Mr. Ehrlich's take on what is best for this country might be correct. However, until the GOP, it's leaders like Mr. Ehrlich and it's followers shed these other stances, the GOP will be relegated to the status that Mr. Ehrlich himself describes at the end of his article. He says, "Failure (by the GOP) will mean a continued role as a diminished homogeneous (see all white and male) player only able to muster majorities in off year elections." (And that is diminishing, given demographic trends in staunchly Republican states like Texas and South Carolina). The only other take-away from Mr. Ehrlich's piece is that of whining about Democrats' tactics. The long-ago founders and the icons of your party are watching, you governor, and are demanding a little better from you.