Meet the Press Panel Blames Romney Loss on Limbaugh and Loons and Wackos of Conservative Base STEVE SCHMIDT: Conservatism is a serious governing philosophy that has served this country well. But to too many swing voters in the country, when you hear the word conservative now, they think of loons and wackos. We gave up five U.S. Senate seats over the last two election cycles by people who were just out there, completely extreme, manifestly unprepared for the offices that theyre running for. Our elected leaders are scared to death of the conservative entertainment complex, the shrill and divisive voices that are bombastic and broadcasting out into the homes. And this country is rejecting the social extremism of the Republican Party on issue after issue. And if you look at the four states that legalized gay marriage, on a range of issues, our coalition is shrinking and the Republican Party has a lot of soul searching to do if we are going to assemble a majority. Meet the Press Panel Blames Romney Loss on Limbaugh and SS seems like a very intelligent, reasonable man. I've seen him on Morning Joe a lot and I like him. If the GOP is smart they will start taking the advice of someone like him instead of Rush Limbaugh.