The conservative base is more divided than ever, and the Democrats have arranged themselves in a wagon wheel formation. Divided, the GOP will suffer, as tea partiers alienate the "older classical Republicans", which alienate other, more moderate Republicans.
As far as I can tell, the Democrats seem fairly homogenous.
There are many ideologies floating around in conservative circles right now, and each faction seems fairly ardent and steadfast in their beliefs. I honestly will be interested to see how the GOP comes up with a presidential candidate that all the Republicans can fall in line behind.edit on 31-1-2014 by MystikMushroom because: (no reason given)