The Republican Party's process of selecting a nominee for 2012 could be called the nation's most interesting reality show. The party has moved to the right since the 1990s, although not as far as Democrats have moved to the left. But far enough to the right that Mitt Romney, who would have been called a conservative in the 1990s, is thought by many in the current Republican Party to be too liberal.

Romney would seem the logical choice of a party who wants to win. He is the one Republican candidate who has the money and the appeal to independents to beat the President (who has the entire world's Marxist revolutionary movement behind him, 100s of millions if not in the billions of dollars, and the fierce determination of an army of full-time activists who worship government power):

“Since the beginning of the year, Mr. Obama and the Democratic National Committee, for which the president is helping raise money to finance his party’s grass-roots efforts, have spent close to $87 million in operating costs,” Nicholas Confessore and Griff Palmer write on the front page of today’s New York Times. “That amount is about as much as all the current Republican candidates together have raised so far in this campaign. In recent months, that money has helped open campaign offices in at least 15 states… In just the last three months, according to [FEC] filings, the Obama campaign has spent more on payroll, more than $4 million, than several of the Republican candidates have raised. The president is already paying staff employees in at least 38 states, including Wisconsin, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, New Mexico and North Carolina. His Chicago campaign headquarters hums with more than 200 paid aides."

Clearly the Democratic Party is determined to win.  But no one can realistically make the same claim for the Republican Party (the vast majority of whose fans are usually busy minding their own business, not worshipping government power, not organizing to really win political campaigns, and wishing government control over their lives would go away without them having to lift a finger).

So the Republican Party has it's "ideology above victory" wings, Tea Party conservatives, and hard-core libertarians, who can be heard voicing insane statements like, "Romney is Obama light."

But we enjoy watching insanity in reality shows, right?

So Herman Cain has his "999" plan, which could really be sold to common sense people if he changed it to "777."  He does, after all, want to scrap the current U.S. tax code. But Cain has no political organization to speak of, no traditional campaign strategy, very little money, and no prayer of winning the Republican nomination ... this time around.  Cain might be actually running for the Vice Presidential place on the ticket.

Rick Perry has more financial support than Cain, a better understanding of campaign strategy and  organization, but little appeal beyond evangelical Christians who see him as "one of their own."

And of course Ron Paul has the most attractive plan for moving in the direction of restoring sanity to government: eliminate Departments which involve government where government has no legitimate business:
Ron Paul Proposes $1T in Specific Budget Cuts

The drama continues each week.  Will the Republican Party sabotage itself and enable further entrenchment of Obama socialism?  Or will they decide to unite to save the nation?  Stay tuned.

To really understand the evil psychology of modern "liberal progressives," read Ayn Rand's entire novel "Atlas Shrugged"

"God's laws will keep your minds at peace, because peace IS His Will, and His laws are established to uphold it. His are the laws of freedom, but yours are the laws of bondage. Since freedom and bondage are irreconcilable, their laws CANNOT BE UNDERSTOOD TOGETHER. The laws of God work only for your good, and there ARE no other laws beside His. Everything else is merely lawLESS, and therefore chaotic." -Jesus Christ in A Course in Miracles