COMMENTARY ON THE ELECTION FROM THE LEFT... KEVIN DRUM
The Washington Monthly's Kevin Drum:
BEFORE THE BLOODLETTING....I know the Ohio provisionals are yet to be counted, but it looks to me like George Bush won. This is obviously a pretty devastating loss for liberals, made worse by the fact that we can expect no quarter from the Bush White House over the next four years, close election or not. It's going to be tough, discouraging sledding for liberals.
But while there will be plenty of time for some valuable and needed soul searching over the next months and years, I have a few miscellaneous thoughts before the bloodletting starts:
I hope Democrats resist the urge to lash out at John Kerry. After all, the conventional wisdom said that a liberal senator from Massachusetts would get swamped, but in fact the election was razor close. It all came down to 1% of the vote in one state. (full post)