Political Science major...well, that explains it. As far as the Republican party...as a registered independent...I can agree that the Republican party has issues...the #1 issue being blaming the loss on failed policies....policy didn't lose the election...Romney playing prevent defense and a hurricane lost it...but Romney just had some bad luck...had Hurricane Sandy turned east...Mitt is the 45th President.
Oh yea...as far as Murdouch and Akin, I didn't even know who the hell they were prior to their famous gaffes... I think both of 'em are freaking fools and deserved to get their asses whipped.
The Democrats are the ones that should be worried...it's looking like Obama still has no intentions of compromising...so, we're looking at an even bigger recession...unemployment rates will likely hit double digits again...and will likely have a $20 trillion deficit by 2016...not only will Republicans own the White House, they'll own Congress and the Senate.
I can't much speculate on 2016 yet. One thing I learned during my time as a poly sci major, is that the American voter can be a truly strange creature, that will defy predictions from time to time.