So this ad tells us that among the reasons we should support McCain/Palin is because they are mavericks who battled the GOP.
On the other hand here is an excerpt from message sent out from Minnesota Republican Party leadership:
...from now until November 4th, anyone who openly supports someone other than John McCain for President, (such as Bob Barr) and holds a Republican Party position, be it a officer, or a delegate, opens themselves up for removal from office, and while I have rarely known this situation to happen before... I believe the atmosphere is still volatile enough that the current leadership at the State, Cong. Dist, or BPOU level, may attempt immediate removal.
My own advice is: if you can't support the endorsed candidate, then just "sit on your hands".
The RPM constitution says " endorsement may include support", but it does not require it,
But, it would be viewed that support of another candidate, representing another party, after endorsement is given, which is the the equivalent of supporting a Democratic Party opponent, is a direct violation of the Constitution of the RPM.
Nothing would bring me more sadness than to discipline someone for this reason, but it also something that I will pursue if necessary.
So in other words don't you dare be a maverick, you must fall in line and support the original maverick or suffer the consequences.
This is the danger of political parties, they (especially the Democrats and Republicans) are more about power and control rather than principle.
In the end you must support your principles or you have nothing. So be a real maverick and vote for somebody other than the big government twins: McCain and Obama. I'm voting for Bob Barr.