He raises a good point in all of this. Democrats have never had this problem. The extreme left has never proven a “threat” to the blue party, and although Democratic candidates do talk pretty during the campaign cycles, there was never a moment when a left-leaning candidate as far out as Santorum is on the right would ever have a chance of getting on the ballot. The Tea Party has held the GOP hostage, and their current incarnation is thanks to Republican efforts to foment fear and rage in order to win elections.
This is a grave of their own making. 2012 could prove the year the Republican Party finally immolates, hopefully to rise from the ashes and be a true party of level-headed conservative ideals.