There seem to be quite a few things working against Republicans in elections nowadays: Groups that support the Democratic party are growing quickly, and the trend looks to continue into the future. Perceived minorities in gender, race, and religion; the elderly; and those depending on entitlements vote heavily Democratic and continue to increase in numbers rapidly. The Republicans have no real charismatic and popular leaders to campaign and to win over and increase enthusiasm among their supporters. Republicans have no answer to Bill and Hillary Clinton and president Obama in the adoration and excitement they bring to supporters. Republicans have not be able to escape the picture Democrats have painted of them, that they are ignorant, uneducated, uptight, fat, hopelessly uncool, rich white males who want to take away the rights and incomes and healthcare from women, the poor, the middle class, and the elderly. Christians liberals have long supported Democrats, but that seemed more common in the liberal theological groups previously. In recent years a trend seems to be growing: theological conservatives have been moving away from Republicans and voting for Democrats. It is hard for many social conservatives like myself to understand why so many believers abandon biblical values and morals for reasons like wealth redistribution and the belief that Republicans don't want to help the needy. It's shocking, to me at least, to see so many of my fellow believers to with their votes support partial-birth and post-birth abortion and the forcing of other believers to pay for it, sexual perversions such as the homosexual movement and pornography industry, the forced hiring of gays and the taxation of churches, the outright refusal to even discuss creationism or to give students any information about other origins theories, the embracing of atheism and secular humanism as the standard of government and public policy and discussion, and the secularization of society and the removal of religious freedoms like the right to pray and to carry the Word of God anywhere we choose. I can understand differing beliefs on economic policy--I'm a fiscal moderate myself--but I don't get the abandonment of the teachings of God's Word on values and morality. Both parties have people who are power-hungry or greedy or any other ungodly value you care to name, but only one party actively and intentionally gathers, supports, defends, and unapologetically celebrates those who directly oppose the commandments and teachings of God.