It’s hard to imagine that Michele Bachmann, Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich, and Herman Cain were ever viable candidates. Anyone interested in the Republican primary field quickly realized that things weren’t what they appeared to be. Shortly after the Republican’s dog and pony show came to town things began unraveling.
The Republican Party had propped up a pathetic bunch of losers that were an embarrassment to the GOP and an affront to the political process in general. One shouldn’t bring a cast of retards to play "Who wants to be a president," and expect good things to happen. With Donald Trump acting as the party’s unspoken emcee things began to take on a surrealistic edge.
When a Bachmann, Santorum, or Cain can steal the thunder from politicians offering solid solutions and flood the media outlets with bobble-headed sound bites something is wrong. These political miscreants swayed the party sheep with absurd commentaries and even more absurd positions. This reflects less on the inept candidates themselves, as uttering such nonsense is par for their course, and more on how dysfunctional the Republican Party has become.
After a few weeks of pointless rhetoric it became obvious that the public was given a cast of political rejects. Nobody was electable. The only candidates with solid platforms, e.g. Ron Paul and Buddy Roemer, had already been marginalized by the Republican Party.
I've accepted the inevitable and am looking forward to President Obama's next term. I hope the GOP gets a clue and a new direction. The Republican Party doesn’t want to publicly admit the obvious: It’s out of touch with the American public and Mitt Romney is unelectable.
At best the GOP can portray Romney as The Republican Obama. At worst his flip-flopping rhetoric freezes out the conservatives and he, like McCain in ‘08 loses a number of the traditional red states. But the writing’s on the wall.
I feel bad for anyone connected with this debacle. Who would willingly want to be associated with this mess by accepting the Vice President position? No matter how the cards falls they'll be viewed as the 2nd in command that sank like a stone in 2012 while riding on the deck of Romney's Good Ship Titanic?
Romney's luxury yacht will be proven to be less sea-worthy than the SS Minnow.
The big unknown from all of this will be the collateral damage. Romney could be putting House and Senatorial elections at risk. This is the Republican Party’s worst fear: how do they support an unwinnable campaign without jeopardizing other elections?
Remember, the crew of the Minnow ended up on a deserted island and were eventually rescued. Nobody can save Romney from himself.