Don't get me wrong, I am a Republican, but more of a Rhino according to my friends. However, over the last few years, I felt the Republicans would achieve amazing victories, especially considering what I can the ODI (Oh_DEE) Factor, i.e., The "Obama Did It" factor. I wasn't comfortable demonizing a person like that, not so much because it was inhumane or even the moral issue of calling a person names. It had more to do with giving a person so much power. It's my belief that if you demonize a person it's the same as anointing a saint. You give a person superhero powers (for either good or evil) and the subtleties of what they are doing in the trenches goes out the window.
But, more important is how conservatives can't seem to muster a good race after GWB. California was debacle at the senate and gubernatorial level and now we have a lukewarm run at the oval office. I feel that if Obama should win this time around, I want to rally my friends back to the table and suggest that maybe being a Rhino is not such a bad thing. Maybe it's time the centrists take the spotlight and lead with a steadier hand.
Does it appear I have thrown in the towel. Yes, I have. Mitt just isn't doing it for me. I'm not sure he's doing it for any of us on the conservative side of the isle.
Maybe I am wrong. Enlighten me. I'm all ears.