It has been obvious for sometime, but it's just now so unavoidably in my face that I feel that I have to correct what I said in a previous post.
I had argued that with McCain the likely nominee after his Florida victory, that the GOP will die. And I was wrong.
I had argued that since Republicans chose to make a liberal Republican the front runner and by extension, the preferred future President, the GOP no longer cares about conservative principles. And I was wrong.
The GOP as a party of conservative ideas is already dead. The GOP hasn't cared for conservative principles for years now. The heart and soul of the Republican Party is vacant, cold and dark. Not long ago, betrayal killed off most of what was once a vibrant healthy cardiovascular system. But a few stalwarts remained keeping the heart pumping, and then something happened.
Did the Republican Party die when truly conservative candidates couldn't even get enough support to make it to Super Tuesday? Is that the sweet smell of formaldehyde, when the only candidate conservatives could vote for was not too long ago, to the left of Ted Kennedy even?
Yes and yes. The head of the conservative beast has been severed. What remains are the limbs flailing about chaotically, and in vain, trying to regain itself. 'Tis truly a sad funeral, when the so-called 'last best hope' for a conservative candidate, is himself a long-time liberal, who is losing.