To win, Republicans must also offer a compelling and substantive agenda for America's economy, jobs, health care and fiscal situation that attract discerning independents (and the occasional disgruntled Democrats) on whom victory will depend.
That crack of his before the Texas primary last spring, while explaining why he wouldn't visit Texas at all, was as illuminative as a big white rocket from the Titanic:
"They [conservatives] will come to me when I'm the last man standing."
Gosh, Mitt. Didn't know you cared so much.