I responded to the Country Thinker by posting the following comment at Political Realities:
And what of the Congress?
Hopefully, the 2010 trend will continue and voters will send more Tea Party Republicans like Rand Paul and Steve Southerland to Congress. Hopefully, both houses will become more conservative as a result. If this happens, it will be very difficult for Mitt Romney to contradict his campaign rhetoric and pull a “George Bush.”
Moreover, the fiscal health of the United States is huge, but there is more at stake, such as the Supreme Court. Even Bush managed to appoint John Roberts and Sam Alito. They are certainly preferable to Obama leftists Sotomayor and Kagan. I’d rather have Romney appointing Justices than Obama.
Lastly, a third party might not only serve to elect Obama, it might also serve to keep some Tea Party candidates out of Congress, denying Republican control of both houses.
I say vote Republican both locally and nationally. Worry about reforming the party’s internal politics after the fact. I’m confident the Tea Party/Conservative wing of the party will eventually displace the establishment types.
I'll vote against Romney in the primaries. However, for the reasons above, I'll support Romney, if he's the Republican nominee, and the Republicans in the general election.
We can hope for, but we cannot count on, conservative Republican control of both houses of Congress. Indeed, such will be an uphill battle. Therefore, we must acknowledge the truth: another four years of Obama in the White House will do untold harm to the principles of property, freedom and peace in this great nation.