Thanks to the wonderful immediacy of social media, I watched the panic of conservative Republican voters rise as election returns started pouring in last night.
By the time I went to bed, little doubt remained. Barack Obama would spend another four years as the occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. And mild unease had grown into full-fledged despondency.
As Wednesday unfolded, conservatives and Republicans tried to figure out what went wrong. They analyzed polling data, rehashed the campaign and pointed fingers. They also struggled to figure out what to do next. After all, they just lost “the most important election of our lifetime.” With all of their eggs riding in the Mitt Romney basket, many now seem at a complete loss. In fact, the entire conservative movement seems veiled in a dark blanket of discouragement.
Obama supporters were relieved. Disaster averted!
But here at the Tenth Amendment Center, we are not despondent, dismayed or even discouraged. And we are not at a loss as to what to do next.Details