Here are some ideas from Hugh Hewitt that make a lot of sense. The money 'graphs:
There is no such thing as a fusion candidate, no such thing as a bipartisan campaign or non-partisan issue, and come election night,there are just two
parties, one at the GOP HQ and one at the Dem HQ. There's a winner's party and a losers' party. Last night you were speaking to the losers' party. . . .
[M]ost of your people aren't my friends and colleagues from nearly 30 years around California politics. They are fine folks, to be sure, and I have run into them in many of the seminar rooms of the state's hundred universities, but you have now run into the reality of California politics. The folks who don't care much about politics, well, they really don't care much about politics. They certainly can't get you wins on their own. There aren't enough of them.
As Nixon often remarked: You can't win with just the conservatives, but you cannot win without them.
I hope there is someone in Arnold's office who has influence and reads Hugh's blog.