Do not worry, the GOP will recover and be back stronger than ever. When the policies of the Democrats and the new president save the economy and bring the troops home from the Mid East, the GOP will be using the abortion issue to their benefit. Once the useless war in Iraq and the economic meltdown are past, abortion will be back, and the Republicans will be flogging that horse as hard as they can. They will count on the short memories of the Republican moderates to again fall for the fairy tale that if given total government control, the GOP will immediately amend the Constitution to make any type of abortion illegal. The GOP knows the voters have already forgotten that they had six years of total control and did not pass even one of their promised oppressive laws. No law to stop abortion, no law to return Christian prayer to public schools, no amendment to stop gay marriage, none of the oppressive legislation promised to their compassionate Christian conservative followers. Not one! But once these voters can count on a job, a home, a retirement, an education for their children, and all of the things that make up the American dream, they will forget who caused the present mess and decide to go for the oppression to keep the "undesirable people" under control and they will vote GOP. The Republicans will again use these issues to divide the nation, do nothing but serve the top two percent, and again not even throw their followers a bone and pass one of the promised laws to please their compassionate Christian conservative sheep for another thirty years. The Republicans realize these issues are too important as campaign issues, and understand that it would be impossible to get the needed number of states to ratify them as amendments. So why try knowing that they are much more useful as campaign promises than as failed attempts for amending the Constitution.