The Republicans party is in bad shape:
At least if you follow Kathleen Parker. In her essay, Time for the GOP Women
, she writes: (emp add)
The answer to the [Republican] party's woes ... is ... women.
Among the newer comers are two mega-businesswomen and two famous daughters ...
First up in this new league of their own are two celebrity entrepreneurs. Meg Whitman, former chief executive of eBay, is running for governor of California. And Carly Fiorina, former Hewlett-Packard chief executive ...
Meanwhile, another Meg (McCain) and Liz Cheney, daughter of the former vice president, have emerged as strong voices in a party ...
The Republican party, in so many parts of the country, does not have a "feeder system" that a robust party normally provides. Instead, and California is an excellent example, they look for celebrities like Arnold Schwarzenegger to run for office.
Republicans are well established in the Dixie South but are threadbare elsewhere. They will win elections now and then throughout the nation, but it's still weak at the national level.
The base loves them some Liz Cheney, but the others mentioned, no so much. Not deranged enough.
Although Carly Fiorina is pretty close, with her praise of Sarah Palin as "accomplished." Excellent judgment from a former CEO who saw HP's stock price plummet during her tenure. Conde Nast Portfolio named her one of "The 20 Worst American CEOs of All Time."
IOW, an excellent choice for senator - yet another failed business executive.