“This decision is not easy for any lifelong Republican. In 2008 I voted for Barack Obama, the first time I ever voted for a Democrat, because the Republican Party was drifting toward a dangerous path that put extreme party ideology above national interest. Mitt Romney heads a party remaining on that dangerous path, proving the emptiness of their praise as they abandon our service members, veterans and military families along the way.” – Republican Senator Larry Pressler http://www.huffingtonpost.com/larry-pressler/ It’s good to see another rational and honest Republican these days. Unfortunately they have become a dying breed. And Romney’s inability to exhibit any leadership over his party is most distressing. What the Republican Party needs most is a leader that can take the party back to its traditional foundations.