GOP Civil War: Herman Cain Calls For Third Party

Herman Cain SC GOP civil war: Herman Cain calls for third party

It’s been less than 24 hours since the polls closed and already the first shots in an emerging civil war within the conservative movement are being fired. Right-leaning pundits have been taking turns beating up on Mitt Romney and blaming him for the loss last night. Donald Trump just tweeted, “Congrats to @KarlRove on blowing $400 million this cycle. Every race @CrossroadsGPS ran ads in, the Republicans lost. What a waste of money.” And GOP leaders are already taking to the barricades on either side of the divide, which basically comes down to this question: Were Romney and the GOP too conservative or not conservative enough?

Steve Schmidt, a top Republican strategist who ran John McCain’s 2008 campaign, invoked the term on MSNBC this morning. “When I talk about a civil war in the Republican Party, what I mean is, it’s time for Republican elected leaders to stand up and to repudiate this nonsense [of the extreme right wing], and to repudiate it directly,” he said.

But on the other side of the fight, Herman Cain, the former presidential candidate who still has a robust following via his popular talk radio program and speaking tours, today suggested the most clear step to open civil war: secession. 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.

Read More at salon.com . By Alex Aeitz-Wald.

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2 comments to GOP Civil War: Herman Cain Calls For Third Party

  • A.Men

    Call for Boehner and McDonnell to resign first!

  • dan stewart

    Definately we need a third party, the dems & repubs are two peas in a pod. However, right now is when we should be organizing it, not a few months before an election. It needs to be well established long before the election. Also, baring a third party, we need to stop letting the lamestream media & the repub establishment pick our candidates. I can't really blame the newscasters for doing this, I know a few newscasters & they are threatened with the loss of their jobs or harm to their family if they don't lie. Some of them have quit & gone to other professions out fear.

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