Not only am I glad that the next four years will not be about abortion and gay marriage and invading Iran, but I'm glad that Mitt Romney's political career is over.
I'm sure he's a great guy. But politically.....something to be discouraged.
Daniel Larison, writing at the American Conservative, explains why:
Traditional conservatives can’t celebrate Obama’s re-election, but they certainly shouldn’t be disconsolate over Romney’s loss, either. Romney represented almost everything that was wrong, misguided, and self-destructive in the Republican Party and the conservative movement. His defeat is a good outcome for the cause of peace and liberty in the country as a whole and within the Republican Party. The public rejected a candidate of fathomless cynicism and dishonesty, and that has to be greeted as a small, encouraging sign that there are still some things that Americans won’t tolerate in their leaders. Very few candidates have deserved to lose an election as richly as Romney deserved to lose this one.