Jim Gilmore on John McCain: “We knew that McCain was in the race, everyone knows John McCain but John McCain is not a conservative.”
Jim Gilmore on Rudy Giuliani: “We knew Rudy Giuliani would be in this race but…Rudy Giuliani supported Mario Cuomo for governor. and did TV ads for him instead of (Republican) George Pataki. In addition to that, he’s pro-choice, pro-gay marriage and pro-gun control….”
Jim Gilmore on Mitt Romney: “We knew Mitt Romney was in the race, and he’s very wealthy, we understand all that but Mitt Romney’s been a liberal politician in the northeast and it’s all on videotape. He supported Paul Tsongas for the President of the United States and when he was asked why he did that, he said he was an Independent. And then when [he] was asked again in 1994, he said he was no Reagan Republican.”
James Trumm of Framed sums up thus:
The GOP is being taken in a very different direction than it has been traveling for the last eight years, and unless a candidate like Gilmore (or Huckabee or Brownback) can break through, there are going to be a lot of disenfranchised Christian conservatives out there with nowhere to go.
I couldn’t agree more.