The Republic has an interesting editorial about the "rift" in the Arizona Republican Party. Let's step back a second and compare the status of the two parties. In the Republican Party, candidates are fighting to be Chairman, District Meetings are standing room only, formerly obscure District Chairman races are hotly contested and candidates are fighting for Precinct Committeemen spots.
This activity is somehow being portrayed as a negative thing. It's some sort of "rift," a "civil war" etc.
If you want to see the alternative, take a look at the Arizona Democratic Party where Chairman Don Bivens has reluctantly held the office for four years and would love to resign, but can't find a suitable replacement.
"It would not surprise me that we could get an agreement between now and January on someone who is willing to run and who does meet the criteria," Bivens said. "If we could do that ... I'd do a little dance out the door."
Ask yourself which Party seems healthier.