In the 2012 election the GOP had a program to increase voting obstacles for poor people in Democrat states. It was not successful. People just waited and voted anyway.
The GOP needs to use its voter obstacle skills in the primaries, where its problems begin. It needs voters with rational ideas to vote for rational candidates and discourage all others.
We all know the GOP’s current problem. It wants to expand the role of government into abortion decisions of women and doctors and into marriage to stop gays from marrying. And, it wants less government.
In order to eliminate this inconsistency, the GOP needs to re-brand itself as a libertarian party. This libertarianism can apply only to social issues like abortion and gays because wall street and main street will not tolerate going without large public works, business subsidies and public education for workers.
Some might recall the now humorous debates among Republicans during the last primary season. It was about who, among the sorry cast of characters, was “electable”. None of them were.
In the next primary, Republican leaders need to find a social libertarian candidate, get out the primary vote and discourage the losers. The religious right has free church dinners with mass after-dinner voting. The new GOP needs to have church dinners canceled due to health code and parking violations. It needs to schedule primaries during church.
Then, it needs to throw five course dinners with wine for libertarians at local Taj Mahals.