The biggest problem the GOP faces now is that so much of the punditry and analysis coming from within the GOP and on television comes from two groups of people: (1) those whose world view in politics began with the election of 2000 and who lack any sense of history and (2) those who have never really liked conservatives anyway.
Not enough Reaganites, for instance:
. . . . [E]very Republican nominee since Ronald Reagan, excluding John McCain, opposed Ronald Reagan in the 1980 Republican Primary. There is a lot of ill will toward the Reagan Revolution within the GOP. It is exacerbated by the ill will outside the GOP.
Clear as the egg on our chinny-chin-chins.