From Pat Cadell on Fox today (in the comments):
“I want to tell you that I am shocked at my friend Doug’s prediction [that Romney would be the nominee]. He may very well be right, and if so that would be the end of the Republican party.
This is a man [Romney] that should have won the last time but he lost an election that any rational candidate should have won because he’s so terrible.”
Would I trade a Romney candidacy for the destruction of the GOP?
Sure. In a heartbeat.
This country is going to continue to go to hell unless and until we have two political parties that actually represent differing core beliefs, rather than two that simply support the endless expansion of the state at slightly differing speeds.