Who is the GOP's base?
Are they the people supporting Mitt Romney, whose latest campaign ad is a brazen, flat out deceptive lie?
Are they the supporters of Hermain Cain, a cross between a proud to be ignorant idiot and a lying, philandering fool?
Or perhaps they are supporting Newt Gingrich, another unprincipled, philandering hypocrite who was thrown out of congress he was so bad-- but he's smart and is showing he can get nasty.
Then there are the supporters of Michelle Bachman, a clueless, when not misinformed or shamefully, embarrassingly ignorant or wrong candidate who, with no apparent self insight, or totally lying, says she has made no gaffes.
Then there are the Sarah Palin fans. What kind of person respects a quitting, money-grubbing ignorant fool like her-- someone so desperate to elect a woman that they'll settle for this political joke who scotched John McCain's presidential run by proving again and again that he'd used bad judgment picking an idiot as his running mate.
I'm not sure there are any actual supporters for Rick Santorum. Let's leave it at that.
There are Ron Paul supporters. Now Ron Paul is an enigma. His opposition to the military and the wars aligns with some liberal approaches, but he does it for very different reasons. His strict Libertarian approaches make him a neanderthal when it comes to health care, social security, medicare, unemployment benefits. And his approach to women's rights is, well, not good by liberal standards, but soft enough, compared to some of the other candidates, that he's lost the support of some anti-abortion, pro-life groups.
John Huntsman seems like a moderate who is being forced to turn hard right to suck up to the GOP base. Too bad.