A Look Back At the Game Film

Legendary coach Vince Lombardi observed that there are three kinds of people in this world. Those who make it happen. Those that watch it happen. And those who ask, “What happened?”

In the days following Tuesday night’s debacle, many of us find ourselves in the third group. What happened to the Big Red Wave? In such a ripe political environment how could so many of our great candidates underperform so badly? We were looking at big gains in both the House and Senate. Governorships in states like Minnesota, Oregon, Michigan, and even New York were within our grasp. Alas, it was not to be. All of our experts were wrong. Respected pollsters are scratching their heads and shamefully reviewing their data. Failure has indeed raised an orphan. In Washington, where taking responsibility usually carries a death sentence, the insider finger-pointing has begun. Expect to see the blame game play out for several weeks. What is needed is serious refle …

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