You said — Yes, but a charismatic truthful conservative could teach them out of their stupor! Reagan did, just but talking common sense and pride in themselves and their country.
Certainly... it would require someone of the stature of a “Reagan”. Can we ever get someone like that again?
People already in politics? There is Jindal, though his style needs coaching in a few basic ways. Palin is wonderful when she is allowed a mic. Flake, Pence, to name a couple others. But those two we desperately need in Congress!
Let's wait and see who the next gov of CA is, there are many possibilities. But whoever it is, needs to have some very savvy tech guys behind them, and a sense of humor to point out silliness similar to the way Reagan was able to with a charming smile! And in case people tell you otherwise, America still loves a cowboy!