A Fine Line Between Bad and The Worst

The late hits just keep coming: VA SEN headed for a recount; Shaheen’s lead in NH endangered; Hagan’s lead in NC endangered. Coakley’s in trouble; Quinn’s in trouble; Anthony Brown is in deep trouble; Michaud is trailing; Hickenlooper’s trailing; Paul Davis is trailing. Mary Landrieu’s in a runoff, but after finishing second, which wasn’t supposed to happen. Georgia’s two big races are officially over, the promise of the exit polls wiped out. Even the Last of the Blue Dogs, Rep. John Barrow (D-GA), lost after surviving so many elections.

I may stay up and watch California returns, and I have to write a TPMCafe column about this whole mess, but I’m hanging it up here. Hope your sleep is less troubled than mine will probably be.

Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore, a Monthly contributing editor, is a columnist for the Daily Intelligencer, New York magazine’s politics blog, and the managing editor for the Democratic Strategist.