No. Principles are more important than victory.
Principals gave us an historic victory in the 2010 sweeps, and helped us win victories this time.
The lack of principals led the GOP to a history making disaster with Mitt Romney having a face off with Jimmy Carter the second and not even being able to win the home states of the ticket.
Correct! If you don't have any core principles then what do you have? You end up with compromises that harm conservatism in the end. We already have to many spineless Pubbies all too willing to sell out conservatism in order to get their cuts of the pie for themselves and their corrupt cronies.