I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again the Republicans are snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. The numerous debates, the ever increasing vitriol of the candidates remind me of a feeding frenzy of sharks, each feeding on the other. As soon as one of the herd gets a head the others rush to point out his faults doing the work of the Obama campaign for them. Nice Job! Then we have the numerous debates which at the start were informative and issue based but have evolved into pointing out each other’s pimples.
The Republican Party seems to have lost its way. They remind me of a ship adrift. Its engines are dead, the rudder is stuck and there is no captain guiding the ship to fix and repair it. They have lost their ideals and have focused not on the country but on getting power in the congress and the presidency. Rather than have one candidate they have a whole herd of them each biting and scratching to get to the nomination. Rather than fostering a national debate on the issues and pointing out how Republicans and Democrats differ they fight among each other showing a complete lack of unity. Rather than focusing on a national campaign for the hearts and minds of the American people they are showing that some of their candidates will do and say anything to win.
Even conservative pundits like Ann Coulter and Michael Medved have lost their way by backing a candidate who wants to be president and will change any of his former beliefs to achieve that goal. They bloviate on how he is the only electable candidate as if that is the only reason to vote for him, it is not. Clearly they do not understand that it is better to have a party controlled congress than a presidency. In fact, in recent history control of the congress with a Democrat President worked quite well for the American people.