We are a minority. Not just in the country, but in the Republican party. Fred Thompson is practically a perfect fit. And Ron Paul got more votes in Michigan than Fred.
I left the Republican party in 2005 after the Bankruptcy Reform Fiasco (BARF to those that have to deal with it day-to-day), so the implosion that is currently playing out bothers me less than it probably should.
John McCain a liberal hawk. Converted by decades in Washington, his occasional forays into the State Department have influenced his mind.
Mitt Romney is a born-again conservative. And like all baby-Christians, his passion is un-informed and will be short-lived. Maybe he will mature into a serious Conservative, but Washington is not the place to do it.
Mike Huckabee: Let me offer this from wikipedia: Fascism is a religious conception in which man is seen in his immanent relationship with a superior law and with an objective Will that transcends the particular individual and raises him to conscious membership of a spiritual society. Whoever has seen in the religious politics of the Fascist regime nothing but mere opportunism has not understood that Fascism besides being a system of government is also, and above all, a system of thought. Need I say more?
Conservatives that want minimal government intervention in our day-to-day lives, strong national defense and the strength of character to tell someone, hell, show someone, that personal responsibility is the FIRST principle no longer have a strong voice in our political process.
Maybe I am too blind to see the forest. Fred Thompson appears to be the only candidate that hasn't sold his soul for the Presidency....and apparently, for most Republicans, that is proof he can't be President.
Republicans....Americans, be careful what you wish for.....