MrFancyPants got me to thinking. (Boy, there's a sentence I never thought I'd write.)
In "Not another Mike Murphy post..." he says:
When people like Mr. Murphy talk about winning elections, we actually agree with him- we just don't think winning on any term is a real victory. Because if we just win, but don't move the pendulum back towards sanity, we haven't won anything at all, and the end result is the same- horrors beyond imagining.
These words father many interesting questions:
What is "Real Victory"? How does/should the Right define winning? Is it simply moving the pendulum back towards sanity? Or something more?
Does winning in the short-term differ from winning in the long-term?
Is winning possible?
What is the relationship between election night victory and real victory? What should it be?