On Washington Journal the NRO's Byron York is asked how he thinks the GOP needs to redefine itself.
York: You know I think that there is actually a danger that the Republican party can over think and over analyze what has gone wrong. I mean there's been a lot of useful thinking among Republicans about uh, do Republicans need to keep pushing tax cuts for ever and ever and ever. Have they really done enough to address health care issues and these are serious things Republicans need to think about, but, you have to remember that we've just come from a Presidential election in which a significant portion of the Republican base just didn't like the candidate. And a large portion of the electorate ah, didn't like the President that the candidate was trying to succeed.
So those are maybe not unique but kind of unusual situations which will probably not come again. So while I think Republicans need to clearly rethink some issues, I don't think they need to blow up the whole place and start again because they lost in part due to some really quite unique situations this year.
I hate to break it to York but if he really thinks the only reason McCain lost the election is that voters didn't like McCain and Bush, he's got some reality checks coming.