Regardless of how small the soul of the Republican Party is, the fact is that both Romney and the Tea Party candidate (this week, Gingrich) are both fighting for it. Mitt Romney primarily represents old style Republicans -- businesspeople, old money, those of German or English descent, mainstream Protestants, people who basically do not want to change the status quo anymore than its already been changed. These are the Eisenhower and Bush I Republicans. These are the Republicans of my youth. Gingrich primarily represents the Tea Party type of Republican -- those who fear Sharia law in the US, who do not trust everyone from Muslims to Mormons, who think that Obama isn't really a citizen, who label traditional democratic policies as Communist or Marxist, and who distrust government. I think these are the Republicans who Reagan shaped. So the battle for the soul of the Republican Party is really just a choice between (A) Convention (B) Paranoia Which do you prefer?