Very conventional thinking (but interesting nonetheless) found over at HuffPo. Among other things, the writer's overlooking the present wave of anti-incumbent sentiment -- and he doesn't look to have read much political history prior to 1980.
If I were advising RNC Chairman Steele, I'd be reminding him of what happened to the Whigs.
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