Romney by an electoral college landslide — more than 300 votes. The swing states will all swing the same way; Romney stuns Obama early in Pennsylvania, then cruises through Virginia, North Carolina, and Florida.The Free Market requires that Michael Walsh never be hustled out the door.
Romney’s upper Midwest strategy pays off when bellwether Wisconsin pays back the Democrats for their recall treachery and delivers the state to the GOP.
The Republicans keep the House and narrowly retake the Senate, even without Todd Akin, who’s this year’s Sharron Angle and Christine O’Donnell rolled into one.
There are minor civil disturbances, quickly quelled. On Wednesday, the stock market goes up 300 points. Hiring booms. Flowers bloom. Pretty girls smile again. The sun comes out.
And we do it again four years later.
– Michael Walsh is weekly op-ed columnist for the New York Post and a regular contributor to National Review Online.
Michael Walsh today:
But hey — why let a little thing like two devastating losses in the most important election since 1860 get you down? November 6 was just another day in the lives of the GOP’s krack kadre of kampaign konsultants who — as Pat Caddell points out here — have now lost four of the last six presidential elections, essentially by running the same candidate (wealthy scion of the Republican establishment with zero personal downside to a loss) over and over again, and expecting a different result.What a totally obvious problem that nobody saw that isn't a political problem in itself that will never get fixed if Republicans have their dream slate of policies enacted!
I like, though, this idea of the Candidate With Something To Lose being in the race. Free Market principles of reward and punishment that won't result in the firing of Michael Walsh should be brought to bear on Republican candidates. Grover Norquist should come up with another pledge: all Republican candidates who lose must take jobs as Wal-Mart greeters for the length of the term they run for, and they must forego all other income for that period.