Jeb Bush is probably not running. Neither is Mitt Romney. Chris Christie is trying to hard to recover from Bridge-gate but that doesn’t seem likely.The problem is simply that there may not be a "Republican Wing" of the Republican Party much longer. Before too long, you'll have to go to a zoo just to see one. You see, they really can't compete in the struggle for existence against their more aggressive and highly territorial rivals - The Teahadist and the Evangelical.
That means there is a huge gap in the Republican field: The responsible one.
Rob Portman, the senator from Ohio, fills that gap quite nicely. And according to news reports, he is thinking about it very seriously.
Mr. Portman would be the anti-Obama. He has deep experience in both the legislative and executive branches, where President Barack Obama had none. He has a long record of bipartisanship, where Mr. Obama has been one of the most polarizing presidents in history.
Mr. Obama is long on charisma and short on actual substance. With Mr. Portman, it’s vice versa.
I think the American people have overdosed on charisma. It’s time for a president who knows what he is doing from Day One.
And that would be Rob Portman.
There has been plenty of talk about Rand Paul, Ted Cruz and other tea party pretenders to the throne.
Isn’t it time that we start talking about a candidate who will represent the Republican wing of the Republican Party?
There once was a time when the Northern RINO roamed free. It was a noble beast that helped to pass Clean Air and Clean Water Laws, Civil Rights and Voting Rights Laws as well as social welfare programs that offered folks a hand up when they were down. They were the type of folks who loved their country more than they hated their opponents.
Them days are gone and many in the GOP are happy to turn the page and forget their party's past. Purity and Principle and Rule or Ruin is the order of the day now. But there was a time when the Northern RINO roamed free.