Coming out of last night's defeat, it occurred to me that there are some important things that we don't know, and some important lessons that we now know.
What We Don't Know
Was the President's appeal personal or political?
In some ways, Barack Obama presents the perfect political storm for non-Democrats. He has particular appeal both to minority communities and to the affluent academic-elite-lefty components of the Democrat party. So was last night's heavy Democrat turnout a new benchmark for Democratic turnout based on support for Democrat policy, or was it a particular testament to Obama's persona and...