[[ I will end up voting for whomever is the GOP nominee in the general election ]]
I'm not going to be made a fool of again.
A long time ago, I was a democrat, mainly because I was dumb enough to believe that the rat party "was for the working man".
Well, even dummies like me come around, eventually. I will NEVER vote for a democrat again. Never, NEVER, N-E-V-E-R. I hope I'm making myself clear. :)
I became a Republican and conservative because I realized -- as a white male of Euro-Christian background -- that perhaps the Pubbie party might better represent my beliefs, mores, and interests.
As I mentioned above, I'm a slow learner.
The Republicans -did- seem to represent those interests, at least for a while. But within the past 10 years they, too, no longer impress me as being a party that has any intention of preserving and maintaining an "America of our forefathers". They'll throw that right out the window with the democrats, so long as they can live a comfortable life as "the minority party".
They won't fight any more.
Dole wouldn't fight.
McCain wouldn't fight.
Romney wouldn't fight.
Immediately after the 2000 election, when the chads were hanging, it looked for a while that even Bush wouldn't fight, till he made a short speech on tv. I thought G.W. Bush was a decent enough guy, and he tried after the World Trade Center attacks, but in the end even he did little to further conservatism or traditionalism in America.
I certainly don't see Chris Christie, Marco Rubio, Paul Ryan or Jeb Bush (ugh) furthering such causes, either.
Why in heck should I vote for them?
Hint: I'm not going to.
If withholding my vote from such losers damages the GOP-e, well, too damned bad.
They deserve what they get.
And -- they're going to get it!