It’s certainly easier to identify who it SHOULDN’T be -Boehner and McConnell are at the top of that list.
To the establishment, that was Mitt Romney, yet Romney was a liberal democrat.
Liberal democrats do, through their media lackeys.
At the moment, no nationally recognized spokesman for a conservative version of the Republican party exists. They were shelled and scattered widely by the formidible Romney campaign machine, which ran rough-shod over the T.E.A. party faction and the more reserved voices, then could not close the deal when it came time for a REAL election.
I was much in favor of Herman Cain (still am), but a scurrious rumor about his relationship with a woman from the north suburbs of Chicago (alleged, not proven in ANY way) was enough to drive him from the campaign. This attack was mounted by the mastermind of dirty tricks in the Current Regime now in the White Hut, David Axelrod, the king of sleaze and the genius behind the “opposition research” team that has enlisted the likes of larry flynt, lowlife publisher of hustler magazine, who believes his own parodies. The stereotypes really came to life and were shown in great exaggeration, for the benefit of low-information voters (as Rush Limbaugh likes to characterize them).
Governor Chris Christie sure ain’t one of us.
The possibility is, that by 2016, the Bush name shall have lost enough of its tarnish, that Jeb Bush COULD be a serious player, but perhaps Marco Rubio, one of Jeb’s proteges, could be persuaded to move toward that goal, using Jeb as a resource and ally.
And of course, there is Paul Ryan, that even though he was on the losing Romney ticket, was always to the right of Romney, and kept the fires alive wherever he appeared.
Prevarication. The Fiscal Cliff was designed by Boehner and voted for by his Republicans in order to remove the debt problem as a campaign issue. So rather than run on the debt bomb, Romney ran a campaign on skittles and unicorns and lost.
If they have no leverage, it's because they willingly gave it away in August.
The Dems make heroes of their candidates who lose elections. For them, losing just proves injustice. I guess we banish ours. Now, in the case of Dole and McCain that might be sensible.
Ryan, on the other hand, should be out there shouting. That he isn't perplexes and somewhat worries me.
The GoP does not have an American personality and ideology anymore. The GOP used to stand up for and abide by American constitutional ideology and from that, we won economic freedom arguments. Now they are soulless globalists who are afraid to be and sound free and American.