And they are planning it right now, with voter ID laws rammed through in state after state, and SCOTUS getting set to gut the Voting Rights Act.
If they don't get on top of this ASAP, Obama and his party will be very sorry in 2010, and even sorrier after that.
President Obama has three years and eleven months left in his term, but CNN/Opinion Research is already looking at who Republicans might pick as their presidential nominee in 2012.
Alaska Governor Sarah Palin leads the pack with 29%, followed by Mike Huckabee at 26%, Mitt Romney at 21% and Lousiana Gov. Piyush Jindal at 9%.