No, the conservatives are the backbone of the Republican party. And Obama lost Indiana and North Carolina this time, as well as many people I know personally who voted for him in 2008. And abortion up until the ninth month is an extreme position which has become part of the Democratic party platform. It used to be "safe, legal and rare". And if Fox is the propangana wing of the right, then MSNBC, CNN, ABC, CBS and NBC are the propaganda wing of the left.