"Kasich Disses Conservatism, Trump Disses the Audience, Bush Declares He's in the Abortion Sweet Spot, Cruz Apologizes to Carson Again, Carson Functions While on Valium, Rubio Channels Dan Quayle and the Fat Guy Attacks Rubio and Innocent Babies"
Except for the fat guy statement. Let's not get personal.
You'd think the GOP would be ahead in the national polls by about 120%. We've had one of the least competent leaders in American history as our President, who has overseen one of the most anemic recoveries - if you can call it a recovery - in modern history. He has sown division, discord and racial tension. He has helped bring America down from the Superpower perch that it was burdened with for so many decades. His one major legislative accomplishment - health care reform - has done as much harm as it has helped. He is snarky, snippy and sarcastic and demeaning to anyone who doesn't treat him as some royal steward of the nation.
And running to replace him is an elderly, half-crazy, socialist Santa Clause who passionately advocates for the secular European culture of death while insisting that he can give everyone almost everything without question. Against him is an elderly, scandal ridden woman with a checkered past as Secretary of State whose main claim to fame is her marriage to a man who was one of two impeached presidents.
Yet against this, the GOP is still only running neck and neck, and depending on the candidate, is actually behind in the polls. Just what it is about the modern Republican party that is dedicated to snatching defeat from the jaws of victory, I can't say. It probably has something to do with the age old battle between late 20th Century Republicans who were only about money verses those blue color Reagan Democrat types who really care about religious and social issues. As long as that battle remains unresolved, expect the Democrats to win with just about anyone on the ticket..
I know, I know. The media and Hollywood and our educational systems are firmly in the liberal camp and, by extension, completely supportive of the Democratic party. But just because you are faced with opponents who have all the firearms doesn't mean you should paint a giant bull's-eye on your back.