Do you have statistics to back this or is this merely opinion. I'm finding everyone has and OPINION. This doesn't mean they're correct.
There are many who claim that the reason Republicans lost is because they had abandoned conservative principles.
Frankly, I'm tired of hearing people's opinions. I want answers and hopefully, a strategy to take back control.
I consider myself a very conservative evangelical but I will not for one minute ever consider not voting Republican, or in any way allow RATS to gain control.
I will fight like heck in primaries to see to it that the most conservative person is elected but if my person loses the primary, after that, it's a unified fight to keep any RAT from gaining any power. We can never advance by losing.
IMO it's not so much "centrist" as "big tent", with tolerance to the many, and the cons should quit trying to chase out all who disagree with them.