Weird. I agree with Karl Rove. The GOP has a great chance in 2012 if they don't squander it. But if Obama finds his roots and re-energizes his base, then 2012 could be a terrific campaign to watch.
At this point, the 2012 election is shaping up to be much closer than 2008. Mr. Obama has the considerable benefits of incumbency but also a dismal record. The electoral map has shrunk for him: Key states that went for him last time are unlikely to do so again. This election is within the GOP's grasp. The quality of the Republican candidate's campaign and message will decide whether it becomes so.