Congratulations to President-Elect Obama
Yeah, those words stick in my craw, but let's face it. The guy may be an empty suit but he ran a very disciplined campaign. Aside from Joe the Plumber, Obama didn't make any major mistakes; all his problems were from his past.
Senator McCain will no doubt get a ton of second-guessing, but I don't think there's any doubt that the financial crisis eliminated any chance a Republican candidate had of winning today. I'll try to run the numbers, but I suspect strongly when all is said and done that McCain did better than the party in the aggregate.