How can conservatives indicate a vote of “no confidence?” One way would be to simply not participate in the entire meaningless dog and pony show that our elections have become. Let the post election records show that 45-50% of the voters did not show up at the polls. That certainly would get some attention.
The other choice is to establish an unapologetically conservative third party. It’s being done in Europe where people are waking too late to the fact that Muslims are taking over their countries. The Leftist media hates these parties for their “right wing” ideas....but those parties are growing as the last resort for the voters who see the destruction of their societies.
Even with all the choices available, there was never a consensus, never a push for one candidate. None was ever pure enough. Romney outlasted them all. Reagan wouldn't be the nominee.
You think somehow you can start a successful third-party based on a repeatedly disorganized, self-defeating subsection of the second party?
Why not recruit one of the 30 GOP governors or 40-some Senators. There's even former office holders. Surely even ONE of them is conservative enough.
What we know it incumbents are hard to beat. Obama had his "historical nature" on top of that. He ran a campaign of demonization while begging for a Mulligan. More voters blame Bush than Obama for the economy even after four years. Voters late-30s and younger don't remember the Reagan recovery. They remember "Clinton prosperity" and the Bush wars and economic melt down.
Bush may end up nationally what Pete Wilson was to CA: twice elected but ultimately poisonous to the party brand.