Now is the time when Republicans have to stand up, put their heads above the parapet and get shot at, are there any big political names out there who are prepared to have their personal lives ripped to pieces and examined in excruciating detail.
After the mid-term elections Nancy Pelosi and Barney Franks have been moved to the back burner, no longer are they competing with the President, bringing forth their own policies, a Democrat President can work well with a Republican House, expanding his own policies not fighting against the extremist in his own party, he has moved to the middle ground and looks good for a second term, so, who is going to take him on?
I believe that most main stream Republicans will keep their powder dry untill 16, hoping that Sarah Palin will make the running, with the strong desire that Obama will destroy her and the tea party at the polls. The Republican party does not like fighting internally, who can go furthest to the right, and become completely unelectable. You have to speak to all of the country not just your own groupings, get people back to work, that is what will get you elected, dont just fill in the pot holes, build new roads.