Originally Posted by G51989
The republican party as we know it, is literally dying. Once the baby boomers die, so does the republican party we know today.
They know this, the higher ups will re invent the party.
Every few years, and at most a decade, a party kind of dies and gets reborn. The dems were these successful "blue dogs" but today it's as if they never existed. Now that the dems have worked over some social issues maybe the blue dogs will come back but repackaged and ready to battle.
The social conservative GOP that's into gay bashing was not too long ago very against Mormons but in 2012 Mitt Romney became the largely Baptist bible belt's best friend. My fear is that the GOP will rally around another Bush family member hoping that the heavy lifting of name recognition doesn't have to be done again. It took Mitt a lot of legwork in 2008 and losing the GOP race and then working 2012. I think the republicans want somebody that has name recognition that they can build on. It's too much work for somebody in the GOP to start anew in 2015 or so and realistically seek the GOP nomination in the following year. Rand Paul, perhaps from a lot of help from his dad's fame, may make a run, too. Though I hope she's out, I think Sarah Palin can make a realistic run if the party hasn't learned its lesson yet with social conservatives with no real fiscal or foreign policy pull. While I don't see myself ever voting GOP, I do hope they do start with unknowns and not try and rehash some broken trickle down economics.