The RNC controls the levers of power in the party. There can never be change from within, it will NEVER be allowed-—NEVER. If they lose this year the only option is for a mass conservative exodus and it will require some big names in the Congress to show some guts and leadership and lead the exodus or you will have the same old crap in 2016.
I agree with both your analysis and your solution. I murmured as much after 2008, but people were confident that the Tea Party would own the GOP. The opposite is more true at this point. That notwithstanding, the Tea Party’s discontents have NOT been mollified one whit. The boiler is going to blow one of these days.
If Romney loses the GOP/Rove will be start prepping for Jeb Bush in 2016!