The projections are in, and, aside from good news for the GOP in the U.S. House of Representatives, much of the rest of the news for the GOP was not good. However, I think Ohio’s GOP candidates did a good job, and so did the Romney/Ryan ticket.
I know that pundits will say that the race for the presidency was winnable (and it was), thus Romney should have been able to cross the finish line with a different strategy. I am comfortable with the job he did. I think Josh Mandel ran well, too. Therefore, I will not be playing a blame game that finds fault with the candidates. In fact, I will not even place blame on Obama and the opposing camp.
I think voters had enough information given to them to make their own decisions. I didn’t like the eventual election outcomes, but I do believe that the responsibility for these outcomes rests with the voters. If I had thought that the candidates had not done enough to inform the electorate about the choices involved in this election, then, yes, I might be looking to cast blame upon candidates. Even above and beyond the call of duty, both Republicans and Democrats had excellent GOTV ground games. Therefore, I commend the candidates for doing anything and everything that could reasonably be asked of them.
I foresee unpleasantries ahead as I see a White House on a collision course with the Congress. These consequences are the responsibility of the voters. The voters were forewarned. The voters decided. Now a word to the voters: Fasten your seat belts, because we’re in for a very rough ride.