Note to Conservatives:
When the former governor of Massa-fuckin’-chusetts, the blow-dried RINO Mitt Romney, is your pick for standard bearer of the conservative cause, you can pretty much count on getting your balls kicked all the way up to your ears in the next mid-term and Presidential elections.
And, Republican base? The fact that you consider hobby exorcist and creationism supporter Bobby Jindal the next best choice just about guarantees the Republican Party will be relegated to a regional party for the next decade or two. If carrying only Dixie in the next few national elections is acceptable to you, then keep going on your current path.
The Republican party needs a complete reboot. It needs to shed its anti-science positions, return to conservative, small-government principles in a convincing manner, and stop pissing on the Constitution in the name of terrorism prevention, or they’ll go the way of the Whigs inside of ten years.