I think the fact that they lose the nomination demonstrates the fact that republicans don't reflect their beliefs. Why support people who don't think like you?
Then why do they run as repubs only when it may benefit them?
I am not trying to be circular, just showing that they compromise their own beliefs when they think it'll help their political career, like 99.9999999+% of politicians.
"I thought I was wrong once, but I was mistaken."