I agree, John. I'm sick and tired of the Republican establishment foisting a wishy-washy moderate on us every four years and insisting "he's the only one that's electable." And their moderate goes down to predictable defeat, because he doesn't appeal to the base. Romney was 3 million votes short of McLame's numbers. Most, if not all, of them were conservatives who don't want Democrat-lite.
For myself, I've been a Republican for 28 years. No more. I'm going to change my registration by end of year, either to Libertarian or conservative. Screw the Loser Party.