With McCain winning Florida, Romney coming in second, and Guiliani backing out; many on the right side are pretty glum and down in the mouth right now.
Some are even muttering under their breath about not voting in November if McCain is the Republican candidate, um hello how did the boycott help the cause in 06? Sure it made Pelosi and Reid into laughing stocks, but they did not need to be elevated to their present positions for that since they are innately and totally inept when it comes to such things as principals and leadership. So why repeat the 06 mistake? If republicans do boycott the vote in 08, then the party has truly become a 'learn nothing party' competing with the Democrats for the bottom.
Lets not dig ourselves deeper into a hole by being one or two issue voters. Once Super Tuesday is done and we see clearly who looks to be the candidate of choice, then that candidate needs to seriously reach out to people who voted for the other candidates just as the people who supported the losing candidates need to examine the winner to see if they can vote for that person. If we blindly cling to the thinking of 'since candidate A does not support position x, then he will never have my vote' we are no better than robots and the party is doomed.
But if the candidate can not modify his stance on things in an attempt to build a bridge and the voters refuse to slightly alter/modify their views also then there will be no bridge of understanding. And Reagan's vision of a big tent party will be instead a ratty collection of small tents in which various partisans seek to destroy other partisans. All the while sacrificing a unity of vision in things like a strong and robust America that is truly a beacon of liberty for the rest of the world for the sake of scoring minor points.
As the old knight to Indiana Jones says in The Last Crusade, "Choose wisely."