If Republicans would give those of us (unlike the tea partiers) who are really conservatives,a candidate we could respect and trust, we might give them a second look.It isn't mentioned much but Obama and the Democrats lost 7 million voters because of Obamacare and other stupid big government policies. The Republicans don't need to change, the Democrats do.
I contributed to, worked for and voted for Republican candidates for more than 30 years.
But I can't stand being associated with the illiterates, racists,anti-intellectualredne cks and ruffians that Karl Rove dragged out of hillbilly bars and gun shows to vote for G. Bush. They turn my stomach.
I'm still conservative, but now I am (very) INDEPENDENT.
Obama won by a margin of 13% among people who have advanced degrees. Those are not people who are on welfare.