Thanks to the economy, the Republican Party is at a crossroad

In which direction will the Republican Party head? In case one hasn't 'been reading the papers' (or web sites) lately, the Republican Party is in a bit of a quandary, created largely by economic events.

The party is leaderless, if you don't count the likes of Limbaugh, Hannity, and Ingraham as leaders, and right now there's a bit of a schism over the right direction for the GOP.

On one side (or on the right) are the purists, who believe only conservative economics can lead the party back to greatness and control of the Congress and The White House.