Whether the GOP deserves revival is a question for another time.
P.S. Here's an interesting excerpt from a comment:
The only reason to gain political power is to exercise it to reward your supporters and punish your opposition. Someone who runs implicitly or explicitly on the platform that they will not exercise their power to help their supporters will never win an election under unlimited democracy.
It's easy to imagine Barack Obama nodding along to that, but then tsk-tsking over anybody coming right out and saying that lucidly what he believes.
As an exercise, translate the above paragraph into Obamaese, retaining both its meaning but also applying levels of plausible deniability.