Hey, I'm not trying to encourage them to do it, but from a bar stool I am sitting on, it doesn't seem like the GOP has a lot of choices at this point.
With yet another senior level Republican Governor looking like (and being) a hypocritical misogynist to his base, the very standards they've defined themselves with over the years have come back to bite the Family Values Party on the arse. Big time.
So maybe this is the chance for the break. Start a whole new party.
A Fiscal Conservative Party.
A Party that embraces fiscally conservative ideas, and doesn't address social issues at all. Check the religion and social mores at the door, so to speak.
And I know Libertarians pretend that description fits their mold, but every libertarian I know only pretends to be that way because they have a gay sister, take large amounts of drugs or just like "being unique". In reality, libertarians are just Republicans who want to seem more like bikers then bankers.
Of course, when Al Franken gets installed in the Senate any second now, the whole "threatening Republican filibuster program" will turn to dust, and the Republican Party will officially be completely chased into the wilderness for two more years minimum.
During that time I suspect the "Family Values" litmus test program will get thrown out in the trash like the political careers of Vitter, Gibbons, Craig, Ensign and Sanders.