Election 2006 was indeed a thriller. The GOP definitely has lots to think about but now the burden of leading is on the Democrats. The GOP can take the offensive standpoint. The Democrats need to produce their plans and put them into action instead of saying they have plans.
The GOP needs to rally and get its ducks in a row. Hopefully in 2008 we can retain the Presidency and take back Congress.
George Allen did the right thing today by conceding and not dragging the Commonwealth through another recount. 8000+ votes is too much of a difference to make up. As we saw last year, the recount requester lost and didn’t gained votes. Allen deserves accolades for this and does preserve some of his political prestige. Hopefully Allen will return to public office again one day. However, this campaign may have made that feat very difficult for him to accomplish. I think Allen’s Presidential hopes are sadly toast and he will have an extremely hard time getting elected to another office in Virginia.
So goes another election into the history books.