After running as a Republican Candidate for Governor, Gordon Howie abandoned the GOP to run as an Independent candidate for US Senate in 2014, and later declared that the Constitution Party (CP) is where he thought people should be in July of 2018:
If you thought the Tea Party produced change in American politics, hold on to your hats. In South Dakota, the Constitution Party is going to be the Tea Party on steroids.
The Constitution Party offers voters the opportunity to belong to a party that actually believes and practices the principles of our Founding Fathers.
Well, we all know how that went for them, as Gordon along with goofball Lora Hubbel changed parties and showed up at the Constitution Party convention, contributing to that party’s demise in South Dakota. And after he helped to break it, and after the Constitution Party is no longer certified in the state, this morning Gordon indicates he wants to start Republicans who the REAL Republicans are:
I have had some personal experience with third party efforts. There are some very good people in that stream. There are also some serious nut cases. When some progress might be possible, the nut cases manage to created enough disturbance to destroy any real hope.
The Party faithful do not pay close enough attention to the departures from Republican principles, so these “unfaithful” elected leaders get a pass and continue to control the Party.
Those ‘leaders’ who do not follow Republican Party Platform Principles have to be replaced with people who will support those principles. The best chance to accomplish that objective lies within the Republican Party.
We all saw how Gordon’s efforts to help create the “Tea Party on steroids” worked. Instead of bulking up, the South Dakota CP is now the kind of entity that has parents who don’t want to let them back in the house until they get serious.
Gordon has been working against the GOP and her candidates for a while now. And as (still) a member of the Constitution Party, he wants to declare who the real Republicans are, and who the GOP should elect as their leaders?
After breaking his own party, he wants to throw rocks from the outside and tell the GOP what to do?
That’s a hard nope.