CPAC was this week, and top conservatives came out to see what the future of the party would be.From Sarah Palin remixing “Green Eggs And Ham” to hot talk on social issues, it sure was an interesting event. CPAC ended though with a vote to see who those in attendance would make the best candidate in 2016. When all was said and done, Rand Paul from Kentucky was voted as most likely to be the Republican nominee the next election cycle.
But does Rand have what it takes to hold this title? The fact of the matter is that the demographics of the Republican party are changing, and Rand Paul and his hardcore libertarian approach may not sit well with some of the more traditional conservative. After all, I know many hardcore Republicans who stayed home during the last election because Mitt Romney was too liberal for their liking. We don’t want to risk such an incident happening once again because it could cost us to lose the election.
At the same time though, there are more fiscal conservatives who are liberal on social issues joining the party, and Rand Paul has a history of being pretty conservative on these issues. This too will hurt our chances of taking the White House the next election cycle. So, to me, it looks like Rand Paul will not make a good candidate in 2016. But who will?
Well, to be honest, I see no one in our party who will make a great candidate. This is mainly due to the fact that most Republicans want to stay in the 20th century when times are changing. They don’t care if they lose elections in the process. On one hand, I have to commend them for standing up for what they believe the nation should be like, but I also have to criticize them because they are never going to be able to make a change if they continue to lose elections.
So here’s where I am asking for your help. Give me ideas for who you think should be the Republican candidate in 2016? Leave your thoughts in the comment section below, and, as always
May God Bless America,
The Generation X Conservative