This is something that I've been thinking about and talking about with friends of mine. Back when McCain was ahead in the polls (before the economic melt-down), one person I know was saying that if McCain wins the Democrats are going to have to look at their platform and adjust it to be more right leaning. I of course, being extrememly liberal, didn't like that idea at all. However now that Obama has won the election, I think the Republicans are the ones that need to adjust their platform. I think it's time that they realize that it isn't the religious zealots that got Bush elected, it's the independents.
Back in 2000 America was experiencing a surplus after the Clinton administration and everything was going good and people believed that it really didn't make a difference who got elected. Since the economy was in good shape, Bush was promising to cut taxes and people wanted some of that money back (no one could have predicted what would come over the next seven years). In 2004, some people came around and realized that W was a complete fucktard and that we needed a change. However there were two wars going on and people were anxious switch administrations in the middle of that cluster-fuck (not to mention the fact that Kerry was a horrible candidate).
Anyway my point being that the Republicans may be the ones who need a deep re-evaluation. They need to realize that pandering to the religious right won't do shit for them, and that while the majority of this country may be Christian, they are not fundamentalist nut-jobs! They also may need to re-think their economic stance as well, trickle down economics doesn't work, plain and simple!