The headline is Gregg flip-flop emboldens GOP. But being bold is never the GOP problem. Bush remained bold right up to the moment he got the hook. Republicans have been very outspoken in their attacks on the President and his agenda, even now, in his honeymoon and at his most popular.
The GOP's problem is bad ideas. It doesn't matter how bold you run forward if you run straight into a wall. If tax cuts for the rich worked, we wouldn't be in this mess.
I don't know how many bad electoral beats it will take to take the boldness out of the GOP. What I'm wondering is how much will it take to beat some sense into them.