The GOP is in disarray because as you said, the last 2 election cycles have brought us milquetoast candidates who say they're conservative but they aren't. The fight is between moderates and conservatives. The reality though is that republican voters brought us those candidates. You're bucking the whole system which is fine, but yes I have to say beating Obama is pretty important considering the damage he has done and would do. Carter brought us Reagan. Obama could bring us ruin. That's why I'll vote for Romney/Ryan, even though my primary choice was Santorum. But Santorum didn't win so what to do. Just sit back and watch the country I love be destroyed by Obama? NO thanks.