Staunch leftists and ultra conservatives are similarly restless in that they desperately want to convert others to their causes. In contrast, political moderates, the few who still remain, are less concerned with remaking the world in their image. To each their own ideology.
Imagine being a staunch and restless leftist or a similarly restless ultra conservative. There is little subtly or nuance to your politics. There are correct policy positions—yours—and incorrect ones staked out by all of your political opponents. There would be a lot of different ways to convince others to think, vote, and act like you. Some much more effective than others. In your view, which way would be best? Why?