The GOP seems to be either desperate for a win in November and willing to field anyone they perceive rightly or wrongly as being “electable” (whether they’d reverse the spiral we’re in or not) , or eager to lose so the coming crash can be blamed on Democrats. Except, that it won’t be, no matter what, be blamed by the media on Democrats. Ever.
The American people in general, and the Republican rank and file in particular, are fed up, angry, worried, and supremely frustrated. Yet they are being told, once again, that we’d better not nominate anyone who is very conservative, or that person will get clobbered in the press and repel independents. This strategy comes from a purely defensive posture, and as such, it is doomed to failure from an ideological perspective even if it succeeds electorally.
If establishment Republicans, through punditry and analysis echoed throughout the mainstream media, select a candidate who, even if he wins, will not effect the kind of serious change the American people are craving [and the Republic needs to survive – EB], these Republicans will have served only to slow the steady progression of the nation to the left, and to further estrange themselves from the American people. This estrangement could then end up pushing many conservative voters toward a third party, making even a centrist candidate a probable loser against a united left.
The GOP doesn’t seem to realize, if they blow this, we’re seriously screwed. All the perks of politics will mean squat if the economy it trashed to the point of destruction, or our enemies decide our “Peaceful overtures” are a weakness to exploit in order to destroy us. I for one don’t care if it’s BHO, Mittney, or RP that caves to terrorists, if I see my fellow countrymen and women slaughtered because of their timidity and stupidity, I’ll be insanely angry.