The R, I, and D ratios you keep posting are completely meaningless. For example, the I’s have grown and the R’s have shrunk because conservatives are leaving the R category by the droves. I would have thought you would have known that before spewing your ‘we need to be more moderate’ garbage.
Using your own words ‘let me type this real slow so you can understand’, let’s see how your formula works in the real world:
Obama - 365 electoral votes
McCain (moderate) - 173 electoral votes
Obama - 332 elector votes
Romney (moderate) - 206 electoral votes
You’ve had two moderates in a row get their collective doors blown off. I would suggest we try a different type of candidate next time around....maybe someone not quite as moderate.
Also, if 18 percent of the country is tea party, as Congress recently told us, then some of those almost have to come from the moderate segment (supporting what you said).