The Tea-Bagger-appeasing and moderate-conservative faker Jonathan Jordan is in the big middle of the potential mess.
Fitzwater is worried but hopeful (though that Freudian slip in the first sentence below is somewhat telling):
Still, I have faith that the local TEA Party will be more conscience [conscious?] about how they proceed and won’t allow the divide to grow but give a little to keep even moderate conservatives in office.
Yes, as much as I do really hate to criticize something that worked well last fall, if the TEA Party and traditional Republicans don’t learn to work together, then they best get used to the fact that the division in the GOP will result in a Democratic Party resurgence that will spread from Ashe County to D.C.
It’s really that simple .... The work to unify Ashe Conservatives must begin Saturday with compromise and a vision for the future that doesn’t split the party.