This was the conclusion by a senior centrist Democrat.
“What is the problem with the Republicans?” I asked.
“I see three essential difficulties. One – they cannot come to useful compromises; they are deathly afraid of being recalled by the Tea Party types for any sensible compromise on public spending. So they cannot govern, or participate meaningfully in cross-party governance. Two – they are financially irresponsible. They used to be the party of financial responsibility. Now they vote for the legislative measures and then refuse to pay for them. Three – they cannot come to terms with an immigration law, and because of that, they are using every trick they can to reduce the participation of blacks and hispanics in voting.”
“So it will be Hillary in 2016”.
Anyone care to disagree?