Who's sitting anything out? There's other races/issues besides POTUS. I, like, hundreds of thousands & eventual millions of other GOP voters, will become ex-GoP when Romney gets the nomination...(I don't predict a huge exodus in 2012...many will wait til Romney becomes another Bob Dole & will leave in 2013)
The shrinking pie piece of registered voters -- 29% right now for the Repubs -- will shrink all the more as they move further toward Whig-like extinction. (I mean, hey, if we wanted somebody to the left of LBJ, many of us would have become Dems long ago!)
But don't come back to FR bitching about an Obamah 2nd term.
Well, don't come back on FR bitching about the potential Dems' POTUS dynasty because the Republicans decided to provoke and evacuate its base in 2012.
Remember...Evangelicals were 34% of the ENTIRE electorate in the 2010 election. That's not 34% of the Republican primaries... but the entire vote...
The Evangelicals didn't rally around a single candidate; split their vote; and we get RINOman as the result.
Some will vote for self-confessed "evil"; others won't.
And even those that do will wind up with a bad taste in their mouth they'll never be able to get rid of...that guilt coupled with association of being a Republican will eventually cause many of them to leave the party.
How ironic. Here conservatives blamed politicians for not biting the bullet -- when they themselves as voter-citizens didn't want to bite the 2012 bullet, either.
We are guilty of the very thing we accuse politicians of...We deserve as a nation God's holy judgment.
None of them have the power of the Executive Order.
How warped is that!!