In listening to the GOP blitz... one thing really sticks out. People can belong to the "Big Tent" party so long as they ALWAYS support the GOP. Now that Colin Powell endorsed Barack Obama, he can no longer belong to the republican party per Dick Cheney. Rush Limbaugh maintains that John McCain should switch to the Democratic Party. McCain is trying to make nice with Rush by saying that the GOP should not moderate at all.... even though he is by all accounts a moderate Republican.
How is this going to entice people into joining the party, if once they waiver against something, they're going to get kicked out?