Until the Republican party quits allowing the social conservative minority to set the agenda, there is zero chance of it ever gaining the Presidency again. Social conservative issues like abortion have become issues of personal choice, and are between a woman and God.
This is the 21st
Century, and people will not tolerate being dictated to by the government on issues like abortion. If you donèt beleive me, just look at the results of this most recent election.
The Republican Party nominated very possibly, the most qualified candidate since Ronald Reagan, but the wing nuts like Akin and Mourdock managed to muddy the waters just enough, that along with Obamaès massive attack ads, we now have to put up with incompetency for another 4 years.