Ron often referred to the Republican Party as the stupid party and he was right.
Nationally, the GOP is a faux opposition party, a faux conservative party, a party of “go along to get along,” a weak party that is afraid of its own shadow, and a party that stands for little if anything.
The Democratic Party is a Party of Power. When the Party nominates a candidate, it is with the purpose of winning.
The Republicans, on the other hand, are a hierarchical party.
Candidates are nominated not so much for the purpose of winning but as a reward for long and faithful service.
Electability does not count. It is sort of an honorarium to be nominated to run for the highest office in the land.
Thus we have had Bob Dole, Mitt Romney, and McCain among others who have been the standard bearers for the Republican Party.
I lost interest in the GOP in 1996 when Jack Kemp was added to the ticket to “bring excitement and energize the Republican Party.”
Jack Kemp – exciting and energizing? Really? All around good guy, maybe, but exciting and energizing? That was just silly.
The Energizer Bunny would have been a better selection.
But I digress. Back to today’s Grand Old Party.
Rumors abound that Romney will run again in 2106: another bright idea from the hapless Republicans.
And, it is rumored that the Party has an October surprise for this year's Congressional elections.
Been there, done that.
In 2008, The Republicans swore there would be an October surprise that would take out Obama – and we all know how that turned out.