What remains is a solid, stolid, gaffe-prone challenger for whom conservatism is a second language versus an incumbent with a record he cannot run on and signature policies — Obamacare, the stimulus, cap-and-trade — he hardly dare mention.
A quite dispiriting spectacle. And more than a bit confusing. Why, just this week the estimable Jeb Bush averred that the Republican party had become so rigidly right-wing that today it couldn’t even nominate Ronald Reagan.
Huh? It just nominated Mitt Romney who lives a good 14 nautical miles to the left of Ronald Reagan.
Goodness. Four more months of this campaign and we will all be unhinged.
You could look at the bright side. Whichever side loses, a lot of undeserving people will not be getting important government jobs. --TS