The Dems have BOUGHT enough of the electorate to make National wins impossible. And as they crash the private sector and cause even more GOVERNMENT DEPENDENCE...their power will only grow.
McCain got more votes than Romney. Conservatives don't do well when it comes to selling out their principles. I.e., 'compromising'. And the won't in the future. What they will do is win LOCAL elections, and begin to undermine Federal power. Just like with the marijuana legalization movement. It'll be the same with taxes, soon enough.
Rove and Morris played the old game. Dynamics, are dynamic. Fighters always say that the punch that knocks you out is the one you didn't see comin. You just wake up thinking WTF!
Gonna be real interesting in the next few years!