You know your party is in a total shambles when the former research director of your National Committee is wondering in the New York Times where the hell a Bill Buckleyesque figure is to move your party forward.
There's so much to love there — I mean, come on, this is a gift: "Dare I say it, or should I just whisper the word? We need 'the Establishment.' We need officials like former Gov. Jeb Bush of Florida and Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey, operatives like Karl Rove (lulz-ed.) and Republican Party institutions." — but perhaps my favorite part is this:
Mr. Bush, who once bravely stated that Ronald Reagan would have a hard time fitting in with today's Republican Party, likewise has the position and gravitas to weigh in and weed out the Todd Akins and Sharron Angles of the world.I guess it is brave to be a Republican who observes that their Saint Ronnie would never stop throwing up at the state of the modern GOP. Over here on the other side of the aisle, that's just called observant.