Well,as of 12:10 a.m. on November 7, it certainly appears I got this one wrong. By “this one,” of course, I mean the presidential election. I’ve thought since the summer that Mitt Romney would win. And after the debates, after the sullen, petulant, negative performance of Barack Obama these last weeks — to say nothing of his abysmal performance as President these last four years — I thought that Mitt Romney would surely win. Moreover, I thought that the American people would rise up as one and pick the person who had a vision of a freer, more prosperous, more confident America. It looks like I was wrong.
I’ll have more to say about the election in days to come. To say that I am disappointed strains the boundaries of understatement. I am more than disappointed: I am astonished, incredulous, almost. We’re in for a wild ride now, that’s for sure. It will take me some time to digest what just happened.