Tough night, to say the least. Silver linings can be found on another day but it's time to admit ... it was a wave. Republicans got their butt beat.
The hardest losses for me are Santorum and Steele. They were great candidates who can hold their heads high. Losing Jim Talent, too, is a big loss. In another year, these three would have almost certainly won. I also hate to lose George Allen, even though he ran a a very poor campaign that focused on personal issues rather than the issues.
So, it's back to being the minority in both the House and Senate ... absent a miracle comeback in Montana.
It will be interesting, to say the least, to see what voters ultimately think of the change they requested (and got). Hard to see immigration getting better now, for instance, absent some one in the Senate growing a spine. Interestingly, if a disasterous immigration bill is passed now ... it won't be just the Republicans' fault.
And what about our troops in the field?
And what about our enemies? You have got to know that they are happy. I am sorry, Demos, but that's the way I see it.
In the end, my main concern is still national security. We are about to find out how important it is to have Pres. Bush in the White House.
There are silver linings, but we can talk about those another day.
But as I said yesterday ... it's morning now. The sun comes up and we move on.