Re: "But in fact, whatever Republicans did in 2012 -- other than an overly long primary fight -- worked amazingly well, given the circumstances." Wrong, Ann - a thousand times wrong. You trust a liberal-left pollster at the Brookings Institution for your analysis? Good luck with that. The GOP has one and only one path by which it can reclaim its place in the political and cultural firmament of this nation, and that is by embracing genuinely conservative principles. If the Republicans do not do that, they will - and deservedly so - go the way of the dodo bird.