John Podhoretz agrees with Boehner that "This is not a time for celebration." Boehner hit the right note exactly. This lack of enthusiasm (note lack of balloons at the gathering where he spoke last night) after a great victory forces reflection on the body politic. Good. He knows that the hard part starts this morning. The other side can continue to say silly things (DNC chair Tim Kaine: "Voters sent a message that change has not happened fast enough"), but we must take this opportunity to make ourselves as serious as possible. We must earn the authority the people have given us. Boehner's talk and disposition last night were nearly perfect. I hope he keeps it up. He seems to know that now is when the real politics starts.
Michael Barone has some good, what he calls random, thoughts on the elections. He also has a few cautionary notes.
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