The recent election was a undisguised referendum on socialism, and socialism won - again - when pitted against the Romney Republicans. Evidently the "real conservatives" sat this election out, or are too few in number to swing an election even when confronted with an enemy as polarizing as BO.
One must conclude that 'real conservatives" alone cannot win an election, and that the RINO's can pick a milk-toast loser every time. So the question becomes, with whom can the "real conservatives" form a coalition so as to produce a winning number of votes?
A mixture of "real" conservatism for the old folks and libertarianism for the young folks seems the only rational approach. RINO's have had their chances; time for a new, principled approach.