Somewhere deep in the bowels of the Republican Establishment today, strategists, reinforced by the foregone conclusions of drive-by media analysts, are figuring out how to purge Conservatism from the Republican message. This is routine whenever Republicans lose an election, and it is, of course, the precise opposite of the right answer to Republican woes.
Meanwhile, in Democrat Party Bunkers across the 57 States, strategists are poring over precinct-by-precinct vote totals in anticipation of post-2010 Census redistricting. With Democrat dominance in so many State Legislatures, the Party of Elbridge Gerry has a good chance of widening its majority in the House of Representatives merely by the re-drawing of Congressional Districts.
In light of the aforementioned activities of both Parties' wise men, Republicans had better develop Conservative candidates and a Conservative Message to win at least one house of every possible State Legislature in 2010. If they don't, the GOP may not see 200 House seats for another generation.