November 7, 2012
MICHAEL BARONE: I was wrong–where it counted. “Remember that none of us wants to live in a country where one party wins every election even though we tend to wish our party would win every time, and so disappointment is a necessary attribute of living in an electoral republic.” Yeah, but I would’ve kinda liked to win this one.
Also: Was Hurricane Sandy the game-changer? If so, it was with eager assistance from the press.
UPDATE: Reader W.P. Zeller writes: “The real victor in yesterday’s election was the legacy media. It gathered itself up for a massive win, smashing the many prognostications of its imminent demise. We learned the MSM is alive, well, and effective as hell.”
It isn’t exactly well, but yeah, even in its decline it’s still very powerful.