The House Republican leadership is prepared to welcome Doug Hoffman into its ranks, National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Pete Sessions (R-Texas) said Thursday, a sign that the GOP establishment is recalibrating its approach toward the contentious New York special election and the Conservative Party nominee whose candidacy has divided the party.Sarah Palin, Dick Army and Fred Thompson have all come out in support for Hoffman already. But, it looks like now that Tea Party and other conservative groups are strongly supporting Hoffman-even sending volunteers to work his campaign-some in the GOP are seeing the value in getting behind his bid. With donations and boots-on-the-ground from across the country, the true conservative grass-roots movement is making their voices heard loud and clear. Whether Hoffman wins or not there is no doubt what the conservatives want.
“He would be very welcome, with open arms,” Sessions told POLITICO in an interview off the House floor.
While I would love to see more folks in the GOP come out in support of Doug Hoffman, it's a start. As the old guard sees the power of the Tea Party movement, 912 Groups and others coming out in support of real conservative candidates regardless of what party letter is behind their name, maybe they will begin to get a clue. I fear though that a lot of those jumping on the bandwagon this late in the game still don't really get it. They waited to see how it would play out and now that things are looking good for Hoffman, they are will to throw their support behind him. It will be a long time before those ingrained in the GOP will have the trust of the conservative movement. We have seen pandering before and for our trust we got Collins and Snowe.