Rush has a good assessment of our predicament:
But first, let me tell you, small things beat big things yesterday. Conservatism, in my humble opinion, did not lose last night. It’s just very difficult to beat Santa Claus. It is practically impossible to beat Santa Claus. People are not going to vote against Santa Claus, especially if the alternative is being your own Santa Claus.
And he is right about a couple more things – America rejected a truly good man in favor of a used car salesman looking to move that last unit for the month. Want healthcare – you got it. Easy money – Hey, Bennie! Fire up the printing presses! Free Condoms! Want us to kill your baby? No problem…and even better, we’ll get those stiff collared Holy Rollers in one of those redneck states to pay for it! Don’t worry about what anything costs, we tote the note – your grand kids are on the hook and you will be long gone before the bill shows up, so who gives a damn, amiright?!
Now, everybody is jumping on Romney’s chain today, getting in his chili. Look, he may have not been the most optimal candidate, but he’s a fine man. He would have been great for this country. Mitt Romney and his family would have been the essence of exactly what this country needs. But what was Romney’s recipe? Romney’s recipe was the old standby: American route to success, hard work. That gets sneered at. I’m sorry. In a country of children where the option is Santa Claus or work, what wins? And say what you want, but Romney did offer a vision of traditional America. In his way, he put forth a great vision of traditional America, and it was rejected. It was rejected in favor of a guy who thinks that those who are working aren’t doing enough to help those who aren’t. And that resonated.