The campaign is done, over, Nate Silver can go get drunk, and the formerly confident members of the Republican Party are asking “what happened?” Also they’re asking “What the hell did all that money go for?”
Now I could go deep into some of my own theories about political groups, which are roughly that a lot of lobbying and political organizations are just lucrative fronts to part donors from cash. But still there was a LOT of money sloshing around this election, and many is the time I hears someone predict it would break in the Republican’s favor. Doesn’t look that way.
I think there is an issue that money can only buy so much, and it’s worse in a time of highly “tribal” political divisions, as explored by Salon.