They left out the bit about screwing over the Ron Paul delegates - they could have gotten some of those votes instead of disenfranchising them - not a time to make the tent smaller.
Of course they left that out. That would be admitting the bleeding obvious...that the GOP being the party of small, much less-intrusive government is a lie. Has been a lie since 1995. Probably longer than that.
It would also force the party base and rank and file to admit that the country isn't changing...it's already changed and praying to the ghost of Reagan isn't going to change it back. But worst of all for those still in denial it would mean realizing that in order to to take on and beat the Free Sh*t Army, you're going to have to form a real coalition with the libertarians. Don't look for the libertarian wing of the GOP because it's not there anymore. The RNC and it's Bruce Campbell impersonator saw to that at the convention.
It's going to mean girding yourselves, biting down on a strong stick and getting past the convulsions associated with getting rid of some victimless crimes and not forcing people to live how you want them to. You all held your nose to vote for the liberal, big government, anti-gun, pro-abortion architect of obamacare last week. This should be easy by comparison.
Say what you will about Ron Paul, but he doubled his supporters since 2008. How well did the GOP do in increasing their numbers during that time? It sure wasn't his charismatic oratory that did that. The message of freedom is very popular. Kinda sells itself.