Despite losing the popular vote in five of the last six Presidential elections, some conservatives still think that the way to win the White House is to be even more radical and to lean even farther to the right.
Are there any Democrats who are that deluded? OK, maybe a few who think that Bernie Sanders would be the best candidate, but they are few and far between. (I think Sanders would be a great President but a terrible candidate, by the way, and I want to win.)
Maybe 40% of the voters will always vote for their party, leaving 20% in the middle who really decide elections. The way to win is to appeal to the middle, not the extremes. The liberals on the left will never vote for a Republican and the conservatives on the right will never vote for a Democrat, so the way to win is to get the ones between those two extremes.
That is why the GOP keeps losing the big elections. In a gerrymandered district full of people just like you it’s easy to win, but when you look at an entire state and then at the entire country, they have a real uphill battle (especially when the majority disagrees with them on almost every single important issue).
So to those conservatives who think that Palin is our worst nightmare: Oh yes indeed. I am so afraid of Palin being your candidate. Oh, please, do not nominate her. I beg of you. It will make me so unhappy if you do so.