by Todd Beeton, Tue May 13, 2008 at 07:49:12 PM EDT
The other threads are pretty full. Consider this an all-purpose post-election thread.
Update [2008-5-14 0:19:11 by Todd Beeton]:Poblano had this to say about Hillary Clinton's speech tonight:
In its polite, if somewhat perfunctory tone as well as in its substance, this really really sounds like a speech made by a woman with her eyes on the Vice Presidency.
I have to say I agree but I actually thought she was far more obvious about it during last week's Indiana speech in which she used the pronoun "we" talking about the fall election as almost a subliminal nudge to Barack Obama. On that subject, Larry King just said that Carl Bernstein had indicated on Anderson Cooper's show that she "seriously wants the Vice Presidency." Lanny Davis's response is that "she is focused on winning the presidency, she's not even considering such a possibility, and she loves being US Senator in Robert Kennedy's senate seat. That's my direct knowledge."
If nothing else, though, the message the Clinton camp seems to be spinning out of tonight's results feels an awful lot like "Senator Obama, you need Senator Clinton." Certainly the media is picking up on the Obama's weaknesses narrative and they'll do so again next Tuesday after we have a replay of tonight in Kentucky. Let's just say I think the chances of an Obama/Clinton ticket just got a little better after tonight.
"We are disappointed in tonight's election results. Though the NRCC, RNC and Mississippi Republicans made a major effort to retain this seat, we came up short.