Are you so devoid of logic that you don't understand that a Republican Congress will be lulled to sleep by a president wearing their team jersey?
Do you not understand that it's better to have an avowed enemy in front of you, than an abject traitor to your cause, who only pretends to support your beliefs?
You assume that you're making a pragmatic choice, when in fact, you're only choosing which Socialist liberal is more palatable to you. The right choice in this situation, is to continue to fight back, no matter what it takes, or the eventual outcome.
It's already happening. The Romney Republicans in the Senate, led by Rubio, are pushing a Republican version of the Dream Act.
And the whole Romney GOP-e "team" is running away from moral issues as hard and as fast as they can.