The implosion of the GOP is the fruits of their own labor. They worked so hard to court the far-wingnut-right, especially the “Values Voters”, that those hardline evangelical groups feel entitled to get their ideal GOP candidate. They aren’t very happy.
In June, [Focus on the Family’s James Dobson] said: ?I cannot, and will not, vote for Rudy Giuliani in 2008. It is an irrevocable decision. If given a Hobson?s ? Dobson?s? ? choice between him and Sens. Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama, I will either cast my ballot for an also-ran ? or if worse comes to worst ? not vote in a presidential election for the first time in my adult life. My conscience and my moral convictions will allow me to do nothing else.?
Many far-right groups appear on the verge of abandoning the GOP (which is already pretty damn far to the right, if you look at the vast majority of the candidates in the race) for not being far enough to the right. Even RABid is getting in the act, with Naugle stating that Rudy “9/11!!!!!” Giuliani is “too liberal.” The dude is socially moderate – at best! – and about the biggest neocon running for President!
That noise you hear? It’s the sound of the GOP imploding.