Originally Posted by Taco John
Republicans won't win more votes by being more like Democrats. That's going to lose them net votes because they will come out of their base.
They'll win more votes by being moderate in the right ways, while still maintaining principles. This means "fiscally conservative, socially liberal." AKA. Libertarianism.
Reagan already proved this model wins in America. Not only does it attract the conservative base, and attract moderates, but it also create division on the Democratic side (ie. Blue Dog Democrats)
I largely agree.
The OP made pretty much this exact argument.