The problem that still exists for conservatives is the press. As long as they cover for Democrats and refuse to see beyond their bias the Left will always have the upper hand.
Went thru this during the Clinton years – anger on the Right is ignored and goes unreported. The corollary to this was on ample display during the Bush years – any hint of impropriety from a conservative is blown way beyond proportion.
Sarah Palin’s family learned that the hard way.