I think that your right, but i think that they can do it, it would just take maybe 10 or 15 years.
I think that there are millions of people who believe in capitalism, small government and less regulation, but are turned off to the strong Christian values crammed down their throat, and think that our government should be separate from religion like it is supposed to be according to the Constitution.
I think that the fundamentalists would come around when they figure out that they can practice they're religion at home, but still be economically conservative when it comes to politics.
Maybe, but I think that there has always been some whose religion effects their vote, at least with people who take their religion very seriously. I don't think it can really be any other way. And fwiw, I don't have a problem with that.
I am not that concerned about the social issues anyway. For all the talk from conservatives over the years, very little of what they want has actually been implemented. People spend far to much time concerned about these things, when in truth they have very little impact on our lives. Social issues get out the vote for both sides, but they have far less impact than domestic issues, and far less impact than foreign policy issues.
My problem is the absolute uncompromising attitude that political groups have taken in the last few years. The Republican party have been severly impacted by this. There are some on the democrat side that are the same way as well, but their voice has been muted over the past decade or so, probably because they got tired of losing.
Its alright to have a core group of beliefs, but when running the government, you have to be willing to give a little to get a little.