The American people expect a lot of the crop of Republican candidates who are running for President. And alas, in many cases, those candidates simply have not delivered. I would like to think that the candidates just need a little more time to get their sea legs, but even those who have had plenty of time to get their sea legs–*coughMittRomneycough*–have underwhelmed at crucial moments. And don’t even get me started on, well, all of the other Republican candidates running for President.
The 2012 election is too important, and the stakes are too high for Republicans to fail to bring their respective A-games to the fight for hearts, minds, and votes. And yet, despite conditions that are tremendously favorable to Republicans, the candidates for the GOP nomination have decidedly to be resolutely unserious at crucial times. Republican voters deserve better than this.