It has been said that the war between the Netherlands and the Isles of Scilly had been extended by the lack of a peace treaty for 335 years without a single shot being fired. In fact for many years the parties were not aware that the conflict even existed, which would make it one of the world’s longest wars in recorded history (Started April 1651, peace was finally declared in 1986).
Speaking of drawn out events, this brings us to the extended time of action also known as the GOP presidential race (yawn followed by a long deep sigh).
Although, Mitt Romney has more endorsements by prominent Republicans, a new poll showing him in the lead, and he is on cusp of becoming the party’s presumptive nominee; Romney still continues to struggles to keep his head above water.
The question is why aren’t more Republicans willing to create a “peace treaty” in order to put this “war” to an end? One theory says it is because most Republicans argue that Romney’s campaign is doing a poor job of reaching out to conservatives and how Romney’s struggles were above all…avoidable. The second theory states that the majority of Republicans said former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Texas Rep. Ron Paul should end their presidential campaigns( yes, their still hanging on ) and get behind Romney or Santorum (heck even the Easter Bunny at this point just someone).
The question then becomes what does all of this mean to the now weary and bored voters who feel this season has simple gone on to long. Unfortunately, it appears that the GOP presidential candidates and their advisory are completely unaware this conflict of interest even exist?
They are blindly clueless as to how this race has pulled along with difficulties that mirror the pace of The Three Hundred and Thirty Five Years war’s impact. Yet no one thinks to pull the team together…I mean how long is this race going to dragggggg on, and on, and on, and still on; before they put the country in a boredom induced coma while waiting for this race to find its identity and create a clear front runner (OK that was a bit dramatic but I think you get the point).
In the end (as in the beginning) perhaps the GOP missed the mark from the start by staying out of touch with what it was the American voters found important. As opposed to focusing on attacking each other…ahhh well, another one for the record books.