The Republicans might start by nominating a Southerner to the ticket. The electoral base is in the South and the West. It is ludicrous that such a party nominated a flip-flopping Liberal from Massachusetts as its standard bearer. Southerners have been faithfully supporting Republicans for about 30 years. To my knowledge, we have yet to have a Southerner on the ticket. If I am wrong, please enlighten me. Now I'm waiting for the Neocons and old-school "Party of Lincoln" to spew their hatred.