It’s become fashionable on the Left to distinguish the entire field of Republican presidential candidates as a bunch of crazies, indistinguishable in their insanity. A more realistic assessment is that, while all of the GOP candidates have their flaws, they aren’t all equally nuts.
Consider the issue of torture. During a Republican presidential debate on Saturday, Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry and Herman Cain both proposed that the government of the United States go back to the use of torture techniques that were used under George W. Bush.
Support for torture was not unanimous, however. Two other Republican presidential candidates in the debate, Ron Paul and Jon Huntsman, declared their opposition to the expansion of torture by the USA. Of course, both Paul and Huntsman are polling in the single digits, when placed in competition with the other Republican candidates. It seems that most Republican voters don’t find much appeal in the idea of restraining American torture programs. Although there is diversity within the Republican Party, the furious sadists retain majority control.