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10. The Left had their lawyers at the ready, and the liberal media was promising us "a late night." However, the margin of victory for Scott Walker made it impossible for the Left to utilize their tactical motto: if you're not cheating, you're not trying. When I was a kid growing up in Big Ten basketball country, I knew my Michigan Wolverines needed to be at least 5-8 points better than Indiana or Purdue when playing them on the road, because the refs were so intimidated by Bobby Knight and Gene Keady you weren't going to get a call down the stretch. Similarly, one way to not worry about how many dead people get registered to vote is just to defeat the Left soundly so their shenanigans become a moot point. Considering how bad their ideas are, there’s no reason for most of these elections to be this close anyway (outside of the hard-core blue state coastal states) if we do our job.

9. The liberal media was telling us in the days leading up to the race the race was tightening, and “it was going to come down to turnout.” Liberal media translation: “it’s going to come down to turnout” means the Democrat or liberal cause is going to lose, but we just can’t bring ourselves to say it.

8. My wife is relieved. I tweeted to MSNBC’s Ed Schultz after my last appearance on his show that I would get a birther tattoo if Scott Walker lost. Walker has spared her. Should he decide to enter a future Iowa Caucus he might have already earned her vote.

7. Standing for conservative principles unites Republicans. People like me all over the country that detest the Republican Party establishment, and their milquetoast presidential candidates like Mitt McCain, were strongly united behind Walker. Why? Because he’s giving us something to vote for and not just against.

6. Fox News exit polling had Barack Obama ahead of Mitt Romney by virtually the same margin as Walker won by. As an analyst there is no way to analyze that other than as an indictment of Romney specifically.

5. The message the Romney Campaign should receive from that Fox News exit polling is lose the etch-a-sketch.

4. Walker doesn’t compromise (see that as surrender) and wins a high turnout election. Will Republicrats inside the beltway or at our various state capitols get the message?

3. The country seems willing to truly reject Obama-style progressivism. I’m concerned by nominating Romney we missed a true window of opportunity to turn this country back towards the right, instead of just slowing down the rate of the Leftist lurch.


Steve Deace

Steve Deace's nationally-syndicated radio show airs coast-to-coast each weeknight from 9-Midnight eastern, including many of the Salem Radio Network's top conservative talk stations in markets like New York City, Houston, Philadelphia, Seattle, and Minneapolis. His radio program has been featured in major media such as Fox News, CBS News, ABC News, CNN, MSNBC, The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Politico, The Weekly Standard, and National Review among others. In 2013 he wrote the second-most shared column of the year for USA Today, defending "Duck Dynasty" and traditional American values. In addition to being a contributor for Town Hall.com, Deace is also a columnist for The Washington Times. He is also the author of the new book Rules for Patriots: How Conservatives Can Win Again, which includes a foreword by David Limbaugh and is endorsed by a who's who of conservative leaders. You can follow him on Twitter @SteveDeaceShow.