If republicans want effectively show they support these things while remaining part of the GOP than real strides need to be made to reform that party. There are a lot of things I dislike about the Democratic party, but its night and day compared to the rhetoric I hear out of the GOP. I mean financially I do okay and given my expected career path Romney's tax breaks would have indeed helped me in the future. But he did not ever produce an effective and consistant economic plan, and after that I pretty much didn't agree with any of the radical views of the party.
So those things shouldn't always be an either or position but in this two party system its often the case and in this instance you've go to chose which side your on. Obama won pretty handily.