Forget ideological coherence. The Republican Party, these days, is best defined as The Party of People Who Adamantly Do Not Want a Second Term for Barack Obama.
Maybe that’s harsh. But look at the numbers: 75 percent of those polled said they’d prefer a candidate with whom they disagreed on the issues if he seemed able to beat Barack Obama. That in itself is a strange statement. Party loyalty trumps loyalty to — the issues that drew you to this party in the first place.