In the debate about whether the Republican party is too conservative, a question. When you hear of Republicans in Name Only (RINO), it's usually northeastern people like Lincoln Chafee and Christie Todd Whitman. And the future conservative stars are people like 37-year-old Bobby Jindal and 44-year-old Sarah Palin.
How many younger Republicans follow the RINO way? Only a few, I'd bet. If you're under 45, you began voting when Reagan was president. You don't remember much of the 40-year period when Republicans were the minority in Congress, since it ended in 1994. Younger people are used to strong Republican ideas being discussed and don't see the need for offering Democrat-lite ideas.
If the dividing line is an age thing, then maybe the younger Republicans have the ideas to reach an ever-younger electorate.