Advice to Republicans: Look at NJ
My advice: look at NJ polls right now. Both GOP candidates are out-polling Democratic Governor Corzine. Republicans just need to hold their ground, and stick with core principles like smaller government, lower taxes, and freedom. Many Republicans believe that they need to compromise with Obama on increasing taxes, nationalizing healthcare, and limiting free trade.
If Republicans can move back to their core conservative beliefs, they will clean up in 2010. If they move more to the center, they will alienate the base even more. Simple as that.