Schultz is a contractor who claims the Republican Party needs to do more to represent the working class (I agree, they do focus way too much on the wealthy elite) and claims that one of his long term policies would be Congressional term limits (something the Republicans promised in 1994 as part of their Contract with America but never followed through on once they gained power). In regards to the large number of people in the primary field, Schultz told the Daily Progress that he doesn't think it's a bad thing as long as a conservative wins out.
“I think it’s going to be a good thing as long as we don’t split the vote and allow a non-conservative to win the nomination,” he said. “And when we get closer to the end, we’re going to have some tough decisions among ourselves as candidates.”I think it's very interesting here to note that he simply viewed beating Tom Perriello in November as an after thought. It was more important for him that the Republican Party avoid nominating a "non-conservative." In other words, he thinks moderates have no place in the Republican Party and is worried that having a big primary might let a moderate win the nomination.
He added, “It’s more important that we win in November.”
When you combine this with the fact that conservatives forced the moderate Republican nominee to drop out of the special election in NY-23, I think it's laughable when the Republican leadership tries to claim that Obama is refusing to work in a bipartisan manner. Schultz's attitude helps to illustrate how behavior of the Republicans right here in Virginia is just another example of how the GOP refuses to accept moderates and will only support a policy if it gives in to all the demands of the extreme right.