"Obviously it's not where I wanted to be at the very end to tell you the truth. At the same time, I've been down here for 17 years, and know that to pass something it takes 50 votes in the House and 17 in the Senate."
Of course, that's a shade of gray that Christian conservatives refuse to see. This is the problem with running for governor when you're the Senate speaker. You can generate a little more publicity than other candidates, but you catch the blame for anything that goes wrong. As Terry Frank blogs:
Sorry. But if you can't stand with the people, then you stand for nothing. I could give a rat's rear end that a Republican might get some say so on the Club of Elitists who will pick the nominees. Face it folks. Even with all this 10th Amendment talk, it looks like both parties are captured. Not the grassroots, mind you. The elected. ... I sure hope this isn't true, but if Ramsey is capitulating, then he's done for. I'll reserve comments for a later date in time in order do my own checking. But it doesn't look good.