That’s the opening line of this excellent piece by Peggy Noonan as she supposes what Democrats must have been thinking after Tuesday’s election.
Complete Las Vegans will want to give the piece a look. It has some solid advice for the GOP and tea party wing of the GOP. It mentions the Angle candidacy, among others and says:
"Even in a perfect political environment, those candidates who were conservative but seemed strange, or unprofessional, or not fully qualified, or like empty bags skittering along the street, did not fare well. The tea party provided the fire and passion of the election, and helped produce major wins—Marco Rubio by 19 points! But in the future the tea party is going to have to ask itself: Is this candidate electable? Will he pass muster with those who may not themselves be deeply political but who hold certain expectations as to the dignity and stature required of those who hold office?"
Good advice, I should think.