Eventually, the progressives know if they hold out long enough they will win. It works every time. The media will focus on the support the progressives have and make it look like they are on the right side of any issue. Eventually the conservative leader mistakenly falls prey to his/her own concern about perception and immediately the Progressive wins. That is how they roll. This is why it is so important to reach out to conservatives and reinforce to them, whoever they are, that we support their stance and position. If we do not, the creeping worry of perception and subsequent guilt leads to compromises in principled positions. There are some issues that reach beyond the framework of concession and compromise and strike at the very core of conservative belief. Those issues must not EVER be allowed to fall prey to public, or media pressures.
RTWT, and then start showing your support. Sometimes, a word of encouragement at the right time can change history.