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The GOP: A Party in Flux

Anonymous908 Wrote: Apr 18, 2012 2:24 PM
No it is not down to 2 choices. Ron Paul is still very much in the game. Of course if you just watch TV or look at the status quo's version of the delegates you wouldn't know this. Those numbers are nothing but a guess (unbound delegates) scewed in favor of the establishment candidates. The fact is we are going to go backrupt as a nation unless Ron Paul is elected president PERIOD. If anybody disagrees with me show me the facts. Show me exactly what Romney would do to shrink real spending that is already taking place. Instead what you will find he only talks about cuts to proposed increases in spending. Yes, Romney is obviously better than Obama. I'm not denying that. But we would go broke with either of them. We need BOLD BOLD cuts.

Editor’s note: A version of this article first appeared at Forbes.com

With Rick Santorum having dropped out of the race, Mitt Romney is apparently the Republican nominee for POTUS, barring a “black swan” event swooping down out of nowhere.

Why has the Republican Party taken so long to decide upon its presidential nominee? The two most common explanations given have been the structure of the primaries and the absence of an “ideal” candidate. Those are valid reasons, but there is one more that generally has been overlooked: The Republican Party itself is in a state of flux, and...