Tea Party Network News just launched yesterday.
A reader alerted me to it, and while I wasn’t thrilled with the layout or design, I was hopeful it would be a valuable resource. When it linked to one of my posts, well so much the better. I added it to the blogroll.
Now it’s time to say goodbye because of its endorsement of “None of the Above” in the race between Obama and Romney.
The Tea Party News Network (TPNN) today announced its editorial endorsement for the 2012 presidential race: None of the above.
“We have watched the candidates closely over the past year and are convinced that four more years of an Obama presidency would be disastrous for this country’s economy and for the cause of small government,” Todd Cefaratti, editor of the Tea Party News Network, said today. “We considered an endorsement of Governor Mitt Romney, but concluded that his record raises too many questions about the level of his commitment to conservative principles and limited government. The Tea Party has been burned too many times by Washington politicians who promise change but don’t deliver once elected. As the voice of Tea Party conservatives across America, we are not comfortable endorsing either major party candidate this year based solely upon hopeful rhetoric. Our approach echoes Ronald Reagan’s advice on the Soviet Union: ‘Trust but Verify.’”
That’s right, a website purporting to reflect a movement which has fought a four-year pitched battle to hold back the tide of Obamamania and Obamanomics, has decided not only to sit this one out, but to do so in a publicity-grabbing way of a “None of the Above” endorsement.
Sitting this one out is voting for Obama. TPNN is voting for Obama. That’s all I need to know.