Over at The Wide Awakes and at Mike's America, Mike has outlined some points for the GOP to keep in mind for the upcoming election in 2006. I will say that it not only applies to 06 but 2008, as well.
Many Republicans are anxious, but they must remember to articulate their message. Because the Dems lack one. The one with the message will always stand out.
Read his essay, as well as my comment at TWA.