Could be worse

The elections haven’t been the bloodbath that was predicted.

It’s not that there were no disappointments. There were some painful losses for Democrats: the odious Peter Thiel acolyte JD Vance has won a Senate seat in Ohio; candidates that perennially capture the imagination and hope of national democrats, like Beto O’Rourke and Stacey Abrams, lost.

Beto O’Rourke doesn’t capture my imagination, but losing Stacey Abrams is a bitter pill.

The much-watched state of Georgia provided perhaps the most embarrassing result for Trump: Brian Kemp, the candidate he campaigned hardest against, was comfortably re-elected governor, while Herschel Walker, his hand-picked Senate candidate, polled almost 5% behind Kemp and is probably facing a highly uncertain runoff against Raphael Warnock.

I hope Trump is lurching around Maralago screaming and throwing things and breaking windows.

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