I am at a loss to understand how the conservative "movement" has drifted. The term neo-con is a misnomer but it will suffice for the subject of this article. The article itself is somewhat incoherent but the final message appears to be that the neo-cons have lost influence within the "movement" rather that steering its course.
Let's hope so. The neo-cons have always been a mile wide, inch deep phenomenon in the Republican Party and for good reason. Their polices of unlimited immigration, de-industrializing "not-so-free trade" deals, and ambivalence on social issues like abortion do not resonate well in the TRUE conservative majority. If their numbers weren't so large in the media, you'd never hear of them.