I had not decided for whom I would vote until I watched the debate. I am a 78-year-old life long Republican who deeply resents the Tea Party trying to take over our party and referring to Republicans like me as RINOS when, in fact, they are the real RINOS. This compassionless minority, to which Congressman Fleischmann belongs, has done great damage to our party and our country. I am sick of their my way or the highway approach to legislation which causes unending gridlock.
I was very pleased to see Wamp take a, come let us reason together, position to the many difficult issues facing our country. He is the real Reagan Republican as demonstrated by his compassionate and sensible position on comprehensive immigration reform.
We have an opportunity to express our displeasure with the do nothing Congress by saying on election day that we do not consider compromise to be a bad word by voting for a voice of reason. I will vote for Wamp.