RINO, Kate, I fear this goes much, much deeper than either of you realize. It now looks as though conservatism is no more likely to win that RINOism. I fear the number of those looking to government for their livelihoods and handouts has reached critical mass.
Combine them with the number of immigrants who come from nations and lives in which socialism is the norm, and it's not looking very good for traditional America. Romney will garner a huge majority of the white votes, male and female, it is the demographic evolution which appears to have caught up with us.