For example, why should Rove and his GOP elites be allowed to pick the U.S. Senate nominee for my home state of Iowa? Congressman Steve King has served nearly every conservative cause that matters with distinction. If the conservative grassroots wants King as their nominee in next year’s election, following Virginia’s lead would almost assure that would happen. After all, who should determine who represents our values? Those in the grassroots that actually fight for them, even when it’s not popular, or Rove and his cynical Beltway bunch that really don’t have too many core worldview differences from Democrats?

Besides, I love hoisting foes with their own petard. We originally went to a primary system to avoid the smoke-filled rooms of conventions, so it would be deliciously ironic to revert back to conventions to take Boss Tweed-wannabes like Rove and the big money out of the process and restore virtue and principal.

It’s time we in the grassroots that do most of the heavy lifting for this party stopped allowing the Republican Party establishment and the liberal media, who are virtually one in the same nowadays, to determine our standard-bearers. Yes, some of our preferred candidates recently (i.e. Todd Akin, Richard Mourdock, etc.) haven’t been up to the task, but others (i.e. Cruz, Rand Paul, etc.) have been.