What’s happened to the Republican Party? The current campaign for president has devolved into a schoolyard brawl, with the bully surrounded by feckless antagonists. The attacks by one candidate on another are childish and tasteless. Issues are not on the table, policy is on hold and their demeanor disillusioning. The candidates operating above the fray are ignored.
How can people, who consider themselves Republicans, choose among this array of character assassins? The worst of it is the damage they are doing to the brand — the party of Lincoln, Eisenhower and Reagan. Can it survive? Should it survive? Is it the influence of the Tea Party? Is it over the shifting political landscape due of minority demographics? Is it desperate recognition that they no longer have anything to offer the American people?
Maybe the answer isn’t important. But unless they wake up and act like adults, it won’t matter.