November 6, 2014

Quote of the Day

For tonight, it's enough to say that what we've just watched unfold does not fit easily into the models that many pundits have been using to analyze American politics these last few years -- models which allowed for a good Republican performance this year (it being an unrepresentative midterm and all) but did not allow for anything quite this good, this sweeping, this geographically-comprehensive. Seen in this light, these results are an implicit rebuke to an entire "past is prologue" school of political analysis and strategy, which looks at existing trends and assumes that they can only continue, watches winning strategies and assumes they can be perpetually repeated, projects demographic patterns forward and then passes judgment on today's politicians from the vantage point of a still-hypothetical 2035. -- Russ Douthat
(Whole piece is pretty good...) Quote of the Day Posted by John Kranz at November 6, 2014 5:16 PM
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