Let’s consider the consequences of nominating any candidate for a VP slot who would be 67 with similar health problems to Cain’s.
With luck after 8 years that VP would be 75 when it could be expected that he or she should would be campaigning for Pres as an incumbent with further health complications. Dick Cheney, blessings be upon him,serves as an example of a highly capable man taken out of the race because of his health. IMO he should have been at the top of the ticket, with a younger VP in waiting. C’est la vie.
And this lack of vision and long term goals is a fundamental problem with GOP. And since 1968 the DP slowly established a revolutionary agenda and proceeded to implementing it at the local level realizing that local politics at the basest level was the key to real power. Remember Tip O’Neil’s statement, “All politics is local.” The result of which is our current perilous state.
The Tea Party movement is America’s reaction to totalitarian excesses of the radical left aided and abetted by a complacent, corrupt and self-serving GOP establishment.
And until the old incumbent GOP is totally swept from office, their paltry media presence, and all positions of influence true conservatism is faced with a life or death struggle on two major fronts, the overt DP rabid mob and the Quislings inside the wire.
We no longer have the luxury of time to hope for gradual evolution of the entrenched GOP. In 2012 Americans must strike it’s domestic enemies with all the political force they can muster at every level down to dog-catcher. A failure of will consigns our children and grand children to a impoverished servitude that will turn every city and town to virtual Detroits., a condition to which the only escape would be a horrific and bloody beyond belief civil war.