Mitt is gone, Huck is broke, Paul is a 5% candidate. Unless something unforeseeable happens between now and the GOP convention, John McCain is slated to play GOP baby seal. The GOP is going to run a candidate who has spent the last 20 years running against them*.
As I wrote before the last great Democrat baby seal hunt, "To be successful, the GOP need[s] to be a responsible alternative to the infantile Democrats." Now they are running a man whose name was seriously whispered as the Democrats' vice-presidential candidate** and whose name headlines the legislative abomination known as McCain-Feingold. They have shown that they have no desire to be a serious alternative to the Dems. This Republican party is the GOP of the 1960s and 1970s and is about to be cemented into minority status for 2 decades just like they were.
I'm trying, really trying to care. But I can't.
* It is arguably worse that when Bush betrayed Republican principles he got the party to go along. But it is not even arguable that it is more stupid for the GOP to nominate a man who consistently betrays them in exchange for press adulation.
** It doesn't matter if he was actually asked, or if Kerry even thought about asking. What matters is that John McCain has been so unrepublican for so long that political insiders thought, Hmmm, I could see that. No one would make such a mistake with Pat Roberts or Kit Bond.