Jamelle points out that Obama’s predecessors won re-election despite getting mollywhopped in their midterms.
Colorlines’ editor Kai Wright says Obama can still change the state of the union, despite last night’s results.
A reminder that Harry Reid won because he’s actually pretty good at what he does — being a politician.
In DC, the write-in campaign for Adrian Fenty didn’t work, possibly because of things like this. Mayor-Elect Vincent Gray has named his transition team, and oh yeah, Eleanor Holmes Norton won. And she says it’s too early to tell what a GOP house means for DC. (I’ll be turning blue in the corner, holding my breath waiting on voting rights.)
Also in DC, the Republican Party ran the risk of being reduced to a minor party, along the lines of the Ethiopian Federal Democratic Party, the Love Party, the Cocktail Party and the Theocratic Party.
ThinkProgess wonders how we could do elections better.
The fate of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’s repeal, which was up in the air before yesterday’s voting, may come down to five Republican senators.
Jon Runyan, a former offensive lineman with the Philadelphia Eagles, will now be representing New Jersey’s 3rd district.
Big companies were glad to see Republicans win the House — not because they think they’ll accomplish anything, but because they’ll shut down any meaningful legislation toward financial regulation.