Hence a discouragement that exceeds the sadness of an election lost. By the next presidential election, 50 - 100 million Americans will be dependent on the government for health care and susceptible to demagoguery and scare tactics.
I will provide some anecdotal sunshine. At a departmental dinner last evening, I was seated next to a co-worker I assumed to be an Obamabot. She let slip that she voted for Gary Johnson and was thinking about joining the big Ls.
I gave her the "Libertario Delenda Est" speech -- I'm nothing if not fair. But I was heartened that this "lifelong Democrat" sees the injury of redistribution (husband owns a small business and voted Romney).