No matter how much thou doth protest, the reality is that many Americans perceive the Republicans as being driven by ideologically narrow individuals many of whom are racist, sexist, and homophobic. You can argue that's not true, but that's irrelevant. The fact is for the Republican Party to remain viable, it must find ways to change its image. The fact is people are highly aware that at Republican rallies white people overwhelmingly dominate, while at Democratic rallies there is big mix of people. Many Americans are not comfortable with the Republican Party. It is losing ground, not gaining ground. In general, the experience of minorities is that Republican values seem to lead to marginalization and discrimination. You may think that's unfair, but the people who are victims of Republican values know better. I know for a fact that it's Republicans who are denying me and my spouse equal access to Social Security and equal rights in many states. People of color know that they are the ones more likely to be hurt if tough anti-discrimination laws are not put and kept in place. Women know that its Republicans who are more likely than Democrats to oppose equal wages, reproductive rights, and anti-harassment legislation. The reality is that the Republican Party is going to have to compromise some of its values or simply hope that Democratic policies fail so badly that people have no choice but to turn to the Republicans for rescue. Even then, that might not be enough. What do the Republicans do?