Wednesday, November 03, 2004

Shut Up Shut Up Shut Up

Three years after a catastrophic terrorist attack which sent President Bush's approval ratings up to 90%, a liberal (yes, Kerry's pretty liberal) senator (remember, senators aren't supposed to be able to win) from Massachusetts (the rules already said a northeastern liberal couldn't win--even before Mass became the home of gay marriage) who rose to national prominence as a leader of the anti-Vietnam-war protest movement came within 22 electoral votes of beating a Republican president in a time of intense anxiety about terrorism and an ongoing war.

Can we please stop talking about "what Democrats did wrong"? I'm all in favor of re-examining our strategy, and looking to build a permanent majority. I think it's essential. But for the love of Christ, shut up about who lost this election. The laws of physics lost this election. We almost walked on water. That's nothing to be ashamed of. Seriously.