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  •  Ah....but the conservatives know.... (14+ / 0-)

    that Mitt has never been a true member.  They've always known deep in their hearts that he wasn't, but they just couldn't coalesce around any single one of his competitors, each of whom a subset of the whackos thought was the true Messiah....whether it was Santorum, or Cain, or Bachman, or Newt or Perry or or or......

    They were only united in their desire to get rid of Obama and after all those debates and primaries....they were stuck with Mitt.  They knew he was losing, they knew he was selling snake oil, but they hoped and prayed that somehow he would hang on and maybe win and then.......they could try and turn Ryan into the defacto President because HE was well and truly their guy.

    Soon the election will be over and as I have diaried several times, we will then see unfold the battle for control of the GOP.  The conservative/evangelical/Tea Party/true whack job wing versus what remains of the "traditional" GOP.

    I think the former will ultimately win.....they will drive in 2016 for the nomination of a really really conservative nominee and by then the demographics, the split with traditionals, and the public's growing recognition of the consequences of their idiocy level will have made it even more difficult for them to gain control.

    It ain't over yet, but I think history may mark this election as the high tide of the virulent conservative movement.  They will never go away, but they will not represent the threat to democracy that they would if they managed to win the White House AND Congress this fall.

    Free markets would be a great idea, if markets were actually free.

    by dweb8231 on Sun Oct 07, 2012 at 07:11:22 PM PDT

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