Semper Fidelis, Semper Liber.
Stolen fair and square from the Capt. Courtesey himself.I spit at lots of people through my computer screen. Not only does it "teach them a lesson" but it keeps the screen clean and shiny.
There was a 3rd party effort this time for conservatives - the Tea Party. It began with some ideas worthy of consideration. Later, the party came under control of radical conservatives who wanted more than smaller government, fiscal responsibility and a balanced budget. Somewhere in the process the GOP in an act of wild assed paranoia sorta, kinda brought the Tea Party into the big GOP tent. By the time the GOP woke up the Tea Party had morphed into a rabid anti-abortion, Mexican hating, SSM protesting gaggle of religionists who were hell bent on social engineering America. Unfortunately for the GOP this Tea Partisans found a kinship with the fundies who have had a strangle hold on the GOP for decades.
If a conservative third party is nothing more than another party rife with ultra conservatives and maniacal religionists it won't go anywhere.
As to the GOP, if they can't throw the Tea Party and fanatical religionists over the side they will remain fairly ****ed.
"When Faith preaches Hate, Blessed are the Doubters." - Amin Maalouf
Will not happen within the Republican party. Even if Cain did break away i dont think it would get much attention.
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Those who think their side of the party should split will be happy. They will get lots of help from the left who will enjoy watching the 48% fragment.