As I watched the recent South Carolina Freedom Summit on C-SPAN, I was disgusted by one thing I noticed over and over again. As social conservative candidates like Ted Cruz, Mike Huckabee, and Bobby Jindal gave one stem-winder of a speech after the other, some people in attendance would sit still and emotionless while most of crowd cheered wildly. They were obviously unimpressed. That can only be attributed to the fact that they are moderate Republicans looking to nominate another pragmatic establishment candidate who really stands for nothing – one in the mold of the last two GOP presidential nominees, John McCain and Mitt Romney.
These moderates are the reason Barack Obama got elected to two terms as president. If they have their way this time, Hillary Clinton will be elected to what will essentially be a third Obama term. I also blame these GOP moderates for the fact that gay marriage is now legal in 37 states and might soon be the law of the land in every state. Thanks to them, Obama got to nominate Supreme Court Justices and other federal judges when a Republican president should have gotten those selections. These people are killing the Republican Party by pulling it away from its conservative roots. They are turning it into Democrat-lite. The GOP will never win the presidency until it differentiates itself from the Democrats. The moderates are not letting it do that.