A voice of sanity. How refreshing.
If the socon base leaves, the Republican Party is DEAD.
There are a lot of people, including many on this site, who are whistling past the graveyard on this issue.
The Republican party cannot win without social conservatives.
It also cannot win WITH them.
The more you move right on social issues, the more from the other side (independents, libertarians, others that we need) abandon ship.
And vice versa.
I have no idea what the Republican party does from here.