But make no mistake: there are garbage cans being kicked, and consultants being sworn at, at NRCC headquarters right now. And the Republicans may need to engage in some self-reflection about whether nationalizing the race will be the optimal strategy in each of 50 distinct states and 435 distinct Congressional Districts.
A big problem Republicans have is that nobody ever gets fired. Yeah, they're swearing and kicking trash cans, but the same jerks will be hired back to do the same stupid shit they always do. Evidence: they've done it several times now just since Obama's been in office. Obviously the words "lesbian bondage club" have to be in national headlines for anybody to get fired.
Fire their asses. There's no shortage of neurons in DC, and your guys probably aren't nearly as smart as you or they think they are.
Democrats have this problem too, at least to some extent. How many Presidential campaigns has Bob Shrum botched? I mean, seriously -- who says, "Hey, this guy is really due, huh?" Oh, John Kerry, that's who. I guess Kerry really was that stupid.
UPDATE 11/19 ~1108pm:
Oh look, the WSJ agrees with me:
It's probably too late in the campaign season to replace party leaders, but someone needs to invite new thinking, and perhaps fire all the highly paid consultants. Tuesday's defeat shows that November is going to be a hard fight, and the stakes are too high for Republicans to follow three-time losers.