Matt, for once, you are incorrect. While nothing has changed, the electorate is sick and tired of the people in power. That translates to Republicans. So, if a Republican is an incumbent, that person is in trouble. The party as a whole is in trouble because it is alienating the base, it is forcing conservatives to make unsavory decisions--either stay home or vote DeWine.
While I don't think this leads to any great Democrat revolution, which I guess means things are not doom and gloom, it does not bode well for the party's long term health if this general malaise continues within the party. I think Ken Blackwell can inspire us, I think he can help, but the GOP as a whole is in trouble because it too often is doing what Dick Morris advised: moving to the left. Instead of staying true to principle, they are moving farther left to buy votes. Not a great strategy. And one that will ultimately backfire.