I'm packing up. About a dozen or so people remain, including the News12 people for some reason. The beer is almost gone. It's been a night of incredulity here.
This sort of complete sweep can't be explained by any particular shortcomings of our individual candidates. Because they didn't have any. Not enough to explain this. This is something WAY more than that.
This is a wake up call for Democrats in Connecticut. We've been partying on our huge gains since last November, and the hubris associated with winning certainly factored in to some extent.
But more than that, the nation is responding to the GOP's incessant poisoning of the waters. Their message is getting through, while Democratic failings are increasingly becoming a factor. The pendulum, pushed heavily left by near-universal hatred for Bush, seems to have stopped and may have started it's return to the right.
This is a wake up call for us. Let's hope we hear the alarm before next year.