House Speaker John Boehner didn’t watch last week’s Republican presidential debate, but he knows whom he wants to see in the next one: Govs. Chris Christie and Mitch Daniels...
...without prompting, Boehner brought up the Indiana governor, who has been slightly warmer to a candidacy than Christie. “I think Mitch Daniels is looking at this seriously … [a] person with a track record of reform in his state, the kind of reforms we need in Washington, D.C.”
I can't stress this enough: we don't need a proxy for the pathetic Dick Lugar (Mitch Daniels), nor a pro-global warming, pro-amnesty "maverick" (Chris Christie).
We need high fidelity to our highest law. Michele Bachmann, Herman Cain, Sarah Palin and Tim Pawlenty are the only candidates I see that qualify as constitutional conservatives (Marco Rubio and Allen West would definitely make the list if they ever throw their hats in the ring).
We have the right playbook. It's called the Constitution. Now we need a leader who embraces it -- 100% of the time. Mavericks need not apply.
Oh, and before I forget: we need a new Speaker of the House. Perhaps Allen West would consider that job.
Hat tip: TrendingRight.