First, The country is divided into three parts: The far Right, the far left, and a vast centrist middle comprised of people who lean a little Left or a little Right. Indeed, there are many secular, pro choice Libertarians who support the social agenda of the Left, while supporting the economic positions of the Right. Republican candidates should come out of the primaries in a position to capture these people. George Bush and Karl Rove appealed to this centrism when they aggressively tried to pull Latinos into the GOP Tent. Bill Clinton appealed to this centrism when he declared the era of Big Government over, making the largest cuts to Welfare in the programs history and putting Richard Rubin (who is a legit Free Market guy) in charge of his financial team. And Reagan appealed to this centrism when he worked with Tip O'Neil to strengthen Social Security. Fast forward to the Republican primary season. Sheldon Adelson poured money into the Gingrich campaign, which allowed Gingrich to move far, far Right. Romney had no choice but to move extremely Right on issues of immigration, woman's issues, and general rhetoric about how Obama was a dangerous anti-American socialist. This coupled with Donald Trump and Sara Palin forced Romney to take positions that would alienate the large center which he would need to win a national election. Big Money allowed Gingrich to bombard Romney on his Bain Capital record (and it gave Obama's big money a working formula) In order for the GOP to compete in national elections they have to build a bigger tent, one that includes moderates and Latinos and is more responsive to woman's issues. They cannot allow their primary season to be dominated by their most extreme elements. There are many center Left Americans and "Reagan Democrats" in the northern industrial states who could have easily voted for Romney (just as they voted for Reagan and Bush). Unfortunately, those voters were tremendously alienated by a primary season which seemed only to include a vanishing white electorate, mostly north of 250K. The Republicans are better than this. They should take their party back. They shouldn't allow big money to force their presidential candidate to move so far Right that he can't convincingly get back to the center. Believe it or not, there are many decent hard working Americans who don't agree with the far Right any more than they agree with Michael Moore. Big Money prevented Romney from harvesting that vast electorate that voted for Eisenhower, Kennedy, Nixon. You can't win a national election if you are forced to dance to the big money of Sheldon Adelson. Are there any Republican moderates out there who want a less rabid primary season in hopes of making it easier for your candidate to appeal to more Americans? Do you think it's a good thing that Big Money can be used to force your candidates to support positions that do not have enough national support? Is it worth re-organizing the party to include a broader base, like your party once did so effectively?