The 4th quarter has started - it's the last year of the first of two possible terms for President Obama. I've added a countdown timer on my blog in the upper right. I might keep it there for the entire countdown, or I might remove it. The year will go fast and time is one of the important factors in the election cycle for conservatives. The other top factors are (i) quality of the candidate (ii) money and (iii) the successful dissemination of the message.
I talked about these things extensively after McCain lost to Obama.
Here's some links to some of those important posts.