This is getting ridiculous.
Clearly the Republican message is NOT selling to the last two generations of voters, and no one who matters seems to get it. The rock-ribbed and immovable conservatives need to get out of the way if the GOP has any chance of surviving into the next generation. "Progressive" has to lose its poisonous effects to those who revere the power of the individual over that of the collective. That has to become the objective, not obescience to religion or any other easily-mocked ideology.
Concentrate first on WINNING, then worry about leading, just like the Dems do.