2012 will be remembered not, as the year the world came to an end, but as the year the Republican Party ceased to be a viable political force in the national dialogue. The GOP standard bearer- a Massachusetts liberal posing as a 'conservative'- was unable to generate the excitement or enthusiasm to un-seat the most lack- luster incumbent since Jimmy Carter (or Warren Harding).
I have supported the GOP in every national election since 1980. Unless the GOP fields a genuine small government, no foreign wars candidate in the future, I am done with the GOP. I will go 3rd or sit it out, rather than participate in the charade.