I must say, this is truly tragic.
Speaking of discontent with the Republican field, I talked the other day to a pretty prominent conservative officeholder who’s constantly been discussing with people around the country the possibility of a new entrant or a push to draft someone. But who?… It’s hard to argue, though, with the bottom line of this conservative: In an election with enormous consequences for the future of our country, “we don’t have our A team on the field.”
Actually, this isn’t tragic at all, except insofar as it indicates the decline and fall of the once-serious “Grand Old Party.” Today, it’s more like the “Gone Off (the deep end) Party.” Bottom line: you know you’re not a serious party when your front runners are: 1) a long-time political loser and champion for the 1% (0.1%?) who’s flip-flopped on everything, including his support for cap and trade legislation, the individual mandate, abortion rights, gay rights, even his real first name; and 2) a bizarro, paranoid, conspiracy freak who hates gays, brown people, black people, Jews, Israel, the gub’mint, and black helicopters (but LOVES Mahmoud Ahmedinejad!). A few more comments courtesy of Whiskey Fire:
*”The fact that the GOP presidential field is only capable of coughing up a gang of clownish shysters and a laughably phony hack indicates that the GOP is not a political party, but Fox News by other means.”
*”[W]e can throw out all statistical models about prior elections because the modern GOP has gone off the charts nuts.”
*”Romney will probably win the nomination, but he is anyhow an astonshingly bad candidate.”
That about sums it up. Feel free to pile on, or disagree (although I can’t imagine a factual, reality-based reason for doing so) in the comments section.