As a mood-setter for a day of sorting through electoral implications, particularly for our friends in the GOP, here’s White Stripes performing “Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground.”

Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.