Elizabeth Dole has the latest Republican analysis of the Republican demise:
The GOP lost for a variety of reasons: not enough money, not enough time, not enough political magic . . .
So the problem was money!? The Republicans have been swimming in corporate kick backs for years. When voters express profound dissatisfaction, the response of either party within the current duopoly should never be--"We need more money." I think someone's in a sad state of denial.
And time! The Republicans have had 12 years! In that time, they've managed to tear up every environmental accord, cook up mountains of false intelligence reports, role back every Constitutional right they could get their hands on, cause the greatest rise in anti-American sentiment the world has ever seen, and pass on the deficit problem to our chidren's children's children. How much more time did they need to complete their "agenda"?
As for magic, I completely agree. The Republicans need more magicians to create boogeymen from thin air, to conjure up money that doesn't exist, and to basically entertain us with the expert employment of smoke and mirrors. Otherwise they don't stand a chance.