5:20 PM, Nov 7, 2012 • By JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
The Republican party’s brutal defeat in yesterday’s presidential and Senate races offers at least one clear, abiding lesson: Republicans can’t win without making their case.
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."
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:
9:54 PM, Nov 6, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
Fox News projects Barack Obama the winner of the swing-state of New Hampshire.
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.
8:05 PM, Nov 6, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
Fox News projects Mitt Romney will win Alabama, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and Tennessee. Obama, the cable news channel predicts, will win Illinois, Delaware, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Rhode Island, and the District of Columbia.
7:43 PM, Nov 6, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Vigo County, Indiana, has correctly reflected the winner of the presidency in every election since 1956, as in 2008 when Barack Obama won the county with 57 percent support and in 2004 when George W. Bush won the county with 53 percent support.
With 99 percent of precincts reporting, Vigo County remains very close, with 49.3 percent for Obama and 48.8 percent for Mitt Romney. That means Obama is running 8 points behind where he ran in 2008.
6:56 PM, Nov 6, 2012 • By WILLIAM KRISTOL
I gather the first wave of the exit poll has the right track/wrong track at around 46/52.
6:01 PM, Nov 6, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
Here's a picture a Washington, D.C. polling place--at the School Without Walls High School--which clearly displays a mural of President Barack Obama: