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7:30 AM ET, November 8, 2012

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Politico:
Romneyworld reckoning begins  —  BOSTON — Advisers to Mitt Romney insisted Wednesday that they were surprised by the scale of their loss to President Barack Obama, while big-time GOP donors griped about the campaign's unflinching confidence in the final stretch.
Discussion: Balloon Juice
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Erik Wasson / Ballot Box:
Conservatives lambast Romney, vow to take over Republican Party  —  Conservative leaders on Wednesday lashed out at Mitt Romney, saying his attempts to paint himself as a moderate and hide his principles cost him the presidency.  —  They vowed to wage a war to put the Tea Party in charge …
New York Times:
Obama Campaign Clawed Back After a Dismal Debate  —  Seven minutes into the first presidential debate, the mood turned from tense to grim inside the room at the University of Denver where Obama staff members were following the encounter.  Top aides monitoring focus groups …
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Robert Costa / National Review:
Romney Adviser: It Was the Messaging  —  Boston — A Romney adviser partly blames last night's defeat on a weak message.  “Turnout was the big problem since we didn't get all of McCain's voters to the polls, but we really should have been talking more about Benghazi and Obamacare,” …
Washington Post:
The strategy that paved a winning path
Discussion: Washington Examiner and Daily Kos
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
Rove's On-Air Rebuttal of Fox's Ohio Vote Call Raises Questions About His Role  —  It was 11:13 p.m. on Tuesday, the moment that Fox News had called Ohio for President Obama.  Karl Rove stood just off camera, his phone glued to his ear.  On the other end was a senior Romney campaign official …
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Josh Feldman / Mediaite:
Jon Stewart Gleefully Rips Into Fox News Election Coverage: ‘There Was An Avalanche On Bullsh*t Mountain’  —  Jon Stewart recapped all the big news from last night's election, but saved his harshest criticisms for Fox News, Karl Rove, and in particular, five fateful minutes of the network …
Anne Sorock / rebelpundit:
Obama supporters celebrate: No more Israel; kill those motherf***ers  —  Obama supporters out celebrating his win on election night gathered on State Street Tuesday evening.  I asked one man why he was celebrating Obama, and what that meant to him.  He said, “It really means to me …
John Hinderaker / Power Line:
The Meaning of Yesterday's Defeat  —  Yesterday was a comprehensive disaster.  Here in Minnesota, to add a local perspective, not only did the state go for Obama-no surprise there-but the Democrats recaptured both houses of the legislature, and voters defeated two ballot initiatives, one on gay marriage and one on voter ID.
Aaron Sharockman / MiamiHerald.com:
How did the presidential pollsters do in Florida?  —  Which pollsters got it right?  Which pollsters got it wrong?  —  TAMPA BAY TIMES  —  Pre-Election Day polls in Florida predicting Mitt Romney would comfortably win the state's 29 electoral votes were quite wrong, it turns out.
Discussion: Politico
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Caitlin Dewey / Election 2012:
Puerto Rico approves statehood  —  A slim majority of Puerto Ricans voted Tuesday to approve a non-binding referendum that would make the island the 51st U.S. state.  The measure requires final approval from Congress, so it means little for Puerto Rico right now.
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BBC:
Puerto Rico wants to become the 51st state of the US
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
John Hinderaker / Power Line:
A Silver Lining and a Conundrum  —  I can see only one good outcome from yesterday's election: the fact that Barack Obama will be the president who inherits the mess left by Barack Obama.  The economy is in awful shape; it won't get much better given Obama's policies, and may get worse.
Greg Risling / Associated Press:
Man behind anti-Muslim film sentenced to prison  —  LOS ANGELES (AP) — The California man behind an anti-Muslim film that led to violence in many parts of the Middle East was sentenced Wednesday to a year in federal prison for probation violations in an unrelated matter, then issued a provocative statement through his attorney.
Sam Stein / The Huffington Post:
Harry Reid: Filibuster Reform Will Be Pursued In The Next Congress … REACT:  —  FOLLOW:  —  Harry Reid , Video, Reid Filibuster Reform, Harry Reid Filibuster Reform, Reid Congress, Reid Reform Filibuster, Reid Republicans Obstruction, Politics News  —  WASHINGTON — Senate Majority …
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Dick / DickMorris.com:
Why I Was Wrong  —  I've got egg on my face.  I predicted a Romney landslide and, instead, we ended up with an Obama squeaker.  —  The key reason for my bum prediction is that I mistakenly believed that the 2008 surge in black, Latino, and young voter turnout would recede in 2012 to “normal” levels.
New York Times:
Little to Show for Cash Flood by Big Donors  —  At the private air terminal at Logan Airport in Boston early Wednesday, men in unwrinkled suits sank into plush leather chairs as they waited to board Gulfstream jets, trading consolations over Mitt Romney's loss the day before.
CNBC:
Boeing Announces Big Layoffs in Defense Division  —  Boeing announced a major restructuring of its defense division on Wednesday that will cut 30 percent of management jobs from 2010 levels, close facilities in California and consolidate several business units to cut costs.  —  The company [BA Loading...
Andrew Klavan / City Journal:
The Long Game  —  Three areas the Right should address, financially and intellectually  —  Life is short, said Hippocrates, but art is long.  There is a practical corollary to that great truth: elections are won and lost in the politics of the moment, but it's the culture that makes the nation.
Lori Montgomery / Washington Post:
Boehner opens door to ‘new revenue,’ to halt debt  —  Video: Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio) addressed the fiscal cliff and the national debt after President Obama's reelection.  Boehner said Republicans are willing to accept new revenue.  —  Republicans are “willing to accept new revenue” …
Lizette Alvarez / New York Times:
Florida's Votes Go Unclaimed, but This Time Less Depends on Them  —  MIAMI — Another presidential election has come and gone.  Only not in Florida, where through much of Wednesday the swing state's 29 electoral votes remained an unclaimed, though largely inconsequential, prize.
Rush Limbaugh:
In a Nation of Children, Santa Claus Wins  —  RUSH: Hey, any of you guys in there want to come sit in my chair today?  Anybody?  Nobody wants to come sit in my chair here?  None of you?  I mean, I'm giving you a golden opportunity to speak to, what, 50 million people.  —  (interruption)
Mary Matalin / National Review:
Mendacity and Malice Won  —  What happened?  A political narcissistic sociopath leveraged fear and ignorance with a campaign marked by mendacity and malice rather than a mandate for resurgence and reform.  Instead of using his high office to articulate a vision for our future …
Brett LoGiurato / Business Insider:
‘Unskewed’ Pollster: ‘Nate Silver Was Right, And I Was Wrong’  —  Dean Chambers, the man who garnered praise from the right and notoriety on the left for his “Unskewed Polling” site, admitted today that his method was flawed.  —  “Nate Silver was right, and I was wrong,” Chambers said in a phone interview.
John Quiggin / Crooked Timber:
Mulligan talks his book  —  Before engaging in another round with Casey Mulligan, I'd like to say that, while I find most of his arguments implausible, I don't think he's silly for making them.  Given the position he's trying to defend, these are the best arguments available.
wmctv.com:
More than 400 students protest election  —  OXFORD, MS -  —  (WMC-TV) - While you were sleeping, protests were forming on the Ole Miss campus in Oxford, Mississippi.  —  Reports originally came into Action News 5 that “riots” were brewing on the college campus.
Michael Moore / MichaelMoore.com:
Morning in America  —  This country has truly changed, and I believe there will be no going back.  Hate lost yesterday.  That is amazing in and of itself.  And all the women who were elected last night!  A total rebuke of Neanderthal attitudes.  —  Now the real work begins.
 
 
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David M. Weinberg / Israel Hayom:
Fill your sandbags
Discussion: Weekly Standard
Chris Megerian / PolitiCal:
California Democrats emerge more powerful after election
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Laura Bassett / The Huffington Post:
Gender Gap In 2012 Election Aided Obama Win
Simon Jackman / The Huffington Post:
Pollster Predictive Performance, 51 out of 51
Discussion: Felix Salmon and Percolator
The College Fix:
Professor's Book Hails ‘Apostle Barack,’ Compares Him to Jesus
JeeYeon Park / CNBC:
Stocks Plunge 2% After Election, Dow Skids 300
Discussion: CNN
New York Times:
How Obama Won Re-election
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Gregory Wallace / CNN:
Christie: Romney 'didn't get enough votes'
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Why Mitt Romney Lost: A Simple, Overriding Theory
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