So, all that's left is the hand-wringing and the internecine recriminations.
My friend Dan Peterson offers his lament here, wherein he posits that, had the so-called "mainstream media" held Obama's feet to the fire over the largely suppressed
affair, things might have turned out differently. Benghazi
In retrospect, I don't believe media coverage of the
would have made any difference, nor do I believe Romney would have been any
better off attempting to make the
affair a more prominent issue in the campaign.
We blithely deceived ourselves that the pre-election polls were skewed on account of their assumptions about the composition of the electorate. The election itself has proven, beyond any reasonable doubt, that the electorate of the
is, in fact, permanently
altered such that neither Mitt Romney nor any other candidate espousing similar
principles could possibly be elected. United States
We vainly hoped to persuade the country that we were standing at some portentous fork in the road. The simple reality -- seen so much more clearly today than yesterday -- is that the fork in question was passed long ago.