer as an alternative? Not another conservative, perhaps more conservative than Romney, no, they claim the only alternative to Romney is abandoning the values of conservatism-"throw the principles out with the candidate-reject Romney AND conservative values in one fell swoop." It is obvious to see that the "Libertarians/Paulites and their ilk put forth monolouges designed to make conservatives defend or doubt conservative values. Isn't that strangely like the job of the Democrats? Seems to me there is more overlap between the Democrats and the Paulites than there is between the Paulites and conservative Republicans and it seems like, by dividing the conservative vote they would be doing the job of liberals and not conservatives. As it sits today the Paulite movement has crippled itself but don't be surprised if it makes a swift recovery, shored up by the publicity it gets for it's threatened circus, in time to try and influence the General Election.