The first reason the GOP is in trouble is Iraq — duh.
The second reason the GOP is in trouble is corruption, broadly defined to cover just about every aspect of recent Republican rule.
But the third reason the GOP is in trouble is an oldie but goodie — the party is still owned lock, stock and barrel by a group of ideological conservatives so extreme in their outlook that they make rational people cringe. A case in point . . .
Short version: It isn’t good enough to be against abortion: you also have to be willing to call it murder.
Shucks Wally, these folks are kind of scary aren’t they?