Townhall.com Staff

Admittedly, there’s a risk in any course we follow other than this, but every lesson of history tells us that the greater risk lies in choosing a compromising nominee with no visible core, that American citizens aren’t buying pre-packaged focus-tested goods this go around. That reform isn’t just a principle; it’s also a winning campaign strategy. If we, no you, continue to stay silent, continue to watch this race play out, continue to sideline your influence among your neighbors, your friends, voters in the early states, eventually we will have the “inevitable nominee” and history will write of us, that we learned nothing from our victories. You see, the many believe Romney is the nominee already. They believe this because voices from our own side haven’t stood up tall enough or loud enough. We haven’t organized hard enough. Some would rather have the surety of Romney’s nomination than go against Obama’s Chicago machine with anyone else. And therein lies the road ahead, because this sentiment doesn’t speak for all of us.

You and I know and do not believe that the arrogant presumption of selecting the winner in our primary ensures victory on Election Day or worse, in the White House where policy is created. We are not trying to beat a single man alone, but a set of policies, of ideas that are killing our nation. If publicly opposing Romney’s nomination, at this time when there is still a full race, isn’t an option, when did this begin—a day after the 2010 midterm elections? Romney’s announcement? Upon the revelation that admittedly none of the other candidates are as prepared to campaign as he-the-chosen-one? Or should Moses have told the children of Israel to live in slavery under the pharaohs? Should Christ have refused the cross? Should the patriots at Concord Bridge have thrown down their muskets and refused to fire the shot heard ‘round the world? Should Washington have not sailed with a bloodied, some shoeless militia in the snow to reclaim the Revolution, fighting against a professional German army that greatly outnumbered his own? The martyrs of history were not fools, and we can win yet. Where, then, is our cause? Well it’s a pure and simple answer after all.

You and I have the courage to say, “Not Mitt Romney.” “There are better men and women equipped to lead this Party, this race, this country.” And this-this is our uniting banner.

You see, you and I have a rendezvous with this primary. This race, right now.

We’ll preserve for our Party, for our children, for the country—a better promise, or we’ll sentence them to the uncertainty of a nominee who flings with the wind.

I will try and keep in mind that you were with us this day. That your faith and ability came together with so many others to believe again changed our due outcome. We can beat Mitt Romney. We can beat him in this primary, here and now. Organize at NotMittRomney.com.