Friday, Oct. 19, 2012 | 2:02 a.m.
The November election should serve as a wake-up call for the Republican Party.
The major problem with the present-day GOP is that it’s moved so far to the right that it’s boxed in, scaring away many Republican moderates and independents.
A quick look at the history of the two-party system in this country clearly points out that extremism never wins in the long run. The quickest way for a political party to become a mere page or two in a history book is to blindly follow an extreme agenda year after year.
I think I just described the present-day Republican Party. Republican stalwarts such as Jeb Bush have recently stated such, but his voice of reason has been ignored, criticized and pushed back into obscurity.
It will be interesting to see if the present-day GOP is around as a viable political party in 25 years. My guess is that the GOP will go the way of the dinosaur if it doesn’t change its ways and move back toward the center politically.