As the GOP shifts to center, only a new conservative party can fill the void

Mitch McConnell GOP Centrist

Over at The Blaze, we’d laid out our case for why neither working from within the GOP nor working with preexisting third parties will be able to make the appropriate impact on the conservative movement. The nation needs conservatism and of the three options available, a new party is the most viable.

This goes against conventional wisdom on so many levels, but it’s important to understand that this initiative was only made because the other two options were untenable. The GOP is happy to be in the center. They don’t want nor need to pander to conservatives because they know we’ll vote for them moderates rather than voting for the Democrats. This puts conservatives in a position of weakness. As far as other third parties, they’ve failed. While it’s not impossible for them to rebound, it’s telling that they couldn’t make an impact this time. If there was ever an election year where third parties could have risen, this was it.

Here’s an excerpt from The Blaze:

There is a gaping hole forming. Constitutional conservatives can no longer be the voters who accept the lesser of two evils given to them by the GOP. We have a responsibility to fill the void being left by the two major parties. To do this, we must band together in a new tent, one that promotes life, freedom, and smaller federal government. The Republican Party is leaving us behind. We can either choose to follow them to the left or stand firm on the right.

I choose standing firm. What do you choose?

Read more on The Blaze.

JD Rucker

JD Rucker is Editor of this site as well as Soshable, a Federalist Christian Blog. He is a Christian, a husband, a father, and co-founder of the Federalist Party. Find him on Twitter or Facebook.

  1. Your Blaze article was exceptionally well written. Do you get any sense from them that they may be cooperative in this endeavor?

    1. The Blaze is a very diverse organization. Many moving parts. We’re working on individual components. We definitely have cheerleaders. If we can get a few to be active after the election, that would be a win.

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