"During the Q & A section of my speech to the Chamber group here last night, someone asked what I thought about the concept of a third party to counter the influence of the right wing of the Republican Party. "
The best thing for today's politics would be for the republican party to disband and reform two new parties. One for these big govt types and one for conservatives. The conservatives would draw from the Libertarians, conservative independents, conservative republicans and libertarian leaning democrats. As suggested, the republican party elite wants nothing to do with conservatives.