Sometimes it is easy to draw quick lessons from a defeat — but this is not one of those times. Frankly, the scope of this defeat, not just for the White House but in the Senate and down-ballot races as well, is enough worse than expected that it requires a lot more sober, and lengthy, analysis.

Time to Reassess – By Quin Hillyer – The Corner – National Review Online. The place to begin, as the post by Conor F. that I quoted earlier indicates, is with this question: Why did you expect something better? Every single non-partisan source, every reading of the data based on number rather than punditry, said that Obama would win, but movement conservatives preferred to trust one another. If they don’t get out of their echo chamber they have zero chance of doing better next time around. So they should start by getting a better information stream.