The RATs do have a great get out the vote scheme. Sometimes the voters are invisible on a massive scale. I think that is awesome and should be exploited by conservatives in the future.
The United States did not come into being due to Americans playing by the rules. Americans who dreamed up this country and fought for it made their own rules and forced the British and French and Indians and Mexicans etc. to bend.
Still, the R's must get caught up technologically.