DeVore has fought hard to brand himself as the one true conservative in the race for the Republican endorsement, the only bona fide tea partier with lifelong paleoconservative credentials. And for a while, it looked like he was succeeding, locking upthe endorsement
of anti-GOP establishment, far-right national figureheads like SenatorJim Demint
, U.S. RepresentativeDana Rohrabacher
of Huntington Beach, andMichele Malkin
, queen of the non-birther Obama conspiracy theorists.
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If you didn't hear, Sarah Palin posted a Facebook message earlier today about the California Republican primary.
She bashed Tom Campbell.
She tried to ignore me.
And she announced her support of Carly Fiorina.
She called Fiorina a "commonsense conservative" and said Fiorina is "the only conservative in the race who can beat Barbara Boxer."
I like Sarah Palin. I think highly of her. But she got this dead wrong.
Carly Fiornia is NOT a conservative.
I'm not going to lie to you, I would have liked Sarah Palin's endorsement, too (and I look forward to getting it after I win the primary).
But the support I most need and want is yours.
In the message, DeVore also said he would support Fiorina or Campbell against Boxer if either of them ended up winning the primary. The entire thing is posted at Red State. Hey commenters who said DeVore didn't care about Sarah--how's that nopey, changey thing workin' out for ya?