You guys don't get it, the country is center-RIGHT and what the Republicans DON'T need, are the phony moderates like McCain and Lindsey Graham "reshaping" the party. And I don't know why you guys keep using the ABC News/Washington Post poll, might as well throw it in the garbage, they each have an agenda, did you notice who they polled? Did you examine how the the questions were phrased? Obviously not.
Those squishes in the middle run scared because they have no DEFINING principles. I don't like Obama but he was a hardcore leftist and he is attempting to run the country that way. The last time we had a REAL TRUE Conservative Republican was Reagan and he ran that way "bold colors no pale pastels" and he WON that way and he governed that way. He didn't go around trying to find RINO's to appeal to everyone in the middle he supported Conservatives who were UNAFRAID to talk about less taxes and SMALL GOVERNMENT. When the GOP wakes up they will find that the grassroots has left them behind now of course they could grow a pair and join us or they can hit the road because 2010 will be the year of the Conservative!
The GOP should concentrate on finding good conservative candidates and the rest will fall into place.
We want REAL conservatives and if there are moderates that are offended by Rush and Beck than they should become Democrats.