"It may very well be that the price for accepting all manner of compromises is having a movement totally compromised." - Robert A. George
Robert George wrote this in a National Review editorial back in 2000, referring to how Rudy Giuliani's personal affairs go against the beliefs of the Republican Party, yet they were still going to support him in his run for the Senate against Hillary Clinton (he later backed out of the race).
It is ironic that the Republican Party, without any help from Rudy Giuliani, ended up proving Robert George prescient. How many compromises has the GOP made in order to keep power, at the sacrifice of conservatism?