In World War II, we had no problem with "recruiting" the people needed to go kick some butt. That's because we had leadership saying not only NO, but HELL NO.
If Republicans were truly interested in being anything other than Democrat Lite, they would have no problem with recruits. They'd have an overabundance of recruits. As it stands now, however, they truly don't wish to lead, they don't wish to "save America" or "take the country back" because they are happily pursuing the same goals as Democrats--power and control of the People. They must maintain the facade of the "two-party" system in order to ensure that nothing changes en route to their goals.
Sorry. I'm done with both parties and the political theater of "Crisis."