On the national stage, the Republicans are in disarray. Their candidates and their congressional representatives are useless as tits on a boar. If they did not so completely control so many local and state offices, I would agree that the Grand Old Party is dead in the water. The truth is, the southern coalition that they built is largely intact. They are strong in other states as well. And they still hate Democrats and other "socialists." All they really need, to become viable again, are a few strong candidates. Let us hope nobody of consequence emerges.