We need to not fool ourselves. The Republican party had losses in the WV, Colorado, and NV Senate, close races in Ohio and Pennsylvania and Washington, and this was in a mid-term election with historically high support of the GOP . . . and a disinterested black vote. The black vote will come out in 2012 for Obama and that will make a lot of states closer.
Countering that is Obama’s massive unpopularity, which was much much higher than Manchins, Murrays etc.
I sure don’t want another Republican light president when our country is at stake. So we’ve got to keep working.
I don’t think Sarah is “Republican light” in any way. She’s great. Battle-tested in ways very few candidates have ever been.