Rob makes a good point about the Rep. Davis quote.
However, I really think the big story here is that there is a concerted effort to sell us on the theory that the world has changed. According to the spin, in this “modern” world, Republican’s can’t win without becoming more moderate. (Never mind Bush’s victory just a year ago).
If you want to read the liberal talking points on this, check out David Broder’s column, "The Political Center Makes a Comeback," last Sunday.