Once upon a time, one of the major parties was for smaller government, term limits. . . wait, let me quote from the Wiki http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Contract_with_America : But that's not the GOP of today. Bush `43 wandered well away from this, but every once in a while he'd make a slight move towards conservatism. Then "Maverick" McCain would stop him. So now McCain is the GOP nominee. Some think that's because our country has drifted left so the GOP has to follow lest we be reduced to a single party system. And there's certainly evidence to support that theory. Obama is the most liberal candidate ever put forward by either party. McCain is at least 45% democrat - he even considered switching parties. Could you imagine the outcry if somebody had said they wanted to "spread the wealth" 50 years ago? That candidate would have gone down faster than a female intern wearing knee pads in the Clinton Oval Office. Just wondered if there were any less gloomy theories for the decline of the republican party. Cuz this one (which I support so far) doesn't show them coming back, and it bodes very poorly for this country over the long run. By extension, it also brings bad things to the entire world. I don't mean just during an Obama administration. McCain could win and (hopefully) slow it some, but the socialistic march into twilight is coming. Unless I am wrong, that is.