Your Question for the Day

After Reagan, the Republican party had one convincing win when George Bush the Elder ran with the promise of being Reagan’s third term.

Since then, the Republicans have eked out two skin-of-their-teeth wins–including the skinniest skin-of-their-teeth win ever in 2000, over an administration that had just exhausted the country with scandal and embarrassment, with a candidate in George Bush the Younger whose key talent was appearing more conservative than he was.

Aside from that, the Republicans have given us George Bush the Elder (running as himself), Bob Dole, John McCain, and Mitt Romney.

So, my question is: what, exactly, is the Republican party good for?