Ridiculous pronoucements in this thread.
If you want to claim conservatism is dead go right ahead but don’t you dare claim it is so because Romney was defeated. He is not and never was a friend to conservatism. He doesn’t have the slightest idea of what it is. you can cite his nomination for an argument but not his general election run. Even then you are on shaky ground because Republican voters have this damn foolish tendency to simply annoint next in line without regard to what they believe.
To the second point you are exactly right. Conservatives don’t form a majority. No shocker there! Hey, newsflash, neither do liberals! The difference is that when your base is happy and excited and voting for YOU and for YOUR stated campaign agenda they are more inclined to work on your behalf in convincing that 10% undecided to lean toward that party instead of the other. Those undecided gravitate to the likeable candidate everyone seems to favor. Tell me the base liked and supported McCain or Romney in any form like Dems do Obama and I’ll call you a liar. So the GOP can keep shoving these guys down out throat and the primary voters can keep marching in line to nominate them but they’ll lose until we’re given better then “at least I’m not that guy”.
Also... all of the real hardcore gop/e pundits are stating on Fox that it was the TEA Party and the Conservatives that cost mitt this election... we are unbending and uncompromising and we will not reach out to the center... like the center is anywhere near where the communist bastards reside... and the dim pundits smiled and nodded lovingly in agreement... yeah... we did all that we were asked to do and more... and in return... we first got a knife in the back in the primary... and then the sorry bastards lost our country.