Wednesday, November 07, 2012
First, congratulations to Dave, who counts electoral votes as closely as Nate Silver. Dave said it would be over early. He was right.
I, on the other hand, had a last minute failure of nerve. "In my gut" I thought the polls were too close, that something was going to go wrong. I've never been so happy to be wrong.
Russ Douthat, who is the most conservative of the NY Times columnists, sees what happened:
"The age of Reagan is officially over, and the Obama majority is the only majority we have."