Tonight, the conservative movement struck a huge blow against the Republican establishment -- as well as Barack Obama and John Kerry -- when Richard Mourdock thumped U.S. Senator Dick Lugar in the Indiana Republican Primary.
I've long been a fan of Mourdock's. In fact, I started a blog last April dedicated to him beating Lugar, but with the Gingrich campaign taking every second of my free time -- and then some after a while -- I only had published two posts.
A couple of weeks ago, I received a call from the National Republican Senatorial Committee asking for -- what else? -- money. When I told the caller that I was not interested in giving money to the NRSC or any other GOP group, he asked, "Aren't you a Republican?"
"No, I vote Republican, but I'm a conservative." Of course, to the D.C. crowd a Republican = a conservative, so it took me a while to get it through his head that when I like a candidate, I give directly to that candidate or to a PAC such as Jim DeMint's Senate Conservatives Fund.
I stumped him when I asked: "So, what position has the NRSC taken on the Lugar-Mourdock race?" He acted as if he had no idea about the race -- which means he either was lying or had been living under a rock.
As sweet as replacing Barack Obama's favorite Republican with an outstanding conservative like Mourdock -- which is far from a "tragedy," as John Kerry put it tonight -- was, we need to do more.
I'll be adding on to the site, listing some of the conservative candidates who deserve our support and posting updates on their campaigns.
The one race I want to quickly highlight tonight is the Texas Senate Republican Primary. Ted Cruz, a rock-solid conservative, is gaining in his race. The election is May 29.
Read what Jim DeMint and The Madison Project say about Cruz.
Here is Cruz's website.
We need to repeat the Indiana Senate race over and over, finding the next Richard Mourdock to dismantle the next Dick Lugar.