Take from this old VietNam Vet, close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades. A loss is a loss whether it is one vote or 10,000 votes. Everyone is spouting their talking points and what if's . This my final post on this website. I am reading all the same talking points that I read all throughout the campaign and they became old and boring then and even more old and boring now. Instead of talking about failures and pointing fingers of blame you should be developing ideas to gain control of the Congress in 2014. You should become proactive at your local/state level to elect people who represent your values.