Last night revealed a fundamental truth about the race, we need two more candidates in it. We need another alternative establishment candidate to deflate Romney. Huntsman is not up to the task. Romney can just attack the leading conservative and look better by comparison. There is no alternative to Romney for establishment Republicans. We need one.
The answer to that is Chris Christie. If we don’t want Romney we need to attack him from both the conservative wing of the party, and the establishment wing.
We also need a top tier conservative candidate that can be an alternative to Rick Perry for the conservative vote. None of the current candidates fit that bill. None have the resources or the organizational muscle to play effectively all the early primary states. We need Sarah Palin.
We need our best candidates in this race. The future of the country is at stake. Whether or not Palin or Christie get the nomination, they are important voices in the party and they will make the race better and our eventual nominee stronger. We need them both, and we need them now.
We need our best candidates and right now they are sitting on the sidelines.