|Mitt Romney's gracious concession speech showed|
how strong he would have been if he had not been compelled
to drink Tea Party Kool-Aid to get the GOP nomination
1) Senate Republican obstructionism was defeated. Big loss for Senator Mitch McConnell’s filibuster strategy.
2) The Tea Party is a liability.
3) The Republicans prevailed only in former slave states and states without a major metropolitan area (unless you want to make more of Indianapolis and St. Louis than they deserve). There aren't enough people there.
4) The Nixonian southern strategy - which powered every Republican presidential victory since 1968! - is in a shambles.
If the Republican party is serious about contending for power it has to beg the RINOS to return - an unlikely proposition now that the Fox News closed information loop is almost hermetically sealed.