Ok folks, fun's over.
The Gov, COS, and the consultants ran a power play, and lost, flat lost. The right person won. Now, get behind him, there are a number of elections to win this year.
I watch a lot of people carp and dither about this and that. Go down to your local Democratic Party HQ and do the phone work, the canvassing, the voter registration, the data entry, and all the other scut work to get Obama elected, and oh by the way, all of the local and state candidates. Dont like that, then get off your butts and go raise funds, we really need them. If you do not understand that this is a fight to the death, and that it will only end in our death as a political entity, you are not helping, you are likely the opposition.
I fully understand that in working 40-50 hours a week for Obama is working for the least objectionable candidate - same with candidates in middle and lower ranks in State and Counties. But, do you really want Mittens and his troup of hired assassins running the whole show. We can retake the House if we do the right things. But, our lapse in 2010, yes we did not drag everyone to the polls, cost us the redistricting, and thus perhaps the state for 10 years. Ok, what is the 10 year game plan. Get in the trenches for the long haul, for the ground game.
You will not find a greater cynic than I am, but we can only make things happen as groups, and larger groups. I for one am tired of idiot political guitar heroes (in their own minds) who see the political struggles as going on somewhere else, usually below their august position. There is no "somewhere else". There is here and now.
Put your money and time and work into the Democratic Party. I have not seen anyone in any party or corporation or anywhere jump into their panties two legs at a time. People will screw up, got to get past that and keep our eyes on the prize. As trite as that sounds, it worked and will work again. Quit looking for instant wins.
Go down to your Democratic Party and volunteer. Solicit unaffiliateds to work with us. Use fear if need be. But dammit, win this year, and next year, and the next, ad nausem. If not us, who?