With the loss of three consecutive special elections for house seats, most Republicans now realize that the party is in trouble.
There are lots of excuses, like bad candidates, bitter primaries, weak local parties, and lying democrats. But when you keep losing 'safe' districts, there's something else going on.
2006 wasn't just an aberration.
Why? The reasons in the post Why Republicans Lost are still valid. The Iraq War is still the biggest reason. The economy has taken a turn for the worse, which also isn't helping. Republicans have done better at getting rid of scandal-tainted incumbents, but there's more to be done.
The Republican party needs to fix its image by being conservative again.
But not to worry, John McCain will speak to The Race (La Raza)!