"1. Never trust Republicrats. " There is a powerful statist elite element of the GOP that would rather LOSE ELECTIONS a la Dole & McCain, than go small-gov conservative. Romney has been way too close to them over the years as it is. As you can see, they are fickle & unreliable supporters at best.
"3. Never accept the premise of your opponent’s argument. " If Republicans could get that one right, they'd win nearly all arguments. The entire Demmie strategy is based on misdirection (e.g. class envy theater to conceal massive over$pending on buying support.) & hysterical faux outrage (the whole Sandra Fluke kerfluffle; where the REAL outrage should be directed at a new contraceptive entitlement!)