→ The Lessons from the Election’s Numbers Start to Emerge

Michael Barone, writing on NRO:

My tentative conclusion is that we may be back to the nearly even balance between the parties we saw between 1995 and 2005. Since then, we’ve been in a period of open-field politics, with big swings to the Democrats in 2006 and 2008 and a big swing to the Republicans in 2010.

Both sides hoped those swings would prove permanent. 2012 suggests both sides were disappointed. It looks like we’re back to trench-warfare politics at the national level.

This is probably the most positive thing that has been said about the Republican Party’s prospects going forward.