This is in the New York Post.
Throughout the campaign Democrats have told us that the GOP was coming apart. They gleefully said that the party would not nominate an outsider. When they did they said he could never beat Clinton. She had everything; the media, more cash, imagined political expertise, Bill on her side, Obama on her side, and she was a woman. Unbeatable.
As it turns out she was beatable and was beaten. Her name will be a footnote, a little more memorable because of her gender than whomever it was who ran against Calvin Coolidge.
Democrats are in a uniquely weak position after this race. Anyone with political savvy enough to run for President is over seventy and will be still older in four years. The Pelosis, Reids, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders are just not going to be up to the grind. Reid is already stepping down. More will follow. It will take a long time to find and train replacements.
The GOP has show itself ready to rally behind the new President-Elect. They are getting stronger while the Democrats have been weakened. Barack Obama had eight years in which to strengthen his party. He tried campaigning for Democrats but they mostly lost as a result.
But he got in plenty of rounds of golf.
Obama is a once-in-a-generation political athlete who will always be remembered as the nation’s first African-American president. But a goodly portion of what he has labored for over two terms could now wash out with the political tide.
President Obama’s party is lurching toward its own bloodletting after losing to perhaps the least likely presidential candidate in all of American history.
We now know that President Obama’s larger project has come a cropper. He is no Ronald Reagan, not even close.”