The great post-election identity freak-out has begun. We all knew it was coming; we just didn't know which side of the ideological divide was going to be the featured player. As luck would have it, it's happening on the conservative side. Which is good for everybody, in my opinion, not just because shifting demographics show their brand to be in peril, but also because they are the funnier side.
Speaking of which, Herman Cain is very concerned that when the dust settles in his party, the general consensus could be that Republicans should focus on nominating candidates who are tethered to reality and rely more on reasoned policy choices than on fun-to-say catch phrases. I'm concerned about that, too. So, what we clearly need is a brand new party. One with impeccably hilarious standards. Because we will need a place for all of the Rick Santorums and Michele Bachmanns and Sarah Palins — or rodeo clown candidates — of the world…
Appearing on Bryan Fischer’s radio program this afternoon, Cain called for a large faction of Republican Party leaders to desert the party and form a third, more conservative party.
"I never thought that I would say this, and this is the first time publicly that I've said it: We need a third party to save this country. Not Ron Paul and the Ron Paulites. No. We need a legitimate third party to challenge the current system that we have, because I don’t believe that the Republican Party… has the ability to rebrand itself," Cain said.
I'm sure he's hoping it'll be called the 9-9-9 Party, but they probably won't go for that. The Tea Party is kind of spent as a brand, so that won't work.
We need something new and fresh. Something that gets across the idea of an unstoppable conservative idea, like a locomotive! Strong. Powerful. Plowing through all of the obstacles put in place by the D.C. establishment. Leaving behind it the utter wreckage of Washington as we know it.
That's it! The Train Wreck Party! I think we found the name, guys.
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Tags: Conservatives, Herman Cain, Republicans, Third Party