Obama won. Look how the left accomplished this. Lets see. First, "RIDICULE". ( A great way to sidestep your own failure). "RIDICULE", spread so many lies and so much controversy, your opponent becomes toxic. (think Palin, Romney or anyone Else the leftist target.) Second, target the "successful", as criminals. Bombard the people with tales of terror and how Obama can save you from them. Third, Divide the people. Mainly target white men. Bombard the people with tales of how everyone accept white males are a horribly treated underclass, with payback due. Fourth, Convince new residents, they need the democrate party and handouts to survive in America. (These as of late, described as "brown people") by the main stream media.
It will not be necessary for conservatives to move to the left or moderate. It is a matter of persuasion. Convince others of the conservative points of view. Take the Latino vote. ( I have intimate knowledge of the culture) These are a conservative people. That is till they get to America and learn from the democrates, they need the democrates to survive.