Dennis is correct in dividing conservatives into two camps. However, he fails to appreciate that the problem is that the SOCIAL conservatism has no definition. We lost the last election primarily because the most committed social conservatives have faith in the truth of beliefs taught by their clergy, i.e. abortion is murder. Clearly this strong belief of a minority of females turned the vast majority of women against the GOP on the fear that they would be forced to bear the child of their rapist.
All the faith held beliefs split the social conservatives and doom the GOP. The Swiss recognize that the two party system is doomed as long as the religious are in one of the parties. People having faith held beliefs cannot compromise.