My, that was quite an election. Frankly, it became more than I could handle. A lot of mudslinging and right up until Election Day, most polls indicated a tie. Many people such as Carl Rove or Dick Morris were shocked to see Obama reelected. In fact, Carl’s reaction to the election makes for some very compelling TV viewing. I can relate, even after four years it’s hard to believe we have a president who is black and has the most unlikely name of Barack Hussein Obama! Statistician Nate Silver wasn’t surprised though. He’s the same guy that correctly predicted the results of 49 out of 50 states in 2008 and he called the results of all 50 states in 2012! Statistics seem to be more useful in predicting elections than traditional polling. Of course polling never reaches cell phone users and until it does, the polls will continue to be wrong.
Bottom line is, Mitt Romney lost. I thought he’d withdraw from public life at this point because of the lukewarm support he received from his party two elections in a row but maybe he’s a glutton for punishment. He’ll be speaking at this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference. CPAC is the largest gathering of conservative politicians and their fan base in the nation. How unusual, they’re featuring Romney, who has zero political future while snubbing Chris Christie. Still, it should be a very interesting meeting this year, my hope is the GOP will change direction and we will have two viable healthy political parties in this nation again. I’m not going to hold my breath waiting on that though.