I see a real fight coming at the Republican convention for 2012, one which may be so deep and hostile that issues such as that of President Obama's racial and religious identity may be thrown down for all to see.
Over the last few months, a number of prominent political columnists have pointed to historian and social critic Richard Hofstadter to explain what is happening to the Republican Party. Here's why they shouldn't.
Like George W. Bush, Sarah Palin fears self-evaluation and contemplation. They both prefer to be ruled by their gut instincts. Of course, they're too arrogant and insecure to acknowledge when these instincts lead them astray.