A few quotes come to mind when I think about what Ron Paul and the Tea Party ideals represent. Churchill said: “You can always count on Americans to do the right thing – after they’ve tried everything else.” It seems the media is once again attempting to pick the Republican candidate much as they did last time around with McCain. The media is trying to focus attention exclusively on Perry and Romney… which reminds me a lot of the bit from Futurama where the two clones John Jackson and Jack Johnson were vying for the presidency. Both of these guys represent the old guard of the republican party.. much as McCain did in 08. This is not 08 though.. this time the stakes are much, much higher and I for one think it’s time to stop settling for the lesser two evils.. it’s time for something better. The last 20 years or so has been dominated by bad policy coming from both parties. I don’t blame the liberals for this… as surely as you can’t blame a snake for being a snake. It is what it is and you would be a fool for trusting it not to bite you. The republican party on the other hand is completely to blame. It has gotten so far away from its conservative roots as to be nothing but a shadow of its former self. RINO isn’t just a label describing certain members of the party it defines the party as it exists today. Regarding the current leadership I think it would be far easier to single out those to whom it does not apply.