Smitty of The Other McCain makes a great catch, snagging this article out of the ether and bringing it to our attention- From Jay Cost of the Weekly Standard;
Jay Cost in The Weekly Standard:
So, here’s the question of the day: why can’t the party of Reagan ever seem to nominate a Reaganite?
My answer: because conservative Republicans are not actually in control of their own party. Though they are its animating force – they give it policy ideas to implement, they turn out regularly to support the party in good times and bad, they advocate the party and its ideology to their friends, neighbors, and relatives – they are not in charge, and have not been since the 1970s (arguably the 1920s, but that’s another story altogether).
And here is Smitty’s opinion of the piece and I wholeheartedly concur;
Concur with Bill:
It also leads me to the conclusion that we either change the party, or change parties.
Whether you keep the GOP or illegally harvest its elephant tusks, the point is that people have to participate. The effort required to scale a political party is non-trivial, or efforts like the Constitution Party would have more headlines. Which is why the Tea Parties have sought to change the GOP.
After Mitt’s concession speech (words which I’ll either weep over, or eat) there may be enough political will to Do Something, given charismatic leadership, e.g. Palin.
via Daily Pundit
I think these sentiments go hand in hand with this video by Judge Napalitano, shamelessly stolen from Phoebe’s;
What do you think?