"[P]residential candidates tend to be a generation (or two) beyond the millennial generation and therefore reflect where the party has been on many social issues, not where it is going. Does anyone believe that we are going to stop and reverse the progress of women moving into combat roles in the military? It’s almost as nonsensical as arguing that after going through the task of retraining and adapting to the abolition of 'don’t ask, don’t tell' that we would turn around, root out gays already serving and reverse recruiting and other practices. At some point ideology collides with reality," – Jennifer Rubin.
Alas, it happened about a decade and a half ago in the GOP, and, as the contraception fight reveals, is still going strong.