Why? Because, it seems, every politician with any kind of conservative following, hoping to harness the anti-Obama sentiment, will end up tossing their hats into the ring.
The latest to come to my attention is Roy Moore. Moore gained fame (or notoriety, depending on one’s perspective) in 2003 – eight years ago – as Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court when he defiantly placed a Ten Commandments monument outside the state’s courthouse.
He went on to parlay his fame into two unsuccessful bids for the Alabama GOP gubernatorial nomination.
His chance of gaining the GOP presidential nomination next year barely registers on the scale, but he does have his loyal fans among conservatives.
Now, as conservatives start to rally around an increasing number of flags, we’re increasing the likelihood that whatever candidate the establishment settles on will cruise to the nomination with the support of a ridiculously small plurality of GOP voter support.
Many conservatives recognize the problem, but the solution usually proffered is: “All conservatives should unite behind my favorite candidate! Problem solved!”
To which other conservatives reply: “In your dreams!’
And so, as the rhetorical brawling goes on and on, our country slides ever deeper into the abyss.