If it wasn’t so sad, it’d be funny. Next election, the “true” conservatives will tear each other apart over their preferred candidates, some milquetoast will get the nomination and lose in the general, and the “true” conservatives will try to find someone else to blame rather than themselves. I’ve been watching it for years.
One reason that happens is because the Milquetoasts have the nomination sewn up by the time they get to the Texas Primary.
Texas should be the First Primary. We deserve a big say in who the nominee is, because we are the ONLY large state that guarantees electoral votes for the Republican candidate.
Sounds like you are describing Bush during the entirety of his second term. He was so unpopular, he appeared at the 2008 RNC via Jumbotron.