Tuesday's election will certainly benefit millions and millions of people -- both in the United States and around the world. But beyond the many important short and mid-term consequences, it will likely be remembered as an inflection point in American political history.
What did Romney have? A thin "five point plan" with less substance than Ronald Reagan's offhand remarks. The same old Republican orthodoxy, only of interest to orthodox Republicans.
Sure, the numerical line-up didn't change much: a Democratic president, a narrowly Democratic Senate and a Republican-led House. But under the circumstances, the results made an extraordinary statement about commitment to change.
Well, Republicans, what can I say? It stings, I know, but instead of lashing out, bemoaning the current state of affairs and buying an island where things can go your way, maybe it's time to turn this whole thing into a teachable moment.
Karl Rove led a parade of "experts" masquerading as fair-minded analysts whose real agenda was to line their own pockets by feeding the public's craving for information that confirms their biases. Here, 10 of the worst offenders.
It's a second chance more than a second term. This means that President Obama will need to make tough and thorough choices. Going forward also means acknowledging that the country and the world are at the crossroads.
For the last week of the campaign, while the government was providing aid to states battered by Sandy, the press shouted questions about your position on FEMA. You never directly responded. Did you even consider saying: "I was wrong?"
On November 6th Barack Obama defeated Mitt Romney with 50.3 percent of the popular vote and a surprising 303 electoral votes. Here are the top ten reasons Romney tanked.
Ann Coulter helped in her own inimitable, thoughtless, empty, soulless way to help get Barack Obama elected. She created her own self-fulfilling prophecy. Poor Ann Coulter. She must be so pissed off. The heart bleeds.
Romney might pull this out because the polling is so bad, Evangelicals will turn out in record numbers and Democratic enthusiasm will be really, really low. That might happen, but the odds are fairly significant it won't.
Voting for someone my daughter's friends and teachers said to avoid was the best way I felt I could help her understand that just because her peers say something does not mean they are right.
Yesterday, the George Washington University Graduate School of Political Management (GSPM) released the 14th installment of its weekly Horse Race poll, which found that President Barack Obama bested Governor Romney for the first time in four weeks.
Tonight we will know the results. Let's take the rest of the week to unwind, lick the wounds, celebrate victories. And then....
Technology has opened the door to a shift in campaign strategy: Now, you can win small. The problem is, you have to govern big.
(270 to win)
|Virginia 100% Rpt.||51.2%||47.3%|
|Florida 100% Rpt.||50.0%||49.1%|
|N. Carolina 100% Rpt.||48.4%||50.4%|
|Ohio 100% Rpt.||50.7%||47.7%|
|New Hampshire 100% Rpt.||52.0%||46.4%|
|Colorado 100% Rpt.||51.5%||46.1%|
|Wisconsin 100% Rpt.||52.8%||45.9%|
|Iowa 100% Rpt.||52.0%||46.2%|
|Nevada 100% Rpt.||52.4%||45.7%|
|Seats gained or lost||+2||-2|