I am wondering what percentage of those voting republican are moderates?
And therein lies the problem.
You immediately assume that republican = conservative.
That isnt the case at all.
I am a conservative, but I am not now nor have I ever been a republican or a democrat.
I prefer to avoid joining a political party at all, because both major parties have ideas I agree with.
So since this thread is about conservatism and not republicans, I am hoping that true conservatives will finally step up and get rid of the idiots and morons that are trying to pass themselves off as conservatives.
I am talking about the tea party, the religious right, and all the other wacko's that want to call themselves conservative.
Once that is done, then true conservatism will be seen for what it is, an idea that will work.