Republicans need to weed out candidates who talk like morons [...].
No whimpering. No whining. [...] Do conservatism but do it better.
-- Charles Krauthammer The Way Forward
I think he's right about what's wrong. I think he makes some good suggestions about how to fix it. I'm just not convinced it's enough or that it would work.
It's like a parent who's been letting their kids eat candy for breakfast and tries to take it away when their teeth start to rot without being prepared to deal with the ensuing tantrums.