"Throw the bums out" will win one election but will not build the lasting coalition necessary to hold power. If the Dems want to hold power if these moronic Repubs the formula is easy: Become the party of moderation.
Anyway, bad news for the GOP from the latest WSJ poll,
...Polls suggest Republicans so far have lost the center -- in overwhelming proportions. To maintain their grip on power in Congress, they need to find some way to woo a big chunk of it back in the next 17 days.
Prevailing political wisdom holds that the only things that matter are each party's "base" -- that there is no center anymore, and no more swing voters worth chasing. But look at what has happened among independent voters in the latest Wall Street Journal/NBC Poll, taken this past week: Support for Republicans has collapsed. Just 24% of them say they want President Bush's party to control Congress after Election Day. Independents disapprove of Mr. Bush's job performance by 2 to 1.