5 Thoughts For Today 5. I don't believe Christian and Republican are the same thing, but the Democratic Party is completely opposed to everything good, true, and right that I believe in. I don't have the desire to be "cool" and "winsome" or whatever young Christians think they are doing. I'm happy and proud to be Republican. 4. Where they may have good points, they squander them by cowardice. 3. Rand Paul is a coward, too. You were right the first time on the drone strikes, sir. 2. Why has no Republican presidential candidate in recent memory had the guts to be opposed to the death penalty? 1. There will be a challenge from the social-con Right (Santorum?) and quasi-libertarians (Paul), but the base and the establishment will settle on Rubio. Yes, this is exactly what I think will happen. Then again, I thought Mittens would win.