Have you noticed that Republicans have mostly shut-up about Obamacare? And, incredibly, yet again they have completely bought into the perfect strategy for losing the upcoming elections. Instead of touting their own ideas and agenda, they are hoping to say nothing substantive and not make any glaring mistakes, believing that Obama's unpopularity alone will hand them victories. This isn't much of a 'strategy', and to the extent that it is, it has backfired nearly every time, including in several recent elections you may remember. This is exactly the opposite of Reagan's philosophy of confidently telling the people clearly what you believe and what your agenda will be, and explaining to them, honestly, why it is in their- and their country's- best interest.
The Republicans want to play ‘prevent defense’ at the precise moment history calls for- and would richly reward- aggressive and creative offense.
Once again snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.