Roger Stone, longtime Republican political consultant, a libertarian who may have helped bring down Elliot Spitzer, and who has a picture of Richard Nixon tattooed on his back, has left the Republican the Republican party. In a long explanation of his decision, Stone nails the problem with the GOP's current crop of mainstream media-approved "front runners:"
Sadly the difference between the two major parties has become rhetorical. Under the Democrats you're going to hell. Under the Republicans, you are still going to hell but you are going more slowly.
To real conservatives the freedom of the individual is paramount. No one should be able to tell you what you can eat, drink, smoke, or marry, or what kind of gun you can own. We don't want to be snooped on by an all-knowing big brother government. That is the essence of liberty. The Republican Party has become both a party of big government but also an authoritarian party that would tell us how to live.
That the Republican Party can only produce Mitt Romney who was an independent during the Reagan-Bush years (and only converted to conservatism after serving one term as governor never intending to run for re-election while always planning to run for president), Newt Gingrich, a thrice married ego-maniac with delusions of grandeur and Rick Santorum, a religious fanatic, who would tell other people how to live, as presidential candidates proves the GOP may be going the way as the Whigs.
I fervently hoped that Donald Trump would run for president. Trump is a big thinker, with the kind of toughness and guile you need to be a successful negotiator and a successful president. While it is popular among elites to snicker at Trump his connection to average Americans and working people cannot be denied. As Neil Cavuto of Fox Business News said "No one draws ratings like Trump."
To put it bluntly the Republican Party is hopelessly f*cked up.
Our country needs a leader who values freedom and who can can win. We may learn that the Republican party is unable to deliver such a candidate, even though the woods are full of them.