Erick Erickson | A status quo election

Like when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object, we now know what happens when a candidate so weak anybody can beat him meets a candidate so weak he cannot beat anybody.  Americans vote for the status quo.  $6 billion later, Americans voted for the status quo.  Karl Rove, call your donors.

Republicans will keep the House.  Democrats will keep the Senate.  Obama will keep the White House.

It is what it is.  The next two years are going to be some of the most fun and exciting years within the modern American conservative movement.

We know in American politics that nothing is permanent.  The question we are going to have to assess is whether Barack Obama’s coalition is a Democratic coalition or a Barack Obama coalition.  My personal opinion is that Barack Obama built a winning coalition for Barack Obama and it may not translate to a long term Democratic coalition.  Just ask Minority Leader Pelosi and that now endangered creature known as the Democratic Governor.


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