Is it worth being a Republican anymore?Submitted by MikeLV on Fri, 11/09/2012 - 03:40
After seeing how bad the GOP lost the last two presidential elections it made me wonder if it's even worth staying as a Republican? Are they going to change their ways and embrace what Ron Paul has done by informing millions of people of the message of liberty and freedom? Does the Republican Party realize they blew their chance to attract young, diverse, and enthusiastic supporters?
The event that immediately popped in my mind as soon I found out the election results was when I was co-captain for my precinct during the Nevada caucuses this past February. In my caucus it consisted of mostly Romney supporters with a handful of outspoken Ron Paul supporters. As we were discussing the merits of each candidate myself and a few other Ron Paul supporters were trying to express how Romney wouldn't be able to defeat Obama in the general election. We tried to explain how Ron Paul is able to attract many people across the political spectrum and has the best shot to beat Obama. Instead all I heard was "Romney has record proof he can get stuff done, look what he did as governor." and "Ron Paul has been in Congress for over twenty years what major legislation has he been part of?" "Ron Paul's foreign policy is crazy!"...they wouldn't even accept the fact that most of his donations came from active military personnel (I wonder what those Romney supporters are thinking now?).
So I'm pondering if being part of the GOP is a lost cause? Yes, I know we have have a lot of liberty minded politicians on different levels of government. But come 2016 who will be the GOP presidential candidates? Marco Rubio? Paul Ryan? Chris Christie? Michelle Bachmann? Jeb Bush? Is the " GOP Establishment" worth beating? Is it better to focus on growing the Libertarian Party? Or become independent? What do you guys think?