Harsh realities were faced, the status quo was embraced.
Tea partiers, not so much.
But Rachel Maddow is happy to point out his George W. Bush problem.
The tea party could propel a Palin to victory in both.
Paul to Spitzer: "Your personal agenda is getting in the way of you being a very effective broadcaster."
But now comes gridlock, discord, and painful compromise.
Plus, Chris Matthews tries to get Alabama governor Haley Barbour to let him know when the next boys' club meeting starts.
From Horace Mann to Iraq to the tea party.
It's an "epidemic," they claim. "No, it's not," say the facts.
He's Tim Profitt, the candidate's Bourbon County Coordinator.
Plus, the Washington 'Post''s Eugene Robinson and Keith Olbermann see gridlock as a political "wet dream" for Barack Obama.
Fifty percent of likely voters are Republican and 35 percent support the Tea Party.
The Times and AP have wildly different numbers on how many tea-party candidates are on the ballot this year.
"There is nothing to be proud of in being a dysfunctional homosexual."
"I've always been fascinated by the fact that here was a relatively small country accomplished incredible things."
And trashes the Republican Party.