I have a prediction, though not a particularly prescient one. Minnesota Republicans will say they lost the election because of bad candidates. Mitt Romney, Kurt Bills, and the Tea Party-supported freshmen legislators were all just bad candidates, they will say.
“Victory has a thousand fathers, and defeat is an orphan,” as John F. Kennedy observed, and in the coming days a lot of Republican candidates will be orphaned.
But for their own good, Republican leaders need to objectively ponder this question: Bad candidates, or bad policies? Continue reading