1. LINE IN THE SAND

    Erickson: Romney Will Kill Conservatism

    Mary Ann Chastain, Reuters / Landov

    That’s gotta hurt: RedState editor Erick Erickson—one of the most influential voices in the Tea Party blogosphere—posted a brutal broadside on Mitt Romney this morning. With every other alternative in the Republican field flailing, a depressed Erickson is convinced that the flip-flopping, hair-parting Romney will be the GOP nominee: “And his general-election campaign will be an utter disaster for conservatives as he takes the GOP down with him and burns up what it means to be a conservative in the process.” The real sign that Erickson is getting desperate? He’s willing to give Jon Huntsman a second look. 

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