Isn't it obvious?
The GOP has gone the way of the Whigs.
I’ll vote conservative. Period.
No. If the GOP loses the Presidential race it is as dead as the Whigs. There will not be any coming back. Obama will rule by Executive Order and IRS goons with the support of his welfare and union clients.
Yes, it has to die. Every man jack on this site would love to pull the trigger. But, BUT, BUT WTF is to replace it? Start a Third Party? Some kind of "Conservative" Party? Who the hell would vote for it? All 10 of us? No Way José! Would be like giving Bill Clinton and Congressman Condit your credit card and dropping them off at a whorehouse.
Right now, the Republican Party/Democrat PArty isn't about governing the Republic. It's about Insider Trading, with every one of the too-numerous "bills" larded with amendments which are, each and every one, a pay off. 3 terms in Congress and the most inept lawyer in the olde home town is suddenly a millionaire ... and so is every member of his extended family.
Together, the Feinsteins and the Boxers are BILLIONAIRES! Pelosi? Even more! Reid? from 0 to $25 million we know about. Boehner, Hatch, McConnell ... ditto. Even old hatchet face Olympia is worth $35 Mill. Goes a long way in Maine.
BIG Government is a kleptocracy, and if you think they want to cut in another party, you got another thing coming. The Republicans are the worst. They have traded any pretense of ideology for safe, lucrative seats ... and being in the minority means you never have to say you're sorry.
They ceded control of the government itself to the Democrats in the 1930's and have never looked back. How? How? How to bury the stinking corpse without signing away the entire shebang to the Democrats? That's the conumdrum.
Take over the Republican Party, you say? Well, RINO Romney just did that!