It is rapidly heading for February and the general election is just nine months away. In case you haven’t noticed, the Republican party does not seem to have a viable candidate. Trump is and has been a joke from day one. Cruz is so despised by his own party that old guard Republicans have stated that they would support Trump preferentially to him. Lindsey Graham stated that the party would do better picking a name out of the phone book than Ted Cruz. Folks, this ain’t good. And, while I am backing a candidate from another party, I believe whole heartedly that we need two good candidates, that we need two parties with viable ideas and candidates so that the voters can sort out the best course for the country. Trump, Cruz and the implosion of the Republican party may be great for the Democrats, but it is very bad news for America.