A party is responsible for the promises and platforms espoused by all its candidates. It must either:
- formally repudiate comments the party does not support.
- control the candidates to stick to the party platform.
The Republicans refuse to do this, so that nobody knows where they stand. They want to appear as Tea Party extreme right wing to some and centrist to others. It is just one more way they are dishonest.~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:70)