Given the recent takeover of the GOP (again) by the wrong values and the silencing of the old John McCain, it's worth reviewing this article from the New York Times in October 2004. An official in both the Reagan and Bush I administrations, Bruce Bartlett said "if Bush wins, there will be a civil war in the Republican Party starting on Nov. 3.".
Clearly it didn't happen, and we've seen how well the last four years have gone. The party is in ruins and it's been handed again to the same people responsible for converting the GOP into an intrusive big government free-for-all, in the process trashing our economy and foreign policy. Moderates, businesspeople, free market Republicans, progressives, rationalists - it's time to think about Bartlett's words. You have another chance.