Yes, there are a lot of “true believers” here on FR.
Obama’s goal is as clear as day... to separate the social/religious conservatives on the right from the fiscal/political/military/economic conservatives. If he succeeds, the liberals will be in power for a loooong time.
Reagan once said “never let the perfect be the enemy of the good”. If these two camps do not learn to compromise and get “half a loaf”, and GET THE RIGHT PEOPLE INTO POWER, we will keep losing.
If people want to “stand on principle” fine, but they will be standing alone in the wilderness. Get people who would be amenable to listening to you into power. If you do that you will have a shot at convincing them to go your way. Do you think Obama is going to listen to you?
The leftists have been patient enough to master the “long march through the institutions”. These institutions today are mainly the media and the universities and schools. If we don’t do that we will be (and are) in a lot of trouble.
Political (I Think you mean Neocons)
That's part of the list. Bit we also have:
Anti slavery Republicans
The American Traditionalists are probably the largest group, and they're pretty stable. There's some give and take in the other groups as ethnic groups and geographic regions slide their coalition groups in and out of the major parties.
These elections are not about attracting Democrats to vote for our guys ~ they are primarily about getting Republicans and Conservatives to vote for a Republican, and to convince Democrats to stay home, or better, vote for our guy on specific issues.
Wholesale conversions don't take place in the campaigns ~ that happens long before!
The primaries should give us a pretty good idea of how motivated the regular party voters are to vote for any given candidate, or a category of candidate (e.g. a Conservative vs. a GOP-e type).
At no time in the early primaries did Romney demonstrate that the party's regular voters preferred a GOP-e candidate over a Conservative candidate ~ far from it in fact. He couldn't even win Republican voters to his banner.