Yes to your reply, and yes to your tagline. The GOP has ben hijacked.
The GOP has "gone astray", as far as representing "people". They now represent big corporations, and not conservative citizens. (Does that sound democrat?) I do remember the failed attempts of George Wallace and Ross Perot with their American Party/American Patriot Party/ whatever. Third parties don't fare well in this country. But, mark my words, Republicans aren't going to fare very well in Nov 06, and Nov 08, depending on the war situation, which is the great wild card.