On the plus side I see that many are waking up. Gun owners are starting to think about where they have been giving their votes. Normally the John McCains of the world could count on gun owner votes and then screw us, hard, when they wanted to "reach across the aisle".
This looks like it could change in a big way. For one thing the Republicans are wallowing in self-pity and backstabbing each other. Doesn't make them very attractive.
Additionally the Republicans are aiming a howitzer at their own feet. Sarah Palin was one of the best things the Republicans have done since REAGAN left office. For gun owners both Bushes were either treating us with neglect or conniving against us. To let whiny cowards go around and tell tales to eager scribblers is a major mistake on the part of the Republicans.
Let's put it out there. She has more going for her than Ron Paul ever will. She has the charisma to kick the teeth out of any one. Look at the Palinmania with the entire MSM trying to club her to death like a baby seal. The Republican party should be bending over and kissing her snow boots and begging her to lead them. Instead they are looking to keep putting up more old white guys who haven't had an original thought, ever. They are going to keep paying money for focus groups and media consultants and ignore the very real reaction of people's guts.
PEOPLE love Sarah Palin. The PRESS loved Barack Obama.
So what does that hold for us? It holds that 2010 could be a continuation of the hemorrhaging of Republican seats. Then some other never was running against Obama in 2012.
By then Obama is going to make Jimmy Carter look good but you aren't going to win against even that piss-poor of a President if you are trying to run John McCain, Mitt Romney or Mike Huckabee.
The Republicans can learn from what failed and discard it. They can learn from what worked and run with it. Dump the RINOs. ALL of them, no matter their win/loss record. Get conservative or go broke. Not one of them has the chance that Lieberman took in 2006 by running independent and they won't survive running Democrat.
Run real conservatives and make sure they VOTE conservative on the job.
The American Conservative Party could be taking over in 2012 with THEIR candidate, Sarah Palin.