GOP Ripe For Splitting Into A Third Party

Posted: Friday, July 17, 2009 | Posted by Chico Brisbane | Labels: , , , ,

Recent polls from Gallop and CNN show that Mitt Romney, Sarah Palin and Mike Huckabee are locked in a statistical dead heat for the 2012 nomination. It's way too early to determine who will be the actual GOP nominee. However, the fact that the top three are also failed contenders from the 2008 election says that the Republican mindset has not changed and they are looking to lose and lose big in 2012 if they have nothing to offer but a repeat performance.
With less then 20% of Americans identifying as Republican, the GOP could easily brake apart into a 3rd party for those Regan and Goldwater types that want no part of what Newt Gingrich, Rush Limbaugh, and the Bush Administration have made of what the GOP.

Mitt Romney probably has little chance of getting the hard core Christian vote, the same far right constinuency that is the currently the only united part of the GOP. In 2007 Bill Keller a prominent pastor based in Florida said "A vote for Romney is a vote for Satan". There are many like Keller and their opinion will not change by 2012. And let’s not forget he wanted to double the size of Guantanamo, flip flopped on abortion, gay rights, gun control and more.

Sarah Palin. What can we say about Sarah Palin that has not already been discussed all over the media. She caters to the lowest common denominator, is lacking in ability and intellect but is a good mom and hunter and sees herself as a "pit bull with lipstick". Hard to believe that there will be enough Republicans in 2012 that think she has the ability to be the leader of the free world. God help us.

Then we have Mike Huckabee. A nice guy. Former Governor of Arkansas and a baptist minister. He brought up his children so well that his son decided to hang a dog while he was a counselar at a Boys Scout Camp. During the Republican primary debates he was one of three potential nominees who stated that they did not believe in evolution. After Bush do we really need another "science is bullshit" in the White House?

The GOP has its work cut out for it. Let’s not forget the chairman of the RNC Michael Steele who dismissed Palin as "old school" and "not the generation of candidate I am trying to groom". A little full of himself. Yesterday he pitched the GOP to the NAACP stating that the "Republican Party wants to be a partner who works with you to put in place the tools necessary to sustain that growth and to bring out of poverty those so often left behind." What a joke. The rich white man’s party (except for Steele and a select few, very few) now wants to help the black community.