For way too long, the Republicans refuse to tackle the opponent and point out the obvious wrongs and flaws, in the name of "honor". And they get beat up by their opponents and the media, and cower in the corner. I am sick to death of "conservative" pundits like Bill Kristol who see the glass half empty, and never see the possibilities of holding Democrats' feet to the fire. They have created an inferno, and yet no one in the Republican party, whether in leadership or a professional pundit, point out the obvious. They seem to forget what McCain lost by refusing to talk negatively about Obama.