There are many who don't seem to know exactly what happened and are finished with news for now. The silver lining is that this may be the election that draws lines.
Watch the Bushes and Rove. It's time to topple the leadership and replace it with those of substance who exist in the party. This is the time for major restructuring.
There are those cons who stayed home because the devil known was better than the devil they didn't know.
Bush 2 was handed 9/11. It seemed that he was the right pres at the right time. After reelection, though, he really pandered to the Left fringe ... the UN lovers. The media painted him as a dunce .... he couldn't do anything right.
The lesson from Reagan is not to give a hoot about the media.