Guy- a couple of observations.
1. That everyone in the GOP was thinking of getting in on the victory and everyone from Romney himself to the most junior house assumng victory does not argue well for their professionalism or electoral expertise. Frankly I am not much inclined to pay much attention to any of them.
2. Those of us who live in the real world were concerned from day 1 that Romney and the Republican establishment would somehow find the proper strategy to lose a won game. Our fears turned out to be well founded.
3. Negative attacks must be met and dealt with savagely and instantly. We made that mistake in 1996 and didn't learn. We made the same mistake this year and paid the same price