9:31 AM, Nov 7, 2012 • By WILLIAM KRISTOL
Two thoughts for those TWS readers who—for some reason!—may be a bit down in the dumps, and especially for those who may have spent considerable time and effort trying to secure a better outcome on Election Day 2012.
"The people have spoken, the bastards."
9:04 AM, Nov 7, 2012 • By WILLIAM KRISTOL
James Ceaser's article in last week's WEEKLY STANDARD, "The Day After," is very much worth re-reading … the day after. Here's the most relevant part:
3:15 AM, Nov 7, 2012 • By FRED BARNES
Republicans never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity. In 2010, they failed to win the Senate when it was theirs for the taking. Now they’ve lost the White House to President Obama, despite his poor record and the likelihood things won’t get any better in his second term. And they failed again to capture the Senate, though a takeover was initially thought to be a cinch.
1:14 AM, Nov 7, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
Mitt Romney delivered the following concession speech to supporters in Boston:
Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you, my friends. Thank you so very much.
Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
I have just called President Obama to congratulate him on his victory. His supporters and his campaign also deserve congratulations.
11:16 PM, Nov 6, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
NBC News projects President Barack Obama will be reelected:
UPDATE: The AP agrees:
10:55 PM, Nov 6, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Republican Senate candidate Deb Fischer of Nebraska has defeated her Democratic opponent, former governor and former senator Bob Kerrey, according to CBS News.
Fischer, a state senator from Valentine, won a come-from-behind victory in her three-way Republican primary. She will succeed Democrat Ben Nelson, who chose not to seek reelection.
10:40 PM, Nov 6, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Democrat Tim Kaine is the winner of the hotly contested Senate race in Virginia, CBS News projects. Kaine, a former governor, faced another former governor and former senator, Republican George Allen. Allen lost this Senate seat in 2006 to Democrat Jim Webb, who chose not to run for reelection.
10:01 PM, Nov 6, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Fox News projects that Democrat Elizabeth Warren has defeated Republican Scott Brown in the Massachusetts Senate race.
Brown first won his Senate seat in a 2010 special election to fill the seat held by the late Democrat Ted Kennedy. That was a low turnout election conducted at the height of the national debate over Obamacare, which Brown said he would oppose in the Senate.
But Massachusetts is overwhelmingly Democratic, meaning Warren had a clear advantage to win the state.
9:54 PM, Nov 6, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
Fox News projects Barack Obama the winner of the swing-state of New Hampshire.
9:42 PM, Nov 6, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Democrat Joe Donnelly of Indiana has defeated Republican Richard Mourdock for that state's Senate seat, Fox News reports.
Donnelly, a congressman from northwest Indiana, had been favored in the final polls of the campaign, particularly after a media firestorm over comments Mourdock made in an October 23 debate that "God intended" pregnancies resulting from rape.
The seat was considered a safe GOP hold until its holder, Republican Dick Lugar, lost his primary race to state treasurer Mourdock in May.
9:25 PM, Nov 6, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
Fox News projects Barack Obama will win Wisconsin, Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan's homestate.
9:19 PM, Nov 6, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
Fox News projects Barack Obama will win Pennsylvania. Mitt Romney's campaign gave a late push there, but it appears not to have paid off.
9:10 PM, Nov 6, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Democratic senator Bob Casey has held on to his Senate seat in Pennsylvania, Fox News projects. Casey, whose significant lead in the polls dropped in the final weeks of the campaign, has held off a challenge from Republican Tom Smith, a businessman from Western Pennsylvania.