They just don't get it.
Jim Demint didn't get Christine O'Donnell the Delaware Senate Nomination. Neither did Sarah Palin. Or the Tea Party Express. The Republicans in Delaware did. They chose their nominee and it doesn't matter what anyone else thinks. You don't choose your nominee based on electability. People choose the person who is closest to their views. O'Donnell is almost definitely going to lose. The Republicans in Delaware may regret their choice at that point. Or they might not. She is the person they wanted. If she loses they'll decide whether the choice made sense. Next time maybe they'll nominate the "more electable" candidate. Or not.
What people seem to be missing is that voters want to make their own choice. They don't want to be told this is the person you're voting for because they have an "R" next to their name.
I'm pretty sure that Dr. Coburn and I don't see eye-to-eye on everything, but we do see eye-to-eye on the most important thing:
“I think the Republican Party ought to give Americans what they want — that’s a government that’s efficient, that doesn’t waste money, that doesn’t spend money it doesn’t have on things it doesn’t need."
“We had the majority. Folks think we spent too much, we borrowed too much, we grew the government too much. And that’s the question I get all over the country now: If you get the majority again, are you going to do the same thing you did last time?”
How about we actually offer America real small government conservatism and see what they think? If they reject it, then we'll know they don't want it. Unless we offer that, how will we know? If they want a borrow and spend government, they should elect Democrats. There needs to be two parties in this country that offer different things. We don't need two that offer the same thing.
Iim Demint's question is one I've been asking for three years. If we give the Republicans the majority and get the 107-109th congresses again, we should just give congress to the Democrats again. When I sat down with Dennis Prager he told me, "If people don't get the values they expect from the Republicans, they'll elect the non-Republicans. At least maybe they're sincere."