We face some grim choices. We either continue to take principled stands for conservative values and hope 2012 wasn't a tipping point but more an unwillingness to throw out a still-popular incumbent. Or we become more like Democrats thinking we can do better if we moderate our stand on abortion, gay marriage, etc. The problem with that is we can't win without the evangelical right. They will stay home in droves if we try that. That puts us in a very tight box and may mean we will become a state and local party only. I hope that's wrong but 2012's results say otherwise.