We lost. I don’t know quite what to say about that just yet. I thought that just maybe this nation could pull the nose up before it was too late, but I guess it wasn’t to be. Brace for impact.

Nothing to be ashamed of, though. We had a couple of pretty good centuries there. It was a pretty impressive run.

That’s about all I have to say, for now at least.

No, I’ll add this: if the current numbers stand, our commenter The One-Eyed Man called the electoral vote with perfect precision. I can’t let that pass by in silence.

I’ll also say: most impressive, Mr. President.

Update, the morning after: ECV 303 Obama, 206 Romney.

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  1. Dr. Strangelove says

    One-Eyed Man and Nate Silver both, the only way Romney had a chance to win was if the polls were drastically wrong.

    Your prediction of the end of America is as accurate as Dan Forster’s prediction of Romney’s win.

    Posted November 7, 2012 at 1:11 am | Permalink
  2. Dom says

    Foster (no “r”) predicted Obama would win.

    I agree with Malcolm. It’s over. Once this sort of “command economy” starts there is no getting out go it.

    Posted November 7, 2012 at 6:06 am | Permalink
  3. Dom says

    Although I’ll tell you another thing. It wouldn’t have been much better with Romney.

    Posted November 7, 2012 at 6:15 am | Permalink
  4. Bill says

    It has taken a bit over a century from William Jennings Bryan’s “You shall not crucify mankind on a cross of gold” to ObamaCare. Along the way class warfare has become a major part of politics in a country originally built on equality of opportunity. We took a long time to get here but now that we are here, it will take hardly anytime to self-destruct.

    Posted November 7, 2012 at 9:04 am | Permalink
  5. JK says

    Don’t know what to say quite yet Malcolm? Well there’s this from STRATFOR:

    The Elections, Gridlock and Foreign Policy is republished with permission of Stratfor.”

    Posted November 7, 2012 at 10:19 am | Permalink
  6. the one eyed man says

    Thank you for the shout-out. Here are a few more predictions:

    The economy continues to recover, and surprises on the upside. Drivers are construction and energy. Both are manpower-intensive industries which are expanding, reducing unemployment steadily starting in the first quarter (fourth quarter numbers will be low because of Sandy).

    The fiscal cliff is avoided with a mild tax increase on upper income homes. Some form of Bowles Simpson will be adopted, although not until at least next summer. Sequestration never happens.

    The deficit continues to decline in nominal terms due to economic growth, increased taxes, and spending which grows at a slower rate. Inflation will reappear, so the decline in the debt will be greater in real terms.

    The Republican party is unable to resolve its tension between its base of older white males and changing demography. The 2014 midterms will be a push, and Hillary Clinton will be elected President in 2016.

    Obama appoints Romney to a position in his administration, possibly as Secretary of the Treasury or a business czar.

    Barack Obama goes down in history as one of our great Presidents.

    Giants win the 2013 Series in six.

    Posted November 7, 2012 at 11:13 am | Permalink
  7. Malcolm says

    Bill Vallicella comments here.

    Posted November 8, 2012 at 2:55 pm | Permalink
  8. Thanx for the link, JK. It serves intelligent comfort-food for thought.

    Posted November 9, 2012 at 1:12 pm | Permalink