This will finish off the Republican Party of yore. We now have two officially Leftist Parties as Conservatism is now either redefined, or is brushed off into oblivion with the Green Party, The Libertarian Party, The Constitution Party, and the like. THAT is what the importance of Duncan Hunter and Fred Thompson as candidates was all about.
The Left has won a battle that will leave America Vulnerable for a long time, or until that day the American electorate finally awakens to the fact they are losing everything at the hands of the Democrat/Liberal/Socialists.
I pray for a rapid awakening. Before the Left can totally destroy the basis of that which is America, and we all are beholden to the same benefactors as the Leftists have sold their souls, consequently ours as well.
How about while you're waiting for the awakening you vote for whomever the nominee is so we will have SOMETHING left AFTER the hoped for awakening?
I've heard much of this "throwing in the towel" talk lately. The party has had many ups and down in the last 150 years. Lincoln's election then assassination. The rise of Teddy Roosevelt and the progressives followed by his desertion leading to the election of Woodrow Wilson. The roaring 20's with Calvin Coolidge followed by the proto New Dealer Herbert Hoover. Goldwaters nomination followed by a defeat to Johnson and the rise of the RINO Richard Nixon. We had eight good years with Reagan followed by "read my lips" Bush. We thought his son would be more conservative but alas his domestic agenda may be worse than Bill Clinton's (except for the Supreme Court Appointments).
It doesn't appear any good conservatives are left in the race this year. We lack leadership now but others will in the future step forward. The battles continue, I will fight to the last.
THESE are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as FREEDOM should not be highly rated.