The Republican Party stands at an historic crossroad and must decide which road along which to venture. The American people have made clear the manner in which Republicans conduct elections based on questioning the loyalty of opponents and smears and lies are not welcomed among those who vote in this nation. There is no question, Governor Sarah Palin,is now a force in the Republican party. Palin represents the small minded bigoted approach to politics. As Senator McCain spoke his concession speech, boos and angry shouts against Senator Barack Obama filled the air. These people have no sense that an election is not between the loyal American and the disloyal American, we are all loyal.
If Palin assumes control of the Republican Party she will reduce it to a small groups of right wing fundamentalist fanatics who want to reduce their party to the past. Her voice will resonate well with minded people who believe the Earth is 10,000 years old and that women have no right to control their body and that unions are denied to working people. Her voice is not that of educated Americans. Those who have intelligence and understanding of the challenges of the 21st century will not vote for a Sarah Palin.
We believe the ascendancy of Sarah Palin marks the end of the Republican party as we know it. Moderate Republicans may well form a new coalition with Libertarians and create a new party that adheres to ideals of free enterprise and limited government, but one which accepts gay rights and and end to torture and an end to bigotry and small minded leaders. They will seek a new direction for the Republican party that does not include the ignorant person who is currently governor of Alaska.