The G.O.P Race: That Knight In Shining Armor VS Political Chaos

The G.O.P Race: That Knight In Shining Armor VS Political Chaos…

Look away! Look away!

Look away! Look away! (Photo credit: Norm Walsh)

Where is the G.O.P. knight? The Republican candidate with the passionate supporters of Ron Paul, the nimble alert “Happy Gilmore” mind of Newt Gingrich; the rebell not orthodox-ed blue-collar style of Rick “Pretty Ricky” Santorum; or the cool mental keenness (yes I use that term sparingly) of Mitt Romney. The “Perot Style” Campaign needed in the year 2012?

After all, among observers of this year’s Republican primaries the early expectation was as it had always been.The G.O.P. race would settle into a standard contest between two primary candidates, yet this common placed but unverified belief could prove to be very wrong this time around. The question is could this race fall victim to the “third party concept” or victory?

According to Wikipedia: “The term third party is used in the United States for any and all political parties in the United States other than one of the two major parties (Democratic Party and Republican Party). The term can also refer to independent politicians not affiliated with any party at all and to write-in candidates.

The United States has had a two-party system for over a century. The winner take all system for presidential elections and the single-seat plurality voting system for Congressional elections have over time created the two-party system.”

According to Lynn Forester de Rothschild who stated, “With an open process like this there’s always a tail risk people will vote for a nutcase,” (wait is that a third party concept or are we talking about…uhhh, “someone” in particular…anyway, moving on?).

The sentiments of Forester de Rothschild statement echo all over the state today as many begin to wonder how this turbulent time in American history is driving the flip flopper mentality that has been the only consistency  in this race thus far. Moreover, the confidence of the average voter seems to lessen. While the full trust in the Republican party as a whole continues to wane.

Never-the-less, third party candidates very rarely go on to win elections, in history their are only two Presidents who did not represent one of the two major parties, George Washington and Andrew Johnson.

Although those who call themselves third party candidates rarely win, they almost certainly have an extreme statistical significants that contributes to the totality of the circumstances.

Take the following statical discovery given by CNN, “Sixty-four percent of all Americans say they like the idea of a third party that would run against the Democrats and Republicans. But only 38 percent would support a third party if its presence on the ballot would mean that the winning candidate is one that disagrees with them[Democrats or Republicans] on most major issues. According to the poll, Tea Party activists feel the same way: Only 4 in 10 favor a third party that would result in the election of candidates they don’t like.”

In the end, what does all of this mean and how is it effecting what is turning out to be a race of crusade like proportions but desperately in need of Knights in Armor to aquire the “land of milk and honey”?

In-other-words, the G.O.P needs…a visible leadership strategy, in order to go up against the Heraldry able to be seen on President Barack Obama and his “royal court”!