The hardworking staff has two thoughts for you splendid readers in the wake of the 2012 election.
Scott Brown Will Forever Regret the People’s Pledge
The Brown campaign thought it was so clever orchestrating the agreement with Elizabeth Warren to effectively bar independent expenditure groups from kibitzing in their U.S. Senate race.
Brown thought he’d easily outraise Warren while keeping the big Democratic bucks on the sidelines.
Wrong on both counts.
Warren turned out to be a prodigious fundraiser, while the Democratic Super PACs raised lunch money compared to their GOP counterparts.
So instead of relying on former House of Bush consigliere and current Crossroads gunsel Karl Rove to tomahawk Warren with a barrage of negative ads, Brown had to do the dirty work himself, both in his ads and in debate performances that were too hot by half.
And once Brown’s nice-guy image was gone, so was he.
The GOP Will Forever Regret Mitt Romney
It’s not like they weren’t warned.
Ann Coulter, Rick Santorum, and legions of other Republican stalwarts warned the party that Mitt Romney was exactly the wrong guy to represent the GOP: A creature of Wall Street with a Romneycare albatross around his neck.
And they were right, not to mention he was a world-class crappy campaigner.
Given the current fiscal condition of much of America, Barack Obama should have been blowtorched by any reasonably competent opponent.
Romney couldn’t even rise to that level.
All you need to know: Mitt Romney reportedly wrote only a victory speech.
This might be the biggest case of collective self-delusion since the O.J. Simpson trial.