Yesterday I noticed a growing sentiment amongst those on the right; that they lost because of Mitt Romney. Here's a quick summary from Salon:
It’s been less than 24 hours since the polls closed and already the first shots in an emerging civil war within the conservative movement are being fired. Right-leaning pundits have been taking turns beating up on Mitt Romney and blaming him for the loss last night. Donald Trump just tweeted, “Congrats to @KarlRove on blowing $400 million this cycle. Every race @CrossroadsGPS ran ads in, the Republicans lost. What a waste of money.” And GOP leaders are already taking to the barricades on either side of the divide, which basically comes down to this question: Were Romney and the GOP too conservative or not conservative enough?
Granted, none of this is a shock. We hear this all the time from not only the right, but also the left. But as non-shocking as it may be, I always shake my head at the argument "the establishment picked this candidate". That was the meme in 2008, when John McCain won the GOP nomination. Apparently Republicans forget about that entire primary process and going to the polls earlier this year.
But there is something that has shocked me. From the same Salon article, we see a real fracture growing in the GOP:
But on the other side of the fight, Herman Cain, the former presidential candidate who still has a robust following via his popular talk radio program and speaking tours, today suggested the most clear step to open civil war: secession. Appearing on Bryan Fischer’s radio program this afternoon, Cain called for a large faction of Republican Party leaders to desert the party and form a third, more conservative party.