There is not the strong connection to the Republican Party that there once was. I'm more representative of the younger generation and I don't have as strong allegiance to the Republican Party. And to the degree that they try to avoid the values issues and put them at the back of the bus, I don't have a lot of desire to mess around with that.Perkins is a pawn of James Dobson, and Dobson in recent years seems to have become so embittered and peevish that his sour attitude has poisoned the well.
Coalition politics is hard work. Zeal is necessary, but so are wisdom and competence. I'm reminded of the Army of the Potomac: Evangelicals have some loyal and courageous foot soldiers, but too often their commanders have been of the caliber of McClellan, Pope, Hooker and Burnside. Until they are led by a Grant or a Sherman, they'll continue suffering senseless defeats.