President Donald Trump is supposedly the leader of the Republican Party. However, he continues to attack former prisoner of war, American Hero former-Senator John McCain. McCain, unlike Trump, had it all.
His record of heroism. Standing up for our country and against the powers that be in his own party.
Trump is perpetuating the lie that the investigation into Russian collusion is a hoax, leaving it perfectly clear that the Republican Party has no leaders.
True leaders do not send tweets. They act. The time for tweets full of indignation is over; the time for announcing is upon us.
The closest thing the Republican Party has to a leader at this moment is Bill Weld, who is unlikely to win a primary against Trump.The reason being is that he is not conservative enough for the the Republican Party.
Although traditionally this means that the republicans would circle back around to other potential candidates, these circumstances may call for a radical solution.
That radical solution would be certain high profile Republicans leaving their party because of the person who is in charge.
For example, if former Republican Gov. John Kasich and former presidential candidate, now United States Sen. Mitt Romney left the Republican Party to form a new political party, it could catch fire.
If it did pick up traction, it would allow for a legitimate three-way race in the presidential election.
This party or movement could be called the New Republicans, or pay homage to Teddy Roosevelt’s Bull Moose Party. The hypothetical party could nominate a candidate like Evan McMullin.
McMullin is a former CIA agent who could contrast the ever-approaching populists in the Democratic Party and the growing nihilism of the Republican Party.
Some would argue this is not the best way forward for America that a moderate Democrat could unite both Republicans and Democrats and then win the White House.
This is an optimistic view and certainly more realistic. However do we want to take the chance that enough Republicans will vote for a Democrat?
I would rather give voters more choices, even if doing so resulted in Trump’s reelection.
The Democratic Party is fast approaching a soft populism, which is similar to hard populism, or the populism that we see from Trump. Under these circumstances, why not let the voters decide?
The time for Republicans to rise up and take a stand has come. Either create a new party or take back their current.
If they wait until after Trump’s reign of terror, it will be too late. They need to get to work now finding a leader who can stand up and tell the bully his time in the White House has come to an end.
As a staunch Democrat, I long for the day when someone in the Republican Party decides to stand up and take on the populist bully who has no moral compass.
It is time to announce either the formation of a new movement from the right, or the candidacy of one who could defeat Trump from within the Republican Party.