City of Roses
Generally, you're right here; traditionally it has been the Democratic Party throughout recent memory that has been much more disorganized in terms of their presidential hopeful field, where traditionally they've been more about lining up all the candidates representing different facets of the party from the Blue Dogs to the billionaire Massachusetts liberals, while the Republicans are more about looking for a leader in their party and suiting one up to command the party the next four years at least forward.
This time around, it seems to be very much vice-versa. Although she can very much become the next Edward Muskie, getting stampeded by the rising anti-war tide by early next year, Hillary Clinton is still being inflated as a major face of the Democratic Party, with Barack Obama also becoming a political rock star in just three years.
There's just no Ronald Reagans in this current crop of GOP hopefuls, and so I think to many Republicans right now, they feel their line-up of presidential hopefuls has rarely been this disorganized, with conservatives especially frustrated with the lack of a model conservative in the field, where the top four candidates have eight wives between them, each candidate has reversed their positions considerably in recent memory, while the candidates that are deemed more acceptable to conservatives like Duncan Hunter and Tom Tancredo are stuck behind that barrier that separates the primary candidates from the secondary candidates, making their messages all the more difficult to get out there beyond their home states.
It really is a deep shame, because I desire ever so strongly and am rooting for the GOP to return to their roots of small government, state rights, fiscal responsibility, non-interventionist foreign-policy and environmental consciousness, and when the establishment favorites are the only ones getting the wider press and attention, others are stuck needing much more than a pogo stick to even peak their heads above that establishment barrier.
"If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other"