From the Author
I believe that 2012 was not just another election, that there was, within the GOP a battle for the soul and the future of the party. On one side of the line were the status quo Republicans for whom power is sometimes more important than principle. On the other side was the liberty movement made up of people from all walks of life who valued priciple above all. The other thing that made 2012 unique was that, for the first time in decades, there was a candidate who really was the inspiration and standard bearer for so many in the liberty movement; Congressman Ron Paul.
The struggle that went on within the GOP was mostly ignored by the media, but it was the victory of the staus quo crowd, who had the money, but not the hearts, that set the stage for the re-election of Barack Obama. Mitt Romney lost not because his opponent was a better candidate, but because the game had changed, and the GOP missed it.
This issue is still important because unless the GOP changes its mindset, and returns to principle, they will continue to lose elections. The liberty movement is growing, and the GOP need not reinvent itself to be embraced, it need only actually do what it says it believes in.
About the Author
Residing in a tiny corner of southeast Georgia, I am the happily married father of four home-schooled children and a street preacher. I am an award-winning political cartoonist and manage a tiny pseudo-farm (populated by chickens, a pony, and a beagle). I also write the occassional book, and sleep when it occurs to me to do so.