Back to the drawing board.
I would say that #1 depends on what happens with #2. The GOPe don't "get it," most recently based on their insane immigration stance. They fail to comprehend how many of us will write in "Daffy Duck" if they give us another Romney/McCain/Dole. I've voted Republican since Ford in 1976, without fail, but no more if they don't get a backbone. And i am only one of legions.
As for #1, they haven't been successful in their gun grab. Even if the GOPe fails in #2 and gives us another milquetoast candidate, most Conservatives will survive. I have faith in Bubba. :-)
If we lose the US House in the 2014 Mid-Terms, the 2016 GE won’t even matter. The country’s gone for good.